Woodwinds Audition Requirements

 A pre-screening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Learn more about the woodwind program at TCU.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo with or without accompaniment

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solos from the standard repertoire that demonstrates technical and lyrical ability. Could also be two contrasting movements from the same solo.
  • All Major scales and chromatic scale for the range of the instrument.
  • We request that candidates not perform any all-state etudes from the current or previous academic year.
  • Sightreading
  • Pianist not required.
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • Please submit three contrasting selections of 3-5 minutes each.
  • These may be excerpts from longer works.
  • At least one selection must be recorded with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

If invited to the Nordan Live Audition, you will need to prepare a 15-minute program consisting of three contrasting pieces.

  • This repertoire may be the same or different than what you submitted for the recorded round.
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Memorization is recommended.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific flute audition repertoire, contact Dr. Shauna Thompson at shauna.thompson@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo with or without accompaniment.

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solos from the standard repertoire that demonstrates technical and lyrical ability. Choose one movement if the solo is a multi-movement work.
  • All Major scales and chromatic scale for the range of the instrument.
  • We request that candidates not perform any all-state etudes from the current or previous academic year.
  • Sightreading
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • Please submit three contrasting selections of 3-5 minutes each.
  • These may be excerpts from longer works.
  • At least one selection must be recorded with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

If invited to the Nordan Live Audition, you will need to prepare a 15-minute program consisting of three contrasting pieces.

  • This repertoire may be the same or different than what you submitted for the recorded round.
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Memorization is recommended.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific oboe audition repertoire, contact Prof. Elise Belk at e.belk@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo with or without accompaniment

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solos from the standard repertoire that demonstrates technical and lyrical ability. Could also be two contrasting movements from the same solo.
  • All Major scales and chromatic scale for the range of the instrument.
  • Pianist not required.
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes
  • We request that candidates not perform any all-state etudes from the current or previous academic year
  • Sightreading
  • Bass clarinet auditions – you must audition on Bb clarinet and may choose to substitute one of your selections with a bass clarinet solo or etude

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • Please submit three contrasting selections of 3-5 minutes each.
  • These may be excerpts from longer works.
  • At least one selection must be recorded with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

If invited to the Nordan Live Audition, you will need to prepare a 15-minute program consisting of three contrasting pieces.

  • This repertoire may be the same or different than what you submitted for the recorded round.
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Memorization is recommended.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific clarinet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Corey Mackey at corey.mackey@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo with or without accompaniment

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solo from the standard repertoire that demonstrates technical and lyrical ability. Choose one movement if the solo is a multi-movement work.
  • All Major scales and chromatic scale for the range of the instrument.
  • We request that candidates not perform any all-state etudes from the current or previous academic year.
  • Sightreading
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • Please submit three contrasting selections of 3-5 minutes each.
  • These may be excerpts from longer works.
  • At least one selection must be recorded with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

If invited to the Nordan Live Audition, you will need to prepare a 15-minute program consisting of three contrasting pieces.

  • This repertoire may be the same or different than what you submitted for the recorded round.
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Memorization is recommended.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific bassoon audition repertoire, contact Prof. Charles Hall at c.hall2@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo with or without accompaniment

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solos from the standard repertoire that demonstrates technical and lyrical ability. Choose one movement if the solo is a multi-movement work.
  • All Major scales and chromatic scale for the range of the instrument.
  • We request that candidates not perform any all-state etudes from the current or previous academic year.
  • Sightreading
  • For consideration in jazz ensemble, two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style.
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • Please submit three contrasting selections of 3-5 minutes each.
  • These may be excerpts from longer works.
  • At least one selection must be recorded with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

If invited to the Nordan Live Audition, you will need to prepare a 15-minute program consisting of three contrasting pieces.

  • This repertoire may be the same or different than what you submitted for the recorded round.
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes please.
  • Memorization is recommended.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific saxophone audition repertoire, contact Prof. Joe Eckert at j.eckert@tcu.edu.

