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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Bassoon



For consideration for admission to the DMA program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening that will be evaluated prior to the live audition.  Prepare a video recording of at least 30 minutes of music of your choice, including at least one standard work for bassoon and piano, at least one unaccompanied work for solo bassoon and 3-4 orchestral excerpts of your choice.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate bassoon majors applying to the DMA program.

Please upload your recording by December 1 for the Fall Term or September 15 for the Winter Term.

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For the in-person audition, each applicant must be prepared to play the following:

  1. One complete Vivaldi bassoon concerto
  2. The first and second movements of the Mozart Concerto, KV 191
  3. One unaccompanied work from the 20th or 21st century
  4. A work of the candidate's choice from any musical period, preferably for bassoon and piano, or another unaccompanied work
  5. Six contrasting orchestral excerpts, taken from the standard orchestral repertory

Piano accompaniment is strongly encouraged, but not required if it would cause undue financial hardship.  Audition candidates can arrange to hire a pianist from the SMTD Collaborative Piano pool.  Please contact Dr. Lyman for more information.

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