Woodwinds Audition Repertoire

Audition recordings are required for all?applicants to NEC. The repertoire does not need to be accompanied unless specifically noted. After reviewing?the?recording guidelines,?please upload your recording files as part of your online application.

Artist Diploma requirements are found on the?Artist Diploma?audition requirements page.

Audition Repertoire Guidelines

Flute

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Undergraduate:

  1. One Etude
  2. Mozart: Concerto in G or D Major - movements 1 and 2
  3. A major 20th century work ( a complete sonata, concerto, or substantial work such as Dutilleux?Sonatine, Jolivet?Chant de Linos, Martin?Ballade, or Sancan?Sonatine)
  4. Required piece: Prelude for?unaccompanied?flute by Ulysses Kay

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

Graduate:

  1. Any sonata by J.S. Bach
  2. A Mozart Concerto - complete
  3. A major 20th century work (complete sonata, concerto, or substantial work such as Dutilleux?Sonatine, Jolivet?Chant de Linos, Martin?Ballade, or Sancan?Sonatine)
  4. Required piece: Prelude for unaccompanied flute by Ulysses Kay
  5. Five Orchestral Excerpts displaying a variety of styles

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

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Oboe

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Undergraduate:

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  1. One slow Ferling etude, and either a fast Ferling etude or a Barrett Grand Study
  2. One slow and one fast movement from either a Baroque or Classical concerto
  3. Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

Graduate:

  1. One slow Ferling etude, and either a fast Ferling etude or a Barrett Grand Study
  2. One slow and one fast movement from either a Baroque or Classical concerto
  3. Four contrasting orchestral excerpts

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

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Clarinet

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Undergraduate:

  1. Two contrasting movements from a clarinet concerto written in the 18th or 19th century.?
  2. One major work for the clarinet (concerto, sonata, solo…) written in the 20th or 21st century.?
  3. Two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.
  4. A melody of your choice which you feel represents your cultural background and/or personal interest. It may be from any genre of music and you may add embellishment or improvisation.

Piano accompaniments are not required.?

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

Graduate:

  1. One clarinet concerto (complete) written in the 18th or 19th century.?
  2. One major work for the clarinet (concerto, sonata, solo…) written in the 20th or 21st century.
  3. Three contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.
  4. A melody of your choice which you feel represents your cultural background and/or personal interest. It may be from any genre of music and you may add embellishment or improvisation

Piano accompaniments are not required.?

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

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Bassoon

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Undergraduate:

Please record multi-movement works in one take. Both excerpts should also be recorded in one take. Piano accompaniment is not required.

  1. Two contrasting movements from an 18th or 19th-century sonata, concerto, or unaccompanied piece (or a one-movement work in its entirety), or two contrasting etudes from the Milde 50 Concert Studies
  2. Two contrasting movements from a 20th-century or later sonata, concerto, or unaccompanied piece (or a one-movement work in its entirety)
  3. Two orchestral excerpts of your choice

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own?cultural?background.

Graduate:

Please record multi-movement works in one take. All four excerpts should also be recorded in one take. Piano accompaniment is not required.

  1. Two contrasting movements from a Baroque or Classical sonata, concerto, or unaccompanied piece (or a one-movement work in its entirety)
  2. Two contrasting movements from a Romantic or early 20th-century sonata, concerto, or unaccompanied piece (or a one-movement work in its entirety)
  3. Two contrasting movements from a post-1950 sonata, concerto, or unaccompanied piece (or a one-movement work in its entirety)
  4. Four orchestral excerpts of your choice

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NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own?cultural?background.

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Saxophone

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Undergraduate:

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Two of the following, or comparable works:

  • Creston?Sonata, Op.19 (pub. Shawnee); 2 contrasting mvmts
  • Desenclos?Prelude, Cadence et Finale?(pub. Leduc)
  • Glazounov?Concerto?(pub. Leduc)
  • Decruck?Sonata?(pub. Billaudot)
  • Nelson?Sonata?(pub. Advance Music)
  • Ibert?Concertino da Camera?(pub. Leduc); 1 movement
  • Rueff?Sonate?(pub. Leduc)
  • Villa-Lobos?Fantasia?(pub. Peer-Southern); 2 contrasting mvmts

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

Graduate:

  1. Ibert?Concertino da Camera?(pub. Leduc), or a comparable work
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  2. Choose one of the following, or a comparable work:
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    • Creston?Sonata, Op.19 (pub. Shawnee); 2 contrasting mvmts
    • Dahl?Concerto?(pub. European American Music); 2 contrasting mvmts
    • Tower Second Flight (pub. Associated Music Publishers)
    • Denisov?Sonata?(pub. Leduc); any 2 mvmts
    • Chen Twice Removed (pub. RCEditions)
    • Glazounov?Concerto?(pub. Leduc)
    • Harbison?Sonata "San Antonio"?(pub. Schirmer-AMP); 2 contrasting mvmts
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  3. Two orchestral excerpts from?The Orchestral Saxophonist, Vol.1 (pub. Roncorp). Suggested excerpts:
    ? Mussorgsky-Ravel?Pictures at an Exhibition
    ? Prokofiev?Lieutenant Kije
    ? Rachmaninov?Symphonic Dances

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

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