Festival Audition Lists

A note regarding music auditions: The primary audition solo (or compilation) listed on this page 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 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

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 1/21/2019

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

Piccolo Concerto #2 in D Major (Mozart)
Flute Sonata #2 in Eb Major (Bach)
Oboe Concerto No. 8 (Handel) from Solos for the Oboe Player
Bassoon Sonata #3 from Six Sonatas Volume 1 (Galliard)
Soprano Clarinet Concertino (Weber)
Alto Clarinet Luisa Di Montfort (Bergson) - This piece is no longer published and is therefore unavailable to purchase.
Bass Clarinet Serenade Basque (Hoffman)
Alto Saxophone Aria (Bozza)
Tenor Saxophone Aria (Bozza)
Baritone Saxophone Aria (Bozza)
Trumpet Sonata #8 (Corelli)
Horn Concerto #3 in Eb Major (Mozart)
Trombone Sonata in Eb (Sanders)
Bass Trombone Sonata for Bass Trombone (McCarty)
Euphonium Rhapsody for Euphonium (Curnow)
Tuba Sonata #1 in F (Marcello)
Snare Drum Musical Snare Drummer #4 (Keown)
Timpani Sonatina for 3 Timpani (Tcherepnin)
Mallets Sonata #3 (Handel)
Violin Concerto #3 in G Major (Mozart)
Viola Divertimento in D (Haydn)
Cello Divertimento in D (Haydn)
String Bass Sonata in G Major (Galliard)
Vocal Awake Sweet Love (Dowland)
Jazz (melodic instruments) What Is This Thing Called Love from Volume 112 - Cole Porter Standards (Aebersold)
Technical jazz excerpt available from VT All State website
Jazz (drums) Audition materials available from VT All State website


VMEA District 1 (Vermont)

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 2/6/2018

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 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 Trumpet
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
Snare Drum Rubank Intermediate Method for Drums
Timpani Primary Handbook for Timpani
Mallets Rubank Elementary Method for Bell Lyra
Vocal same as current year's Vermont All State vocal solo
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VMEA District 2 (Vermont)

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 2/9/2018

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)

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 2/16/2018

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 Vivace from Sonata No. 1 in C Major Op. 3 No. 1
The above selection is available as a free download from an external website. Visit 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 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)

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 2/6/2018

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

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
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Jazz melodic instruments Effective Etudes for Jazz (for the appropriate instrument)
PLUS the current year's Vermont All State jazz selection
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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)

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 7/17/2018

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 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 Come Follow (downloadable piece)

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL (Level 1)

The audition selections for LEVEL 1 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
Bb 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) Treble Clef: Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone (must transcribe from bass clef into treble clef)
Bass Clef: Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone
Tuba Concert and Contest Collection for Eb or BBb Bass
Snare Drum Portraits in Rhythm
Timpani Fundamental Studies for Timpani
Mallets Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone

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.
Jump to the Vermont All State list


VMEA District 6 (Vermont)

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 2/6/2018

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 Da Pacem Domine (M. Franck)
Jazz melodic instruments part from arrangement of You Only Get One Chance (Andy Clark, pub. 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
Chorus Voice Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams/Barnes)
Jazz Choir Voice When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young) - purchase directly from Sound Music Publications
Jazz Choir Scat Voice Twisted - available for download free of charge
Jazz Drum Set Sittin' in with the Big Band Volume 2 Drums


New Hampshire All State Music Festival

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SELECTIONS

Last updated: 5/15/2018

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
Violin Concerto in E Major (J.S. Bach)
Viola Sonata in G Major from Two Sonatas for Viola (Marcello)
Cello Allegro Appassionata (Saint-Saens)
String Bass Concerto in D Major (Capuzzi)
Acoustic Guitar (6 string) Diatonic Major and Minor Scales
Melodious and Progressive Studies Opus 60 (Carcassi, arr. Ted Mann) - available for download
Concerto in D Major RV93 (Vivaldi, arr. Sparks)
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.

Ellis Music has several solos in stock that are on the NEMFA repertoire list:

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 NEMFA Solo Inquiry form (which will open in a new browser window).


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