Admission requirements for the Wind and Percussion Instruments Division

Admission requirements for the Wind and Percussion Instruments Division

a.Instrument examination – minimum requirements

Instrument Work
Flute 1. Bach – Sonata in C-flat major or Sonata in E minor.
2. Concerto by Leclerc, Pergolesi or Haydn.
3. Etude from Andersen Opus 33.
Oboe 1.Sonata or concerto from the Baroque period.
2.Work in a different style.
3.Two contrasting etudes.
Clarinet 1. Concerto by Stamitz, Cromer, Hoffmeister, or concertino by Weber.
2. Work in a different style, such as Hindemith, Poulenc, Debussy, or a solo clarinet piece by Avni, Bar-On, Stuchevsky etc.
3. Two contrasting etudes by Rose, Klose, Berman or Thurston.
Classic saxophone 1. Concerto by Glazunov, Ibert, Debussy (rhapsody), Villa-Lobos (fantasia).
2. Awork in a different style, such as:Carston, Milhaud, Hindemith, Dwmersman, etc.


3. Etude such as:Ferling, Mule, Bozza, Karg-Elert, Lacour, etc.
Bassoon 1. Sonata from the Baroque period, such as Fasch, Telemann, Boismortier.
2. Concerto by Mozart or Weber or Stamitz, or a work by Boca.
3. Etude by Milde or Weissenborn.
Recorder 1. Two works in different styles or playing different recorders (soprano and alt).At least one of them – a complete multi-movement work such as a sonata by Marcello, , Daniel, Purcell, etc.
2. An exercise by Colt.
French horn 1.Concerto no. 3 in B major by Mozart or concerto by Franz Strauss, etc.
2. Work in a different style, such as a romance by Saint-Saens or sonata by Beethoven, etc.
3. Etude by Kopprasch or Maxime-Alphonse, etc.
Trumpet 1. Solo piece with piano according to the standard, such as:Purcell, Corelli, Sena, etc.
2.  Work in a different style, such as a concerto by Kaminski.
3. Two contrasting etudes.
Trombone 1.French-style solo from - Bozza,  Guillemain, etc.
2. Asolo work by Marcello, Galliard, Ferdinand David or Reiche.
3. Etude from Bordogni, or Kopprasch.
Tuba 1.Concerto (arrangement) in Baroque style, such as Handel, Galliard, Marcello.
2.Two contrasting etudes.
Percussion instrument 1.Proof of developed rhythmic ability and coordination on one or more percussion instrument.
2.Where possible, the applicant is asked to demonstrate skill on a number of percussion instruments.
3. An etude by one of the following composers:Goodman, Hochrainer, Feldstein, Belson,  or Goldenberg.
4.Reasonable mastery of another instrument, preferably piano.


b.Music skills – music theory and aural skills

Written examination:
1. Pitch and notation (keys, notes, bars).

2. Identification of different types of interval – perfect, major, augmented, diminished – descending and ascending and their inversions –consonant and dissonant, within an octave.

3. Single voice, diatonic dictation, in major and minor scales, with accidentals.

4.Measures and rhythms of different kinds.

5.Identification of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented) and their inversions.Identification of major seventh chord – diminished (dominant seventh chord) in all inversions.


7.Basic music terms (dynamic, tempo, articulation, form, texture, etc).

Verbal examination:
1. Singing and identification of:
a. Basic melodic intervals, ascending and descending.
b. Four kinds of triads and dominant seventh chords in all their inversions.
c. Different kinds of major and minor scales.

2. Sight reading a line of diatonic melody.

3.Basic familiarity with the keyboard.

4.Aspects of rhythm:Identification and performance of rhythm combinations based on division, addition and subtraction of note length as follows:
a.Division of the beat into two, four (sub-division) and three (trioles).
b.Connections between beats and/or semi-beats that result from the divisions noted in section a.
c.Subtraction (replacement of note lengths by intervals)Subtraction of rhythmic beats and/or semi-
beats that result from connection.
d.Basic binary and trinary measures:2/8, 2/4, 3/8, 3/4, and complex measures:4/4 and 6/8.

5.Exemption examination in secondary piano: Applicants who have studied piano in the past may, during the entrance examinations, also take an exemption examination for the piano minor.
For this purpose, they must prepare a 5-minute performance at the level of a Bach two-part invention, a sonatina (of moderate difficulty), etc.


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