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Music Education Major

  • Etudes - one from the following:
    • Barrett Oboe Method: 40 Progressive Melodies
  • Solo - one from the following:
    • Everybody's Favorite Oboe Solos (two constrasting selections)
    • Two movements from Marcello Oboe Concerto
    • Two of the Schumann Romances
    • Albinoni, Concerto (any)
    • Haydn/Voxman, Allergo Moderato (oboe Coll.)
    • Latham, Sonata

Applied Music Major

  • Etudes - two from the following:
    • Barrett Oboe Method: 15 Grand Studies
    • Two contrasting studies from the Fehrling Book
    • Two contrasting studies from the Brod Method
  • Solos - two from the following:
    • Bartok, Bagpiper
    • Handel, Sonata No. 1
    • Hanson, Pastorale
    • Jacob G., Sonatina
    • Mozart, Adagio Religioso
    • Telemann, Concerto in F minor

Some knowledge of reed making is also desirable.

Bachelor of Arts, Music Minor

Scales:A flat to E major and all relative minor scales, two octave chromatic. (Same solos and etudes as Music Education).

Bachelor of Music in Composition, Music Theory or Music History and Literature 

Scales: D flat to B major and all relative minor scales, two octave chromatic. Etudes from the Barrett Oboe Method and a prepared solo by any major composer (concerto or sonata preferred).

Merit/Honors Students

Scales: E flat to A, two octave chromatic. Etudes from the Barret Oboe Method and a prepared solo by any major composer (concerto or sonata).

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Oboe Audition Repertoire
  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu