Woodwind Audition Information
Once your form is received, you will be contacted to schedule your audition time.
For questions please contact:
Dr. Eugene Zoro, Woodwind Area Coordinator
PAC 145; (360) 650-3781; Eugene.Zoro@wwu.edu
Out-of-state students sending a recording please fill out and attach this form with your recording: Entrance Audition Form (pdf)
Acceptance into the Department of Music does not guarantee acceptance into the University. For more information on applying to WWU, visit WWU Admissions.
Students should use the below information to help them craft an audition that best shows their talents and abilities. Consultation with private instructor will also help students to prepare a quality audition. Students are NOT REQUIRED to play all of the repertoire below. These are suggested guidelines to help you prepare your audition.
Flute -- Any Handel sonata (except E minor)—select at least 1. Any etude from Anderson Etude Method, op. 41—select any 2 of the 18. Major & minor scales & arpeggios through 4 sharps & 4 flats (2 octaves).
Oboe -- Handel Sonata No. 1. Any melodic study from Barret or etude from Ferling “48 Studies.” Major & minor scales & arpeggios through 4 sharps & 4 flats (2 octaves).
Clarinet -- Any 2 etudes from “Thirty-two Etudes for Clarinet” by C. Rose, or from “Preliminary Studies for the Accomplished Clarinetist” Vol. 1 by R. Jettel. One solo work comparable to the Weber “Concertino” or Hindemith “Sonata”. Major & minor scales & arpeggios through 4 sharps and 4 flats (2 octaves).
Bassoon -- 3 or 4 selected studies from Weissenborn Complete Method. Any two studies from Weissenborn Advanced Studies. Mozart “Concerto in Bb” (2nd & 3rd movements), or Galliard “Sonatas I & VI” or Phillips “Concertpiece” or Telemann “Sonata in F”. Scales & arpeggios through 4 sharps & 4 flats (2 octaves).
Saxophone -- 2 studies from Ferling 48 Famous Sutdies, Rubank Selected Studies, Klose 25 Exercises or Niehaus Jazz Studies. 1 solo work comparable to Glazounov: Concerto, Ibert: Concertino da Camera, Villa-Lobos: Fantasia, Bozza: aria or Ibert aria. Major & minor scales & arpeggios through 4 sharps & 4 flats (2 octaves or full range).