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Oboe Audition Requirements

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For New Oboe 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 two octave major scale, 1 two octave minor scales (harmonic or melodic)
  • 2 contrasting etudes (suggested: Barret or Ferling 48 Famous Studies)
  • 2 contrasting movements of standard solo repertoire

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. For accommodation at another time, please contact the music department front office at 509-963-1216.

Large Ensemble Audition Requirements
For New and Returning Oboe 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. Auditions for Winter and/or Spring will be announced as needed. Check our Audition Excerpts page to find specific audition excerpts for upcoming auditions.

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