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Bachelor of Music Performance: Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

The Bachelor of Music in Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Performance curriculum prepares students for a life in music. Graduates hold positions in all aspects of the music industry, including performing in the nation's top professional and military ensembles, composing and arranging for the industry's leading artists, touring internationally, and serving as leading pedagogues in music education.


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Audition Requirements


  1. Two movements from the following list of solos, preferably from two different solos:
    • Weber Concerto No. 1
    • Mozart Clarinet Concerto
    • Weber Concertino
    • Poulenc Sonata




    One movement from above list and one contrasting Rose 32 etude.


  2. All major scales and arpeggios.



Repertoire should include keyboard percussion, snare drum, and timpani.

  1. Keyboard:
    • One two-mallet solo from Koshinski, Becker or G.H. Green Xylophone Solos, or a Bach solo suite movement

    • One four-mallet solo: Representative/suggested repertoire includes: Abe Michi or Wind in the Bamboo Groves, Burritt October Night or Preludes, Musser Etudes, Sammut Rotations, solos by Rosauro or Trevino 

  2. Snare Drum
    • Choose one etude from the following: Cirone Portraits in Rhythm, Delecluse Etude no. 1 or 6 from Douze Etudes, Peters Intermediate or Advanced Snare Drum Studies

    • One rudimental etude from the following: Wilcoxon The All American Drummer or Modern Swing Solos

  3. Timpani
    • Choose one solo/etude from the following: Beck Sonata for Timpani, Firth The Solo Timpanist, Hochrainer Etudes for Timpani, Peters timpani etudes

Sight reading required.


Woodwinds and Brass

  1. Prepare a solo of appropriate difficulty. Auditions should display musical maturity through expression, technique and stylistic interpretation. Solos need not be memorized but should reflect a high degree of familiarity and careful preparation by the performer. The use of an accompanist is optional, but recommended.* 
  2. Auditionees will be asked to perform major and minor scales and arpeggios in various keys.
  3. Auditionees will be required to sight-read. 
  4. Auditionees will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of common musical terms and symbols, keys, and time signatures. 
  5. Upon arrival to UNF, accepted auditionees who submitted recordings must demonstrate abilities required by items 2, 3 and 4 above.