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Graduate Flute

Professor Cobus du Toit, cdutoit@umass.edu, (413) 545-2918

  1. Three movements demonstrating technical, lyrical and articulation abilities, as well as a command of different historical styles.

  2. Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.

 


Graduate Oboe

Professor Fredric T. Cohen, fcohen@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-4688

A - Repertoire

  • Three contrasting musical selections that demonstrate technical, lyrical and articulation abilities, as well as a command of different historical styles.
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

B - Technique
Major and minor scales, arpeggios and chromatic scales slurred and with standard articulation.

 


Graduate Clarinet

Professor Romie de Guise-Langlois, rdeguiselang@umass.edu, (413) 545-4776

Three solo selections (concerti, sonatas, solo works) from various composers, styles, historical periods, etc; that demonstrate lyrical, technical, articulation, and style skills at an advanced level.

Three contrasting major orchestral clarinet solos.

Knowledge and proficiency in all major and minor scales and chords, chromatic scales (full range both slurred and with typical articulations)

 


Graduate Bassoon

Instructor Rémy Taghavi, (413) 577-2347

A - Repertoire

  • Two (2) contrasting movements from the Mozart or Weber concertos or the Saint-Saens sonata
  • Two (2) etudes, one fast and one slow, selected from Milde's Scale and Arpeggio Studies, Concert Studies, or the equivalent.

B - Technique
Major and minor scales, arpeggios and chromatic scales slurred and with standard articulation throughout the practical range of the instrument.

 


Graduate Saxophone

Professor Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, hultingcohen@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-2810

For graduate classical saxophone auditions, please prepare the following:

  • Two contrasting works demonstrating your greatest artistry
  • To discuss your musical and academic history and possible future goals
  • To demonstrate your intonation capabilities by playing roots, fifths and thirds in all keys and registers against a drone