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Undergraduate Bassoon Auditions

UI Symphony Band bassoon section.

Bassoon Audition Days

  • February 9

  • February 10

  • February 16

  • February 17

Audition Day Information

The submission deadline for undergraduates to file the School of Music supplemental application is February 1.


No prescreening required

Preparation Requirements

Candidates should prepare three contrasting selections that demonstrate strengths and musicality. Choose music that you love to play and will demonstrate your gifts. 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. The audition will be in a lesson format with a full duration of 30 minutes.

Time Requirement

Audition materials should be thoroughly prepared and approximately 10 to 15 minutes in length.


No accompaniment required

Technical Requirements

One etude showing the applicant's level of technical and musical ability

Suggested or Required Repertoire

No required repertoire, please reach out to Professor Benjamin for repertoire suggestions

Judging Criteria

Auditions will be judged on current technical and expressive abilities, the potential for growth, and the desire to learn.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the audition and number of applicants, we will not be able to provide individual comments. All decisions made will be final.


  1. When am I considered for scholarship?
    1. You are considered for scholarship at the time of audition
  2. When will I hear about my results?
    1. You will be notified via formal letter about your audition results and music scholarship results in early March

Contact Information

Professor Benjamin Coelho

Allison Bierman, Admissions Counselor

                (319) 335-3994