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Repertoire and Other Requirements for Precandidates - Bassoon

In the course of the DMA program in bassoon, the candidate shall develop his/her repertory through the examination and/or public performance of music from a majority of the following categories: .

Solo and Chamber Music:

    • Music of the Italian, German and French Baroque, beginning with the early 17th century Venetian composers through Vivaldi, French music from Lully through Dard and Rameau, and/or German music from Böddecker through the sons of Bach.
    • Music of the Classic Period, including but not limited to the major Classical concerti and chamber music. Also include the major works of Harmoniemusik and the woodwind quintet, especially those of Reicha, Danzi and Cambini.
    • Music of the 19th century, especially those works composed for use at the conservatories of Paris, Milan, Bologna, etc. Students are also encouraged to examine the music and method texts of composers such as Almenräder, Ozi, Gatti, Jacobi whose work contributed to the technical development and evolution of the bassoon.
    • Music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the development of unaccompanied repertory, music with extended techniques, and music that includes non-traditional performance techniques, both electronic and non-Western in nature.

Orchestral Excerpts

  • The student shall prepare and demonstrate mastery of the orchestral excerpts typically demanded in US and international orchestral auditions.

Other Requirements

  • All reeds used in performance shall be made entirely by the student, and evidence of having achieved an advanced level of reed making will be required prior to achieving candidacy.


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