Orchestral Instruments (including euphonium, except as detailed below)
Candidates who plan to audition on any non-percussion orchestral instrument or on any instrument which is a member of the saxophone family or the euphonium shall play for that audition:
1. Two octave ascending and descending major scales (one octave for string bass). Also, a two octave ascending and descending chromatic scale for those auditioning on woodwind or brass instruments.
2. Two pieces or movements in contrasting musical styles from the standard classical repertoire which best demonstrates the candidate's musical and technical abilities. An etude may be substituted for one of the pieces or movements provided it contrasts musically or technically from the other selection to be heard.
Orchestral String Instruments
The following are required for entrance into the Music Department:
For questions or for more information please contact Director of Orchestral Activities Ann Danis
One movement of an unaccompanied Bach suite
any edition is acceptable
If you have questions about whether your repertoire is appropriate, please contact flute instructor Susan Thomas.
1. Major scales up to 4 flats/sharps (two octaves of D flat, D, E flat and E major) and full range chromatic scale
While students at URI will have lessons on English horn, all applicants are expected to audition on oboe only.
If you have questions, please contact Jane Murray at email@example.com
1) At least two selections in contrasting styles: one which demonstrates tone production, control and phrasing; the other solo selection should be in a moderately quick to fast tempo to demonstrate articulation, dexterity and technical facility.
Sonatas by Hindemith, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Stanford and Bernstein.
2) One technical study or etude.
Etudes by Rose, Cavallini or from the Selected Studies (H.Voxman).
3) Two scales, one major and one minor selected by the audition committee.
4) Sight reading is required
NOTE: Clarinetists must audition on Bb Clarinet. If preparing the Mozart Concerto, it is preferred to be prepared on A Clarinet.
Professor: Dr. Jared Sims, firstname.lastname@example.org
The URI saxophone audition is comprised of two parts.
Part A Prepared Selections
Part B Scales
Students should be ready to play any of the twelve major scales by memory. Scales should be performed no slower than eighth notes at 72 beats per minute.
The audition can be played on any saxophone but the majority of traditional saxophone repertoire is written for alto. Any students who are admitted to URI on the “classical” saxophone performance track should expect to perform alto in private lessons.
Scales: 2 octave scales in major and all 3 forms of minor
Etudes or Exercises: Any 2 in different meters and keys