Suggested Audition Repertoire List

This is a list of suggested audition repertoire for some high school music summer programs at Interlochen Arts Camp:

Bruch – Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Kreisler – Praeludium and Allegro
Mendelssohn – Concerto in E Minor
Mozart – Concertos No. 3, 4 or 5
Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole
Saint-Saëns – Introduction and Rondo capriccioso

J.C. Bach – Concerto (1st movement)
J.S. Bach – Unaccompanied Cello Suites
Bloch – Suite Hebraique
Handel – Concerto
Hoffmeister – Viola Concerto in D
Stamitz – Concerto
Walton – Concerto

Boccherini – Concerto in B-flat Major
Haydn – Concerto in C Major
Elgar – Concerto
Kabalevsky – Concerto No.1 (1st movement)
Lalo – Concerto
Saint-Saëns – Allegro Appassionato
Saint-Saëns – Concerto in A minor (1st movement)
Shostakovich – Concerto No.1 (1st movement)

Double Bass
Bottesini – Concerto No. 2 in B minor (or A)
Dittersdorf – Concerto in E major (or D)
Dragonetti – Concerto in A major (or G)
Koussevitzky – Concerto in F-sharp minor (or E)
Vanhal – Concerto in C major (or D)
Bach – unaccompanied Cello Suites (in any key)
Paganini – Moses Variations

Bach – Sonata in G minor or C Major
Chaminade – Concertino, Op. 107
Debussy – Syrinx
Faure – Fantasie, Op. 79
Griffes – Poem
Ibert – Concerto (1st movement)
Mozart – Concerto in G (1st movement)
Prokofiev – Sonata in D (1st or 3rd movement)
Telemann – Fantasies

Corelli-Barbarolli – Concerto
Cimarosa – Concerto in C minor
Haydn – Concerto in C Major
Martinu – Concerto
Mozart – Concerto in C Major
Paladilhe – Solo de concert
Vaughan Williams – Concerto

Cavallini – Adagio and Tarantella
Debussy – Premiere Rhapsody
Mozart – Concerto
Poulenc – Sonata (1st movement)
Schumann – Fantasy Piece No. 1, 2 or 3
K. Stamitz – Concerto No. 3
von Weber – Concertino/Concerto No. 1 or 2

Alto Saxophone
Bozza – Aria
Creston – Sonata
Glazounov – Concerto
Maurice – Tableaux de Provence (2nd or 3rd movement)
Tull – Sarabande & Gigue

Milde – Concert Studies
Mozart – Concerto, K. 191
Osborne – Rhapsody
Telemann – Sonata in F minor
Vivaldi – Concerto in E minor or A minor
Weber – Concerto

Arutunian – Concerto
Enesco – Legend
Haydn – Concerto
Hindemith – Sonata
Hummel – Concerto
Tartini – Concerto in D

David – Concertino
Jacob – Concerto (1st movement)
Grondahl – Concerto (1st movement)
Guilmant – Morceau Symphonique

Beethoven – Sonata, Op. 17
Dukas – Villanelle
Hindemith – Sonata or Concerto
Jacob – Concerto (one movement)
Mozart – Concerto (one movement)
Saint-Saëns – Romance or Morceau de Concert (first two pages)
Strauss – Concerto No. 1 or 2 (1st movement)

Barat – Andante et Allegro
Guilmant – Morceau Symphonique
Horovitz – Concerto
Mozart – Bassoon Concerto, K. 191 (or a selection from the trombone list)

Haddad – Suite for Tuba
Hartley – Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba
Marcello – Sonata in F
Vaughan Williams – Concerto
Wilder – Suite No. 1 (Effie)


Applicants should demonstrate skills on snare drum, timpani and keyboard percussion.

Snare drum
An etude or solo demonstrating time and rhythm as well as rolls, flams and multiple grace notes. Concert snare drum solos are suggested, but rudimental solos will be accepted. Suggestions for specific snare drum repertoire:

  • Anthony J. Cirone, Portraits in Rhythm
  • Mitchell Peters, Intermediate or Advanced Snare drum etudes
  • Keith Aleo, Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Jacques Delecluse, 12 Studies for Snare Drum

Timpani repertoire (OPTIONAL)

An etude or solo using 2, 3 or 4 drums, demonstrating tone quality, rhythm and tuning. Suggestions for specific repertoire:

  • Hochrainer etudes (vol 1, 2 or 3)
  • Vic Firth, The Solo Timpanist
  • Mitchell Peters, Fundamental Solos for Timpani
  • Raynor Carroll solos

Keyboard percussion
A two or four mallet solo on xylophone, marimba or vibraphone demonstrating tone quality, accuracy and musicality. A variety of repertoire is acceptable and applicants should play what they are most comfortable with. Suggested repertoire: Bach, Musser, Abe, Burritt and Rosauro, Sammut.