Festival Audition Lists

Select a festival from the navigation links above to view the required music.

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A note regarding music auditions: The primary audition solo (or compilation) listed is typically just one of the requirements for auditioning to be part of an ensemble. Most auditions also involve scales, sightreading, and/or other required music. Audition requirements vary for each festival. For answers to your questions about auditions, talk with your school music teacher.

If you are unsure of which Vermont district your school is part of, please refer to the graphic on this page or ask your music teacher.


Vermont All State Music Festival

2021-2022 School Year

Last updated: 3/18/2021

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the Vermont All State website (link opens in a new window)

Piccolo Sonata No. 5 for Flute from 'Seven Sonatas for Flute and Piano' (Handel)
Flute Danse de la Chevre (Honegger)
Oboe Sonata in a minor (Telemann) from Solos for the Oboe Player
Bassoon Premier Solo (Bourdeau)
Soprano Clarinet Sonata for Clarinet (Saint-Saens)
Alto Clarinet Petite Concerto (Ostransky)
Bass Clarinet Sonata No. 5 from 6 Sonatas for Bass Clarinet, Volume 2 (Galliard)
Alto Saxophone Scaramouche (Milhaud)
Tenor Saxophone Scaramouche (Milhaud)
Baritone Saxophone Scaramouche (Milhaud)
Trumpet Concerto for Trumpet (Hummel)
Horn Concerto (R. Strauss)
Trombone Andante et Allegro (Barat)
Bass Trombone Concertino Basso (Lieb)
Euphonium Beautiful Colorado (Deluca) - Bass Clef edition (also available in Treble Clef edition)
Tuba Concerto in One Movement (Lebedev)
Snare Drum Solo No. 2 from 'The Musical Snare Drummer' (Keown)
plus percussion excerpt available from VT All State website
Timpani Solo Impression for 2 Timpani from 'Solo Impressions for Timpani' (Firth)
plus percussion excerpt available from VT All State website
Mallets Hora Staccato (Heifetz)
plus percussion excerpt available from VT All State website
Violin Roumanian Folk Dances for Violin (Bartok)
Viola Apres un Reve (Faure)
Cello Sicilienne from 'Solos for the Cello Player' (Faure)
String Bass Apres un Reve (Faure)
Vocal Waldesnacht (Brahms) - public domain version available for download here (PDF)
Jazz (melodic instruments) I Could Write a Book from Volume 25 All-Time Standards (Aebersold)
plus technical jazz excerpt available from VT All State website
Jazz (drums) Audition materials available from VT All State website

New Hampshire All State Music Festival

2020-21 School Year

Last updated: 5/17/2020

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the New Hampshire Music Educators Association website (link opens in a new window)

Piccolo Selected Studies for Flute &
Rubank Advanced Method for Flute Volume 2
Flute Selected Studies for Flute &
Rubank Advanced Method for Flute Volume 2
Oboe Selected Studies for Oboe &
Rubank Advanced Method for Oboe Volume 1
Bassoon Practical Method for the Bassoon
Soprano Clarinet Celebrated Method for Clarinet &
32 Rose Etudes for Clarinet
Alto Clarinet 21 Foundation Studies for Alto and Bass Clarinet &
Introducing the Alto or Bass Clarinet
Bass Clarinet 21 Foundation Studies for Alto and Bass Clarinet &
Introducing the Alto or Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone Selected Studies for Saxophone
Universal-Prescott First and Second Year
Tenor Saxophone Selected Studies for Saxophone &
Universal-Prescott First and Second Year
Baritone Saxophone Selected Studies for Saxophone &
Universal-Prescott First and Second Year
Trumpet Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet
Horn Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn &
Sixty Selected Studies for Horn, Book 1
Trombone Arban Method for Trombone &
Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1
Euphonium Treble Clef: Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet or
Bass Clef: Arban Method for Trombone
Tuba Rubank Advanced Method for Tuba Volume 2 &
Second Book of Practical Studies for Tuba
Percussion Podemski's Standard Snare Drum Method &
Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone &
Modern Method for Timpani &
The Art of Percussion Playing
Violin Concerto in G Major, K.216 (Mozart)
Viola Five Old French Dances (Marais)
Cello Sonata in g minor (from Two Sonatas) (Marcello, ed. Piatti)
String Bass Sonata in e minor (Marcello, ed. Zimmermann)
Acoustic Guitar (6 string) Diatonic Major and Minor Scales &
20 Studies for the Guitar (Fernando Sor) &
Turkish March (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Vocal 26 Italian Songs and Arias
Sopranos and Tenors use the Medium-High version
Altos and Basses use the Medium-Low version

