- Basic knowledge of reed making is required.
- Scales. Major scales in two octaves up to E-flat and chromatic scale.
- One etude. Suggested etudes can be found in the Barret Oboe Method, Brod Oboe Method, and Ferling Forty-eight Etudes.
- A solo comparable in difficulty to Bellini Concerto, Donizetti Sonata, Guilhaud Concertino, Haydn Concerto, Hindemith Sonata, Hummell Adagio, Theme and Variations, Mozart Quartet or Concerto, Paladilhe Solo de Concert, Saint-S�ens Sonata, and Telemann Sonata in A-minor.
The etude and solo must be contrasting works that demonstrate a good demand of tone, technique, articulation and musicianship.