Audition Lists

The primary audition solo (or compilation) listed here is 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 music district your school is part of, there is a tool on the website of the Vermont Music Educators Association that can help.


Vermont All State Music Festival

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the Vermont All State website

Piccolo Sonata #5 for Flute (Handel) from Seven Sonatas for Flute and Piano
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 Concerto Petite (Ostransky)
Bass Clarinet Sonata #5 from Six Sonatas for Bass Clarinet and Piano, Volume 2 (Galliard)
Alto Saxophone Sicilienne and Allegro (Bach) from Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player
Tenor Saxophone Sicilienne and Allegro (Bach) from Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player
Baritone Saxophone Sicilienne and Allegro (Bach) from Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player
Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major for Trumpet (Hummel)
Horn Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, Op. 11 (R. Strauss)
Trombone Andante & Allegro (Barat)
Bass Trombone Concerto (Lebedev)
Euphonium
Beautiful Colorado (Deluca)
Bass Clef version
Treble Clef version
Tuba Sonatina (Hartley)
Snare Drum Recital Solo #XIX from Recital Solos for Snare Drum (Whaley)
Timpani Solo Impressions for Timpani (Firth)
Mallets Hora Staccato (Heifetz)
Violin Roumanian Folk Dances for Violin (Bartok/Szekely)
Viola Apres un Reve (Faure/Katims)
Cello Sicilienne (Faure) from Solos for the Cello Player 
String Bass Apres un Reve (Faure/Zimmerman)
Vocal Waldesnacht (Brahms)
This is a public domain piece that is available free of charge. The link will open a PDF file that can be saved or printed.
Jazz (melodic instruments) Volume 25 - All Time Standards (Aebersold)


VMEA District 1 (Vermont)

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 1 website

MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

HIGH SCHOOL

The audition selections for the high school festival are the same as the pieces for the current year's Vermont All State Music Festival.
Jump to the Vermont All State list


VMEA District 2 (Vermont)

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 2 website

JUNIOR HIGH

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

HIGH SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Piccolo Classic Festival Solos for Flute
Flute Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
Oboe Concert and Contest Collection for Oboe
Bassoon Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
Bb or Eb 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 Bb Tenor 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 or String Bass Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
Drums Recital Solos for Snare Drum
Timpani Fundamental Studies for Timpani
Mallets Fundamental Studies for Mallets
Vocal same as Vermont All State vocal solo
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VMEA District 3 (Vermont)

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 3 middle school website or VMEA District 3 high school website

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Flute Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute
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 Haskell W. Harr Drum Book 1
Timpani Standard of Excellence Book 2 Timpani/Aux. Percussion
Bells Fundamental Studies for Mallets
Vocal  

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 Modern School for Snare Drum
Timpani The Solo Timpanist
Bells Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone
Vocal


VMEA District 4 (Vermont)

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 4 website

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
Bb 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 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 First Solos for the Tuba Player
Snare Drum More Audition Etudes (Whaley)
Timpani More Audition Etudes (Whaley)
Mallets More Audition Etudes (Whaley)
Vocal same as Vermont All State vocal solo
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Jazz melodic instruments Effective Etudes for Jazz (for the appropriate instrument) PLUS
same as Vermont All State jazz selection
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VMEA District 5 (Vermont)

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 5 website

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The audition selections are included in the book collection listed.

Flute Rubank Supplementary Studies for Flute
Oboe Gekeler Method for Oboe
Bassoon Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trombone
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 Suzuki Violin School, Volume 6
Viola Suzuki Viola School, Volume 3
Cello Suzuki Cello School, Volume 3
Double Bass Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass Volume 2 Book 3
Jazz melodic instruments  
Vocal  

HIGH SCHOOL

The audition selections for the high school festival are the same as the pieces for the current year's Vermont All State Music Festival.
Jump to the Vermont All State list


VMEA District 6 (Vermont)

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/30/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the VMEA District 6 website

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 You Only Get One Chance (Andy Clark, pub. 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 Eb or BBb Bass
Snare Drum Portraits in Rhythm
Timpani Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist
Mallets Fundamental Studies for Mallets
Chorus Voice The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Jazz Choir Voice A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square (Peter Maurice Music)
Jazz Choir Scat Voice Billie's Bounce
Jazz Drum Set Sittin' in with the Big Band Volume 2 Drums


New Hampshire All State Music Festival

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 6/12/2017

For official audition requirements and more information, visit the New Hampshire Music Educators Association website

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 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 Praeludium and Allegro (Kreisler)
Viola Concerto in G Major (Telemann)
Cello The Swan (Saint-Saens)
String Bass Sonatina (Anderson)
Acoustic Guitar (6 string) Diatonic Major and Minor Scales
20 Studies for the Guitar (Sor)
Frevo (Kindle)
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

Special orders can be placed for most solos that are not in stock. Solos from the NEMFA repertoire lists currently in stock at Ellis Music can be viewed here. Special orders can be placed for solos not currently in stock; to inquire, please use our NEMFA Solo Inquiry form (which will open in a new browser window).


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