New England Music Festival

Unlike All State and district auditions, the New England Music Festival does not have a single "required selection" for each instrument or vocal part, but rather allows performers to choose from a variety of approved solos. For a list of acceptable solo repertoire and more information, visit the New England Music Festival (NEMFA) website (link opens in a new window).

Ellis Music has several solos in stock that are on the NEMFA repertoire list: New England Music Festival Solos

Special orders can be placed for any solos you may want, regardless of whether or not they are currently in stock. To inquire, please use our general contact form.

VMEA District 1 (Vermont)

2019-2020 School Year

Last updated: 6/7/2019

 

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 1 website (link opens in a new window)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

There is no middle school audition. Students are recommended for the festival by their music teacher.

HIGH SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Flute Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
Oboe Solos for the Oboe Player
Bassoon Classic Festival Solos for Bassoon Volume 1
Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet (or Alto Clarinet) Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player
Tenor Saxophone Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player
Baritone Saxophone Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player
Trumpet or Baritone Treble Clef Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet, or Baritone
French Horn Concert and Contest Collection for French Horn
Trombone or Euphonium (Baritone Bass Clef) Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Tuba First Solos for the Tuba Player
String Bass Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass Volume 2
Snare Drum Rubank Intermediate Method for Drums
Timpani Modern Method for Timpani
Mallets Rubank Elementary Method for Bell Lyra
Vocal same as current year's Vermont All State vocal solo

VMEA District 2 (Vermont)

2019-2020 School Year

Last updated: 4/30/19

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 2 website (link opens in a new window)

JUNIOR HIGH

There is no junior high audition. Students are recommended for the festival by their music teacher.

HIGH SCHOOL

The instrumental audition selections can be acquired through your music teacher.

Vocal same as Vermont All State vocal solo

VMEA District 3 (Vermont)

2019-2020 School year

Last updated: 4/30/19

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 3 middle school website or VMEA District 3 high school website (links open in new windows)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Flute Vivace from Sonata No. 1 in C Major Op. 3 No. - Available for download from the District 3 website
Oboe Concert and Contest Collection for Oboe
Bassoon Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Eb Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Eb Alto Saxophone
Trumpet Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet or Baritone
French Horn Concert and Contest Collection for French Horn
Trombone Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Euphonium (Baritone Horn) Treble Clef: Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet or Baritone
Bass Clef: Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Tuba Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
Snare Drum Standard of Excellence Book 1 Percussion
Timpani Standard of Excellence Book 2 Timpani/Aux. Percussion
Bells Concert and Contest for Oboe
Vocal To be determined

HIGH SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Piccolo Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
Flute Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
Oboe Concert and Contest Collection for Oboe
Bassoon Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet
Alto Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Eb Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Eb Alto Saxophone
Trumpet Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet or Baritone
French Horn Concert and Contest Collection for French Horn
Trombone Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Euphonium (Baritone Horn) Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone (used for both treble clef and bass clef)
Tuba Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
Snare Drum Portraits in Rhythm
Timpani Solos and Duets for Timpani
Bells Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone

VMEA District 4 (Vermont)

2019-2020 School Year

Last updated: 5/22/2019

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 4 website (link opens in a new window)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

There is no middle school audition. Students are recommended for the festival by their music teacher.

HIGH SCHOOL

There is no audition for high school orchestra, concert band, or jazz chorus; students in these ensembles are recommended for the festival by their music teacher. For high school chorus or jazz ensemble, see below...

