Audition Repertoire

Performance
General, Choral and Instrumental Music Education leading to teaching certification
Composition*
Music Theory
Music History
Bachelor of Arts
Jazz Studies**

Requirements for all undergraduate majors can be found through the links provided below. Sight reading will be a part of each audition.

*In addition, transfer students in composition must submit several representative manuscript compositions. Material will not be returned. See music.unt.edu/comp for details.
**See jazz.unt.edu/admission-auditions for details

Select your instrument/voice to see requirements

Bassoon
Weber - Concerto in F Major; any Vivaldi concerto; Hindemith - Sonata; Telemann - Sonata in F minor. All major and minor scales. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Cello
First movement of a standard concerto (Dvorak, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, etc.), and a movement of a solo Bach suite. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Clarinet
Weber - Concerto No. 1 mvt. I or III; Mozart - Concerto mvts. I and II or mvts. II and III, Osborne - Rhapsody; Jacob – Five Pieces. All major and minor scales. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Double Bass
First movement from any of the standard double bass concertos or equivalent single-movement works, e.g., Bottesini, Dragonetti, Dittersdorf, Koussevitzky, etc., and two standard orchestral excerpts. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Euphonium

Concentration (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, History Majors): Galliard - Sonata No.1; Hutchinson - Sonatina; Rochut - Melodious Etudes (any etude in book 1); Any solo from the performance major list below; all major scales. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces. Standard works of comparable quality may be substituted with prior approval of the euphonium faculty.

Performance Major: (required to choose one solo from this list and the Arban’s study. There is no memory requirement.) Guilmant – Morceau Symphonique; Barat – Andante et Allegro; Capuzzi/Catelinet – Andante and Rondo; Bellstedt – Napoli; Pryor – Blue Bells of Scotland; Arban – Characteristic Study No. 1.

Flute
J. S. Bach - any sonata; Poulenc - Sonata; Hindemith - Sonata; Mozart - Concerto in G or D; Griffes - Poem; any Paris Conservatory piece. All major and minor scales. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Classical Guitar

All auditions must be performed on a nylon string classical guitar.

Concentration: Selections from the first ten Sor studies, Segovia edition, or pieces of equal difficulty. All repertoire is to be played from memory.

Major: Milan - Pavanas; Tarrega - Preludes; Ponce - Preludes; Bach - selected mvt. from lute or cello suites; Sor - Studies 1-20. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music and all repertoire should be played from memory.

Harp
  • A solo performed from memory, showing technical proficiency and musicianship. The solo should display a minimum difficulty level represented by the suggested repertoire (Solos of a higher difficulty level may be substituted.): Impromptu Caprice (Pierné), Chanson dans la nuit (Salzedo), Féerie, Vers la source dans le bois, or Etude de concert (Tournier), Any Naderman Sonata, Sarabanda e Toccata (Nino Rota), Concerto in Bb, mvt. 1 (Handel, any transcription), any of the Six Sonatinas, (Dussek), Absidioles (Andres), La Source (Hasselmans), Variations on a Theme of Mozart (Glinka), Sonata (Parry)
  • A second solo of your choice. The work should be from a contrasting style and period, compared to the first solo.
  • One cadenza from an orchestral work such as: Waltz of the Flowers or Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Britten), or Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov).

Harpsichord
Performance of works from the standard repertoire: Bach inventions, Scarlatti sonatas, Couperin, etc. Students with little or no harpsichord experience will be considered for major if there are equivalent skills on organ or piano.
Horn

Concentration (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, History Majors): Mozart - any concerto in Eb (K. 417, 447, 495 – 1 st mvt.; R. Strauss - Concerto, Op. 11 (one mvt.). Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; Standard works of comparable quality may be substituted with prior approval of the horn faculty.

Performance Major:The works below are to be performed without piano for acceptance to the College of Music and prior to enrollment. The same work or another from the list (etudes excepted) must be performed with piano at the first semester jury.

Undergraduate Level
First movement of a Mozart Concerto in Eb (K. 417, 447, or 495)
R. Strauss Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
or a work of equivalent/greater difficulty (including etudes)

Oboe
One slow and one fast etude from the collection of 48 Etudes, Op. 31 by W. Fehrling, and two contrasting movements of major repertoire, in addition to major and minor scales. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Organ
Performance of organ music from the standard repertoire (Bach, Buxtehude, Brahms, Franck, Reger, Vierne, Dupre, Langlais, etc.) of approximately twenty minutes in length. Memorization is not required. Applicants will be asked to perform one hymn of their choice at the beginning of the audition. An improvised or otherwise creative introduction is at the discretion of the applicant. Sight reading material to be specified by the jury. Students should present repertoire list of all works studied in high school.
Percussion


http://music.unt.edu/percussion/admission-auditions


Piano

The three categories of piano study are Performance, Pedagogy, and Concentration.

