Woodwind

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
WOODWIND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Live Audition: January 24, 2020
Video Audition: February 3, 2020

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LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION
In most cases live auditions are conducted by a single member of the audition committee and/or TMC staff, and video recorded for review by the full audition committee in Boston. Most auditions are 10 minutes long. Live auditions are self-scheduled by the applicant at www.GetAcceptd.com. Applicants will be directed to do so once an application is submitted. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure the best possible audition time for themselves.

2020 LIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Chicago: January 29
Bloomington: February 2
Miami: February 3
Houston: February 6
Boston: February 6 & 7
Los Angeles: February 8 & 9
Philadelphia: February 12
New York City: February 13 & 14


VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
Those applicants who are unable to audition live must submit a video recording via the online application.

  • Video recordings must contain all audition repertoire in the order listed, played in a CONTINUOUS UNEDITED SEGMENT; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
  • All pieces should be played unaccompanied, unless otherwise noted in the audition requirements.
  • We strongly recommend you view to your recording all the way through before submitting.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

FLUTE

Solo:
MOZART Concerto in D Major, movements I AND II (exposition of each movement only, no cadenzas)

Excerpts:
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, mvt. IV: mm 161-208
BIZET Intermezzo (Prelude to Act III) from Carmen: beginning through 11 mm after rhl A
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV: mm 69-105
MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: 12 mm before rhl P to the end
PROKOFIEV Symphony No 1, mvt. II: rhl B through the 1st bar of rhl C AND mvt. IV: 3 mm before rhl I to 9 mm after rhl L
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf: rhl 2 to rhl 4 AND 10 mm before rhl 52 through rhl 52
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé: rhl 176 through 2 mm after rhl 179
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite: “Variation de L’oiseau de feu”

 

OBOE

Excerpts:
MOZART Oboe Quartet: 1st page
BACH “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen”, BWV 12, mvt. I: beginning to down beat of mm 9
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, mvt. II: rhl A-B AND 5 mm before rhl C to 13 mm after rhl C
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances: rhl 10-14 (skip long rests)
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude: beginning to rhl 2 AND Minuet: beginning to rhl 3 (without repeats)
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2, mvt. II: mm 8-19

 

CLARINET

Solo:
MOZART Clarinet Concerto, mvt. I: mm 57-127 AND mvt. III: mm 1-31

Excerpts:
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3, mvt. I: mm 36-46
BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin: 1 mm after rhl 22 through rhl 25
MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream: mm 1-48
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, mvt. II: 1 mm before rhl 35 through 5th bar of rhl 39

 

BASS CLARINET

Solo:
MOZART Clarinet Concerto, mvt. I: mm 57-127 (played on clarinet in A)

Excerpts:
GROFÉ The Grand Canyon Suite, "On the Trail": rhl 2-3 AND Presto to 5 mm after rhl 13
KHACHATURIAN Piano Concerto, mvt. II: mm 220 to end of solo
RRAVEL Daphnis et Chloé: rhl 167 (3 bars) AND 3 mm before rhl 170 (1 bar) AND 3 mm before rhl 213 to rhl 214
W. SCHUMAN Symphony No. 3, Toccata: mm 157-203
STRAUSS Don Quixote: rhl 14-15 AND 3 mm after rhl 16 to double bar AND rhl 72-74

 

BASSOON
NOTE: Applicants submitting a video in lieu of a live audition should record excerpts in the order listed.

Solo:
MOZART Concerto, mvt. I: exposition

Excerpts (all first bassoon):
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro Overture: mm 101-123 AND mm 139-171
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV: solo (mm 184-190)
RAVEL Bolero: solo
BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin: rhl 20-21 AND 4 mm after rhl 26 to rhl 27
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919), Berceuse: rhl 6-8
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, mvt. I: mm 1-12