Vocal same as current year's Vermont All State vocal solo
Jazz melodic instruments Effective Etudes for Jazz (for the appropriate instrument)
PLUS the current year's Vermont All State melodic jazz selection
Jazz Drums Drummers will be asked to perform big band selections (to be determined) with a recording. For more information, speak with your music teacher.

VMEA District 5 (Vermont)

2019-2020 School Year

Last updated: 5/22/2019

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 5 website (link opens in a new window)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School (Level 1)

The audition selection for LEVEL 1 of the middle school festival is an excerpt from Colonel Bogey March arranged by Andrew Balent, item #YBS67. (See your band director for more info. Ellis Music can order the full arrangement.)

Middle School (Level 2)

The audition selections for LEVEL 2 of the middle school festival are included in the book collection listed.

Flute Rubank Supplementary Studies for Flute
Oboe Gekeler Method for Oboe
Bassoon Second Book of Practical Studies for Bassoon
Bb Clarinet Rubank Supplementary Studies for Clarinet
Bass Clarinet (or Alto Clarinet) Rubank Supplementary Studies for Clarinet
Alto Saxophone Rubank Supplementary Studies for Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone Rubank Supplementary Studies for Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone Rubank Supplementary Studies for Saxophone
Trumpet Rubank Supplementary Studies for Cornet or Trumpet
French Horn Rubank Supplementary Studies for French Horn
Trombone Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trombone
Euphonium (Baritone Horn) Treble Clef: Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trombone (transpose the music)
Bass Clef: Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trombone
Tuba Rubank Supplementary Studies for Bass (Tuba)
Snare Drum Fundamental Studies for Snare Drum
Timpani Modern Method for Timpani
Mallets Gekeler Method for Oboe
Violin downloadable excerpt - check with your music teacher for the link
Viola downloadable excerpt - check with your music teacher for the link
Cello downloadable excerpt - check with your music teacher for the link
Double Bass downloadable excerpt - check with your music teacher for the link
Jazz melodic instruments Aebersold Volume 54: Maiden Voyage
Vocal  

HIGH SCHOOL

High School (Level 1)

The audition selection for LEVEL 1 of the high school festival is an excerpt from Choreography by Robert Sheldon, item #00-31724. (See your band director for more info. Ellis Music can order the full arrangement, or individual parts can be printed on demand using the link from the previous sentence.)

High School (Level 2)

The audition selections for LEVEL 2 of the high school festival are the same as the pieces for the current year's Vermont All State Music Festival.

VMEA District 6 (Vermont)

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 4/30/19

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 6 website (link opens in a new window)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The audition selections for middle school band are original compositions that are posted on the VMEA District 6 website.

Vocal - Chorus Alleluia (W.A. Mozart)
Jazz melodic instruments part from arrangement of Blues Is My Favorite Color by Paul Clark, item #031-2528-00 (published by C.L. Barnhouse)

HIGH SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Piccolo Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
Flute Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
Oboe Concert and Contest Collection for Oboe
Bassoon Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Clarinet Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet (or Alto Clarinet) Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Eb Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone Concert and Contest Collection for Eb Alto Saxophone
Trumpet Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet or Baritone
French Horn Concert and Contest Collection for French Horn
Trombone Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Euphonium (Baritone Horn) Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet or Baritone
Bass Clef version or Treble Clef version
Tuba Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
String Bass Concert and Contest Collection for Cornet, Trumpet or Baritone (Bass Clef version)
Snare Drum Portraits in Rhythm
Timpani Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist
Mallets Fundamental Studies for Mallets
Vocal (Chorus) same as current year's Vermont All State vocal solo
Jazz Choir Voice A Sleeping Bee (Capote/Arlen, arr. Michelle Weir, pub. UNC Jazz Press) - contact Ellis Music to inquire about ordering
Jazz Choir Scat Voice Ornithology - contact your music teacher
Jazz Melodic Instrument improvisation Aebersold Volume 8 - Sonny Rollins
Jazz Melodic Instrument prepared piece part from arrangement of Ornithology arranged by Greg Yasinitsky, item #00-40359 (published by Alfred) - contact Ellis Music to order this arrangement
Jazz Drum Set Sittin' in with the Big Band Volume 2 Drums
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