General Requirements for Instrumentalists

You should perform two contrasting styles (one slow and lyrical, the other faster and technical). In addition, you will be asked to play scales up to 5 sharps and 5 flats. Percussionists auditioning on snare drum will be asked to play rudiments. 

Below are suggestions of pieces appropriate for college-level music auditions. You may select from this list or choose another piece at the same level as those listed here. If you have specific questions about which piece you should perform, please consult with your band director or feel free to contact the OSU studio teacher for your instrument.


J.S. Bach Sonata in E Major
J.S. Bach Sonata in E minor
W.A. Mozart Concerto in G Major
W.A. Mozart Concerto in D Major
Howard Hanson Serenade
Claude Debussy Syrinx
Eric Ewazen Night in New Orleans
Francis Poulenc Un Joueur de Flute


W.A. Mozart Concerto in A Major
C.M. von Weber Concerto in F minor
C.M. von Weber Concertino for Clarinet
Francis Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet
Rose 32 Etudes (choose 2 contrasting styles)
Rose 40 Etudes (choose 2 contrasting styles)


G.F. Handel Six Partitas
Marcello Concerto
Schumann Three Romances
W.A. Mozart Concerto


Saint-Saens Concerto in B-flat
W.A. Mozart Concerto for Bassoon
Hummel Concerto for Bassoon


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Arban Complete Conservatory Method
Hummel Concerto in Eb or E
Haydn Concerto in Eb
Halsey Stevens Sonata
Brandt Technical Studies
Charlier Etudes for Trumpet


W.A. Mozart Concertos 1,2,3,4
Strauss Concerto No. 1 or 2
Schumann Adagio and Allegro
Gliere Concerto


Guilmant Moreceau Symphonique
Barat Andante and Allegro
Jacob Concerto for Trombone
Melodius Etudes Book 1 Choose 1 (one)


Barat Introduction and Dance
Bellstedt Napoli
Guilmant Morceau Symphonique
Saint-Saens Morceau du Concours
Panofka 24 Progressive Vocalises for Trombone Choose 2 (two) contrasting styles
Tyrell 40 Progressive Studies for Trombone Choose 2 (two) contrasting styles


Advanced Studies for BBb Bass

Jacobs Concone Solfeggi for Tuba
Vivaldi Sonata No. 3
J.S. Bach Air and Bourree
G.F. Handel Larghetto and Allegro
Choose 2 (two) Contrasting Styles


Snare Cirone - Etudes from Portraits in Rhythm
Snare Delecluse - Etudes from Douze Etudes
Mallet Any 2 or 4 mallet solo
Mallet Any etude from Goldenberg Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone
Timpani Etude from Goodman Modern Method for Timpani


Haydn Concerto (1 movement)
Kabalevsky Concerto (1 movement)
Mozart Concerto (1 movement)
Mendelssohn Concerto (1 movement)
J.S. Bach Any Solo Sonata or Partita


Haydn Sonata in C Major
Haydn Sonata in G Major
J.S. Bach Cello Suites
Saint-Saens Concerto
Faure Elegy

Double Bass

Marcello Sonata in E minor
Corelli Sonata in D minor
Vivaldi Sonata No.3 in A minor
Capuzzi Concerto in D Major


Please prepare 1 (one) song or piece of music demonstrating your ability to read music on the guitar: pop, classical or jazz. Contact Dr. O'Connor if you have questions.

Mudarra Fantasias
John Dowland Fantasies or Gailliards
J.S. Bach Dance Movements or Preludes from Cello Suites
S.L. Weiss Dance Movements for Preludes (lute sonatas)
Fernando Sor Estudios, Op. 60
Fernando Sor Boije, Op. 35
Francisco Tarrega Lagrima
Francisco Tarrega Adelita
Francisco Tarrega Romanza
Leo Brouwer Estudios Sencillos