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Graduate Bassoon Auditions

Bassoon section during a UI Symphony Band concert.**All Auditions for Fall 2021 admisison will be conducted virtually**

Completing the application by the application deadline will enhance the possibilities of being admitted for the following fall semester; later applications will be considered if openings remain. Although an audition on campus is recommended, a recording, representative of current performing abilities, may be submitted. The audition should include representative works from the advanced solo literature.

Graduate applicants should submit video auditions containing 15-30 minutes of music. Submission may be one video or several. Submission links will be submitted through the Music Supplemental Application. 

Audition should include:

  • One slow etude from Milde Concert Studies Op. 26, vol. 2 (26-50)
  • Mozart Bassoon Concerto (with cadenzas)
  • Two movements or solo piece from the standard repertory
  • One additional work written in the last 50 years (DMA only)

Suggested bassoon solo repertoire:

  • Concertos by Françaix, Jolivet, Hummel, Vivaldi, Weber, and Williams. Sonatas and solo pieces by Bitsch, Boutry, Cascarino, Devienne, Dutilleux, Etler, Fasch, Elgar, Hindemith, Hurlstone, Koechlin, Mignone, Nussio, Saint-Saëns, and Tansman.

Works not on these lists may be used for an audition with advance approval per the bassoon faculty.


For additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Coelho.