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Graduate Bassoon Auditions

Bassoon section during a UI Symphony Band concert.

Audition Days: 

February 4 & 10 

All graduate applicants wishing to be considered for assistantships, fellowships, and music scholarships should make every attempt to audition on one of the official audition days. If this is not possible, arrangements must be made with Professor Benjamin by email:

Candidates should prepare four contrasting selections that demonstrate strengths and musicality. Audition materials should be thoroughly prepared and approximately 20 to 25 minutes in length. Choose music that you love to play and will demonstrate your gifts.

Audition Requirements:

  • We encourage applicants to perform a diverse selection including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, disabled composers, and composers from one's own cultural background
  • One etude demonstrating the applicant's level of musical and technical abilities
  • A complete work of artistic and technical difficulty from the advanced solo repertoire


For additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Coelho.