  • For acceptance as a Piano Performance Major a live audition is required. All selections must be memorized. A screening recording is required for piano performance applicants. Download screening recording information. All candidates should prepare as a minimum level: 1) Prelude and Fugue of Bach OR a complete Partita, Toccata or Suite of Bach, from which the faculty will select a few movements; 2) COMPLETE classical sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) from which the faculty will select a movement; 3) Third piece in contrasting style.
  • Candidates for Piano Performance, emphasis in Pedagogy should prepare: 1) Prelude and Fugue of Bach; 2) One movement of a Classical Sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven); 3) Third work in contrasting style. A screening recording is required for piano performance applicants. Download screening recording information. All selections must be memorized.
  • For Piano Concentration a live audition is preferred. All recorded auditions must be video (see College of Music application for details). The concentration audition must include a Prelude and Fugue of Bach, one sonata movement of medium difficulty, and another contrasting piece which is to be played by memory. (First two selections may be played from score.)

Saxophone
Boutry - Divertimento; Orrego - Salas - Quattro Liriche; Muczynski - Concento; Ibert - Concertino da Camera. Recorded auditions submitted for saxophone must be in an video format. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Trombone (Bass)

Concentration (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, History Majors): (required to choose one solo from this list.) Jacob - Cameos (any 3 mvts.); Lebedev – Concerto in One Movement, Telemann Sonata in f minor (1st & 2nd mvts.). Substitutions are subject to prior approval by the trombone faculty. Pre-recorded music on CD may be used for accompaniment.

Performance Major: (required to choose one solo from this list. There is no memory requirement.) Koetsier – Allegro Maestoso; Kazik Gangbusters; Sachse – Konzert.

Trombone (Tenor)

Concentration (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, History Majors): (required to choose one solo from this list) Saint-Saens Cavatine; David - Concertino (mvts. 1 & 2); Larsson - Concertino (mvts.1 & 2). Substitutions are subject to prior approval by the trombone faculty. Pre-recorded music on CD may be used for accompaniment.

Performance Major: (required to choose one solo from this list. There is no memory requirement.) David - Concertino (mvts. 1 & 2); Larsson - Concertino (mvts. 1 & 2); Serocki Sonatina.

Trumpet

Concentration (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, History Majors): Choose one solo from this list. There is no memory requirement. Arutunian - Concerto in A-flat; Hummel - Concerto in E-flat; Haydn - Concerto in E-flat; Balay - Prelude and Ballade; Goeyens - All Antica; Goedicke - Concert Etude. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; Standard works of comparable quality may be substituted with prior approval of the trumpet faculty.

Performance Major: Choose one solo from this list. There is no memory requirement. Arutunian - Concerto in A-flat; Kennan - Sonata; Haydn - Concerto in E-flat.

Tuba

Concentration (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, and History Majors): Select one solo from the following: Barat - Introduction and Dance; Capuzzi/Catelinet - Andante and Rondo; Gregson ­- Concerto (1st movement); Hindemith ­- Sonata (any two movements); Marcello/Little - Sonata No. I or No. V. A standard solo work of comparable quality may be substituted with prior approval of the tuba faculty (email: donald.little@unt.edu).

Performance Major: (select one solo and prepare all orchestra excerpts): Hindemith ­- Sonata (any two movements); Lebedev ­- Concerto in One Movement; Gregson ­- Concerto (1st movement).  Orchestral excerpts from: Mahler - Symphony No 1; Prokofiev ­ Symphony No. 5; Wagner ­ Die Meistersinger. (for questions about excerpts email: donald.little@unt.edu)

Viola
A movement from a standard viola concerto and a pair of movements from a Bach solo suite. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces; any standard work of comparable quality is acceptable. There is no memory requirement. The instrumentalist should prepare 10-15 minutes of music.
Violin

Applicants for acceptance as a Performance Major in Violin must present one or two contrasting movements of a solo Bach Sonata or Partita, the first or third movement of a standard concerto, and a solo piece. At least one movement of a work should be memorized. Applicants should also demonstrate knowledge of three-octave scales and arpeggios.

Applicants for Concentration status must perform two contrasting movements of a work demonstrating their most advanced level. There is no memory requirement.

Voice

Applicants for Classical Voice Major or Concentration should have two memorized selections prepared for the audition (art song or aria). The applicant may bring an accompanist, or one will be provided by UNT. Length of audition is 5-8 minutes. A screening recording is required for all voice applicants. Download screening recording information.  Jazz voice applicants see http://jazz.unt.edu/auditions-jazz-voice