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Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007, 10:41 pm

Hello all,
I am a Junior in High school and I am starting now to prepare for college auditions. I was wondering if any of you recommend any pieces for my auditions, I have looked at Mozart concertos but I don't want to be the typical bassoon player. Also, if any of you know of good colleges that would be appreciated as well, I have looked at Kent State, Eastman, and Ithaca so far.

Sat, Feb. 24th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)


I may be a little biased (being an alumni), but Bowling Green State University has a great music program. It's big into new music (if you're into that kind of thing) and has dozens and dozens of ensembles of all kinds. Katherine Oliver is the bassoon professor there and she is wonderful!

If you're looking for something different from the Mozart Concertos, I'd recommend maybe Osborn (which may have some rolling their eyes, but can really give you an opportunity to show off your dramatic contrast). There's also dozens of Vivaldi concertos, too. I actually auditioned to BG with a melodic piece in the back of the Weisenborn---so you don't always have to worry about having 193789349 solos prepared.

Also, be sure to have your major and minor scales down cold!

Good luck!

Sun, Feb. 25th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)

thanks so much! I was looking at some vivaldi concertos actually.

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)

although i am only a sophmore in high school, i think that the vivaldi concertos would be great. my private teacher has me doing my 3rd vivaldi concerto, getting me ready for BUTI auditions and college auditions. they are great, annoying at some times, but still cool.