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Oboe 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.

Oboe Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Degree Page: Composition (BM)

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

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  3. Sight-Reading

Degree Page: Music (BA)

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  3. Sight-Reading

Degree Page: Music Education (BM)

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  3. Sight-Reading

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

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  3. Sight-Reading

Degree Page: Music Theory (BM)

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  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 harmonic minor scales
  4. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Performance and 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 harmonic minor scales
  4. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Sound Recording Technology (BM)

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

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  3. Sight-Reading

Degree Page: Music Minor

  1. Two prepared solo pieces in contrasting styles
  2. Major or harmonic minor scales
  3. Sight-Reading

Oboe 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. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.
  4. Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.

Degree Page: Music Education (MM, MS)

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.

FACULTY

Jacob Walsh
Interim Professor of Oboe 
Visit Professor Walsh's Website

Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Walsh.