Audition & Program Requirements

Bachelor of Music: Oboe

No prescreening round; audition unaccompanied.

Fall 2023 Audition Formats:

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or complete a live Zoom interview and submit a recorded audition. Applicants unable to audition on campus are required to submit recordings of all their audition repertoire. Audition recordings must be submitted via the applicant's Bienen School Supplement.

For Final Audition:

  • Two études with contrasting tempos by Barret or Ferling
  • Two or three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts of the applicant’s choice
  • Two solo selections of the applicant's choice (if the applicant selects a work that has multiple movements, it is not necessary to prepare the entire piece)

Suggested Solo Selections:

  • Concerto by Cimarosa, Marcello, Handel, Mozart, or Vivaldi

  • Sonata by Telemann, Handel, Saint-Saëns, or Hindemith

  • Schumann, Three Romances

  • Britten, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid


    Other Degrees

    Master of Music: Oboe