 A pre-screening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Learn more about the woodwind program at TCU.

MM

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Mozart G Major Concerto, Movement I
  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied, or two standard orchestral excerpts.

Audition Repertoire

  • Mozart G Major Concerto, Movement I
  • One contrasting solo from the standard repertoire
  • Two standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific flute audition repertoire, contact Dr. Shauna Thompson at shauna.thompson@tcu.edu.

DMA

A prescreening video is required of all applicants. You will be notified if you are invited to the live audition round.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • A minimum three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

Live Audition Repertoire

  • Mozart Concerto in G or D, mvts 1 and 2
  • Standard solo from the French repertoire
  • 1 mvt from a contrasting Sonata
  • Solo flute work written after 1900
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For questions regarding specific flute audition repertoire, contact Dr. Shauna Thompson at shauna.thompson@tcu.edu.

MM

A prescreening video is required of all applicants. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • The exposition of the Mozart Oboe Concerto
  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied, or two standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • The exposition of the Mozart Oboe Concerto
  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied, or two standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific oboe audition repertoire, contact Prof. Elise Belk at e.belk@tcu.edu.

MM

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto, movement I, exposition
  • One contrasting work
  • Orchestral excerpts
    • Beethoven Symphony #6, mvt. 1 (2 before K to m. 492)
    • Mendelssohn Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (beginning through B)

Audition Repertoire

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto, movement I, exposition
  • One contrasting movement from standard clarinet repertoire
  • One contemporary work, could be unaccompanied or with piano
  • Two standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific clarinet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Corey Mackey at corey.mackey@tcu.edu.

DMA

A prescreening video is required of all applicants. You will be notified if you are invited to the live audition round.

  • A minimum three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto, movement one and two
  • Two standard works or movements of a standard sonata or concerto
  • Solo clarinet work written after 1900
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For questions regarding specific clarinet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Corey Mackey at corey.mackey@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • The exposition of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto
  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied, or two standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • The exposition of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto
  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied, or two standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific bassoon audition repertoire, contact Prof. Charles Hall at c.hall2@tcu.edu.

MM

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied
  • For consideration in jazz ensemble, two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style.

Audition Repertoire

  • One solo from the French repertoire
  • One contrasting work, could be unaccompanied
  • For consideration in jazz ensemble, two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style.
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific saxophone audition repertoire, contact Prof. Joe Eckert at j.eckert@tcu.edu.

DMA

A prescreening video is required of all applicants. You will be notified if you are invited to the live audition round.

Prescreening Repertoire

  • A minimum of three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire.
  • For consideration in the jazz ensemble, two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style.

Live Audition Repertoire

  • 30-minute recital, featuring a minimum of three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire.
  • For consideration in the jazz ensemble, two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style.

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For questions regarding specific saxophone audition repertoire or details about audition requirements, contact Prof. Joe Eckert at j.eckert@tcu.edu.

 A pre-screening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Learn more about the woodwind program at TCU.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • Mozart Concerto in G or D, mvts 1 and 2
  • Standard solo from the French repertoire
  • Contrasting Sonata in its entirety
  • Solo flute work written after 1900
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific flute audition repertoire, contact Dr. Shauna Thompson at shauna.thompson@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific oboe audition repertoire, contact Prof. Elise Belk at e.belk@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto, movement one and two
  • Two standard works or movements of a standard sonata or concerto
  • Solo clarinet work written after 1900
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific clarinet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Corey Mackey at corey.mackey@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

Audition Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts
  • Length of the audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific bassoon audition repertoire, contact Prof. Charles Hall at c.hall2@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style

Audition Repertoire

  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Two to three tunes to demonstrate jazz improvisation skills and style
  • Length of audition is 20 minutes

Live auditions are recommended. If you cannot attend one of the live general audition dates, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific saxophone audition repertoire, contact Prof. Joe Eckert at j.eckert@tcu.edu.