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Bassoon Audition Requirements

Bassoon | Dr. Dan Lipori |  Performance Standards

For New Bassoon Students

In order to complete your acceptance into the CWU Department of Music program, you must audition for the music faculty. This gives us an opportunity to hear the level you have achieved in your musical skills and it gives you the opportunity to discuss your development with collegiate instructors.

For your audition we recommend the following:

  1. Select music which best displays your performance level.
  2. We strongly recommend you prepare your audition material under the supervision of your private teacher and/or music director.


  1. One or two contrasting solos and/or etudes. These could be contrasting movements of the same work or different compositions that best demonstrates your current skill level.
  2. Scales. You will be asked to play a few scales. Perform them at a tempo and rhythm that you are comfortable with as many octaves as you are able to play.

Audition Registration
Before you can audition you must register for an audition time. Please use the online audition form found on our Audition Information Page. You should also consider submitting recommendation forms, also found on that page.

Auditions should be scheduled during our annual Audition Days, in January. Admission For accommodation at another time, please contact Dr. Lipori. He can be reached by calling the Dept. of Music at 509-963-1216..

Large Ensemble Audition Requirements
For New and Returning Bassoon Students wishing to play in a large ensemble

Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band auditions take place during the first week of each new quarter. Fall auditions have specific materials for all who intend to play in a large ensemble. These excerpts are typically emailed directly to bassoon students by Dr. Lipori. Auditions for Winter and/or Spring will be announced as needed. Contact Professor Lipori for more information.

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