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Bassoon Audition Requirements

Select the degree you are interested in to review the audition requirements and additional degree information. Faculty contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

Bassoon Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Degree Page: Composition (BM)

Note: Audition only required for instrumental emphasis (private lesson) consideration

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music (BA)

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music Education (BM)

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music in Combination with an Outside Field (BM)

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music Theory (BM)

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Performance (BM)

  1. One complete major work -- a concerto, sonata, or suite
  2. Two smaller works (or movements from a major work) of a contrasting style
  3. Major and minor scales
  4. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Performance & Music Education (BM)

  1. One complete major work -- a concerto, sonata, or suite
  2. Two smaller works (or movements from a major work) of a contrasting style
  3. Major and minor scales
  4. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Sound Recording Technology (BM)

Note: SRT applicants must submit a pre-screen audition recording (review requirements)

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Program Page: Music Minor

  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles
  2. Scales and arpeggios
  3. Sight-reading

Bassoon Audition Requirements - Graduate

Degree Page: Performance (MM)

Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program.

Prepare the following for a 20-minute audition:

  1. Mozart Concerto for Bassoon, K191
    • (movements I, II with cadenzas)
  2. One contrasting work of the candidate's choice
  3. Four (4) standard orchestral excerpts
  4. Etude of candidate's choice
  5. All scales, full range

Degree Page: Music Education (MM, MS)

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  • One complete work - a concerto, sonata, or suite
  • Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.
  • Major and minor scales

Faculty

Christin Schillinger
Professor of Bassoon
Visit Professor Schillinger's Website

Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Schillinger.