Woodwinds

Each audition recording should include scales unless otherwise noted. Sight-reading will take place during the faculty interview portion. To submit a recording, students must apply first through the regular Gettysburg College application process. Students will then be able to upload their recordings to their application portal. For individual instrument requirements, please see below.

Flute

  • All major scales, slurred and staccato tongued in eighth notes. Do not repeat the top note.
  • Chromatic scale, 3 octaves

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Perform three compositions which demonstrate contrasting styles.

  • Sonatas, J.S. Bach
  • Varese, Density 21.5
  • Poulenc, Sonata
  • Mozart, Concertos
  • Any of the French Conservatory Pieces

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Music Minor

Perform two compositions or movements which demonstrate contrasting styles

  • Sonatas, G.F. Handel
  • Honegger, Danse de la Chevre
  • Hindemith, Sonata
  • Enesco, Cantabile et Presto

Oboe

  • All major scales
  • Chromatic scale

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Perform three compositions or movements which demonstrate contrasting styles

  • Ferling, Etudes
  • Saint Saens, Sonata
  • Poulenc, Sonata
  • Haydn, Concerto
  • Mozart, Concerto

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Music Minor

Perform two compositions or movements which demonstrate contrasting styles

  • Barret, Melodic Studies
  • Britten, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
  • Handel, Sonatas
  • Schumann, Romances
  • Cimarosa, Concerto
  • Marcello, Concerto

Clarinet

  • Major Scales up to four sharps/flats two octaves slurred and articulated.
  • Chromatic Scale two or three octaves.

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Perform three compositions which demonstrate contrasting styles.

  • Cavallini, Adagio and Tarantella
  • Mozart, Concerto in A Major
  • Opperman, Un Seul
  • Osborne, Rhapsody
  • Poulenc, Sonata
  • Weber, Concerto no. 2 in Eb Major

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Music Minor

Perform two compositions or movements which demonstrate contrasting styles

  • Finzi, Five Bagatelles
  • Jacob, Five Pieces
  • Saint-Säens, Sonata
  • Stamitz, Concerto no. 3
  • Vaughn Williams, Six Studies on English Folk Song
  • Weber, Concertino

Saxophone

All degree areas:

  • Major scales, all
  • Chromatic scale, full range
  • Two contrasting works displaying both technical and lyrical playing. Possible repertoire could include, among other works:
    • Bozza, Aria
    • Bozza, Improvisation et Caprice
    • Creston, Sonata
    • D’Indy, Choral Varie
    • Dubois, Concerto
    • Ferling, Etudes
    • Glazunov, Concerto
    • Heiden, Solo
    • Heiden, Sonata
    • Maurice, Tableaux de Provence
    • Rueff, Chanson et Passepied
    • Singelee, Concertino
    • Still, Romance

Bassoon

  • All major scales
  • Chromatic scale

Bachelor of Music in Performance

  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto
  • Weber, Bassoon Concerto in F
  • Vivaldi, Concerto in E minor
  • Milde, Scale Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Music Minor

  • Pierne, Concertpiece
  • Bourdeau, Premier Solo
  • Telemann, Sonata in F
  • Weissenborn, Romanze

To schedule a meeting or private lesson with a faculty member, please contact Ms. Lisa Graham-Herrick at lgraham@gettysburg.edu or 717-337-6239. For all other inquiries regarding the music program and audition requirements, please contact Dr. Amanda Heim at aheim@gettysburg.edu or 717-337-6146.