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BASSOON

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting études, preferably from the Milde Concert Studies

  • Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto such as Mozart, Weber, or Vivaldi


MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA 
  • Two contrasting etudes from the Milde Concert Studies

  • Mozart Concerto in Bb, K.191, complete

  • A single movement from a contrasting concerto

  • A single movement from a 20th-century sonata (or a piece for bassoon alone, e.g. Osborne Rhapsody )

  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA
  • Two contrasting etudes from Milde Concert Studies, Giampieri, Piard, or Garfield

  • Mozart Concerto in Bb, K.191, complete 

  • A complete concerto in contrast to Mozart, K.191

  • A complete 20th century sonata

  • A movement from, or complete work for bassoon alone
    (Note: transcriptions are fine)

  • Excerpts from six contrasting orchestral works, to include appropriate excerpts from Overture to the Marriage of FigaroThe Rite of SpringScheherazade, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

CLARINET

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • A fast movement from a standard concerto comparable to those of Mozart and Weber (including Weber, Concertino)

  • Two contrasting études from C. Rose, 32 études; Polatschek, Advanced Studies; Cavallini, Caprices (or comparable repertoire)

  • Performance majors only: add a second contrasting solo work


MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA
  • The first movement of any standard concerto (such as those by Mozart, Weber or Spohr), or the Debussy Premiere Rapsodie, or Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations

  • A fast movement from a standard concerto comparable to those of Mozart and Weber

  • A second contrasting work

  • Two contrasting etudes selected from Rose, Cavallini (Caprices), Jeanjean, Polatschek Advanced Studies, Rose 32 Etudes, or Uhl 48 Etudes

  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA
  • The first movement of any standard concerto (such as those by Mozart, Weber or Spohr), or the Debussy Premiere Rapsodie , or Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations

  • A fast movement of a standard concerto comparable to those of Mozart and Weber

  • A sonata (all movements) selected from the following: Bernstein, Brahms, Hindemith, Horowitz (Sonatina), Martinu (Sonatina), Poulenc, Reger, Weber (Grand Duo Concertante)

  • Two contrasting etudes selected from Cavallini (Caprices), Jeanjean 18 Etudes, Polatschek Advanced Studies, Rose 32 Etudes, or Uhl 48 Etudes

  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

  • One selection of unaccompanied solo repertoire (all movements) such as Berio Sequenza , Martino A Set for Clarinet , Miklos Rozsa Sonatina , William O. Smith Five Pieces , Stravinsky Three Pieces , Sutermeister Capriccio , Tomasi Sonatine Attique , or work of comparable difficulty

BASS CLARINET

Please Note: Bass clarinet is an accepted audition instrument for undergraduate applicants to majors other than clarinet performance. All clarinet performance applicants are expected to perform auditions on A or B-flat.

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
  • A fast movement from a standard concerto comparable to those of Mozart and Weber (including Weber, Concertino)

  • Two contrasting études from C. Rose, 32 études; Polatschek, Advanced Studies; Cavallini, Caprices (or comparable repertoire)

  • Performance majors only: add a second contrasting solo work

FLUTE

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • Mozart, Concerto in D or G - 1st and 2nd Movement

  • J. S. Bach, any sonata - 1st and 2nd Movement

  • A contemporary sonata or concerto for flute and piano

Please contact Flute Senior Artist Teacher Janet Arms with questions or for additional information.


RELIMINARY AUDITION RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

An electronic preliminary audition recording (via YouTubeDropbox etc.), is required of all graduate flute performance majors. The preliminary recording must contain the following:

  • Mozart Concerto in G or D Major - expositions of 1st and 2nd movements

  • Contrasting solo of choice

  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts of choice


MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA
  • Mozart Concerto in G or D Major, 1st and 2nd movement

  • J. S. Bach: any sonata, 2 contrasting movements

  • Major 20th century Sonata for flute and piano

  • Five (5) orchestral excerpts (including the three (3) below):

  • Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3 - measures 328-360

  • Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Movt. 4, measures 93-105

  • Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2 measures before P to the end


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA
  • Mozart: Concerto in G or D Major - complete

  • J. S. Bach: Sonata in B minor, E minor, or Partita in A minor

  • Two 20th century sonatas of contrasting style

  • Unaccompanied solo exhibiting a command of extended technique

  • Five orchestral excerpts

Please contact Flute Senior Artist Teacher Janet Arms with questions or for additional information.

OBOE

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting movements from a major concerto or sonata from the standard repertoire.

  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and lyrical abilities.

  • Two excerpts from the orchestral repertoire.


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • A major concerto or sonata from the standard repertoire.

  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and lyrical abilities.

  • Five excerpts from the orchestral repertoire.

SAXOPHONE

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting movements from a standard sonata or concerto (i.e. Creston, Glazounov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, etc.)

  • Two Ferling études (one slow, one fast)

Please contact Carrie Koffman with questions or for additional information.


MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA

MM and GPD saxophone applicants should prepare a program of a minimum of two major works. These should demonstrate musical and stylistic variety and should represent your highest level of musical and technical development.

Please contact Carrie Koffman with questions or for additional information.


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA

Note: All DMA and AD candidates must audition with piano accompaniment where appropriate. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

DMA and AD saxophone applicants should prepare a program of a minimum of three major works. These should demonstrate musical and stylistic variety and should represent your highest level of musical and technical development.

Please contact Carrie Koffman with questions or for additional information.