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Woodwinds

In addition to the following requirements, you may submit additional footage of jazz playing for special consideration.  Please contact Dr. Tang at longtao.tang@pepperdine.edu

Flute

  • Chromatic scale up and down, slurred and double tongued (full range) 
  • Two major scales and two harmonic minor scales
  • Outer movement (first or last) of a standard flute concerto
  • Two contrasting works in style and tempo

Oboe

  • Basic knowledge of reed making is required (please contact Dr. Tang at longtao.tang@pepperdine for a remote interview).
  • One standard etude from, but not limited to, the following list:
    • Barret Oboe Method
    • Brod Oboe Method
    • Ferling Forty-eight Etudes
  • Two contrasting movements/complete works from, comparable in difficulty to, the following list:
    • Bellini Concerto
    • Donizetti Sonata
    • Guilhaud Concertino
    • Haydn Concerto
    • Hindemith Sonata
    • Hummel Adagio, Theme and Variations
    • Mozart Quartet or Concerto
    • Paladilhe Solo de Concert
    • Saint-Saëns Sonata
    • Telemann Sonata in A-minor.

Clarinet

  • Rose 32 Studies: etudes 1 AND 2
  • Klose scales in thirds: a major and minor scale of your choice (slow, smooth and even)
  • Finzi A movement from Five Bagatelles for clarinet
  • Mozart 2nd movement from Clarinet Concerto in A major
  • Weber A movement from Concerto #1 in F minor OR Concertino in Eb major

Bassoon

  • Two contrasting etudes from Weissenborn 50 Advanced Studies OR one etude from Milde Concert Studies, vol. 1.
  • Two selections from, or of comparable in difficulty to, the following list:
    • One movement from a standard concerto (Mozart, Weber, Vivaldi, Hummel
    • One movement from a standard sonata (Hindemith, Saint-Saëns, Telemann, Hurlstone, Cascarino
    • A single movement work in its entirety (Elgar Romance, Pierné Solo de Concerto, Op. 35 or Prelude de Concert, Bourdeau Premier Solo, Osborne Rhapsody

Saxophone

Two selections from, or of comparable in difficulty to, the following list:

  • Rueff Chanson et Passepied (Leduc Publishing)
  • Ibert Aria (Leduc Publishing)
  • Bozza Aria (Leduc Publishing)
  • Lantier Sicilienne (Leduc Publishing)
  • Eccles Sonata (arr. Rascher, Elkan Vogel Publishing)
  • Ward An Abstract (Southern Music Publishing)
  • Bonneau Suite (Leduc Publishing)
  • Tcherepnine Sonatine Sportive (Leduc Publishing)
  • Hartley Petite Suite (Crescendo Publishing)