Artist Diploma in Bassoon Performance

Benjamin Kamins, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Accepd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials.  
There is a $24 fee to use this service.

Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission

  • One Milde étude Op. 24
  • One melodic étude of the applicant's choice
  • Three to five minute solo of the applicant's choice

If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.

Required live audition repertoire

  • Concerto of the applicant's choice
  • One Milde étude Op. 24
  • A slow, melodic étude of the applicant's choice
  • Orchestral excerpts: Overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, and the solo from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, movement 2

For works that require piano accompaniment, the Shepherd School will provide a pianist and limited rehearsal time if requested. If The Shepherd School is to provide the pianist, all piano parts must be made available three weeks before the scheduled audition date. The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions.

Live audition date is January 26, 2018

Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.

Submit your digital application