Applying to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Bassoon Studio
At UNCSA, four programs of study are available to bassoon students: High school, Bachelors of Music, Masters of Music, and a one-year Professional Artist Certificate. Below is information to help in the process of applying. If you have any questions, contact Saxton Rose or see the UNCSA Admission Website.
Audition Dates for Fall 2018 Admission
- Friday, January 26, 2018*
- Friday, February 9, 2018*
- Friday, February 23, 2018*
- Friday, March 30, 2018
*Priority for merit scholarship consideration will be given to applicants who audition February 23 and before. If you would like to schedule an audition not listed below, contact Saxton Rose.
Graduate Audition Requirements
Both Masters and Professional Artist Certificate applicants are required to prepare two contrasting movements of a standard concerto, sonata or solo work, one Milde Concert Study or equivalent etude, a work composed in the last fifty years, and a minimum of four contrasting standard orchestral excerpts.
Undergraduate Audition Requirements
Undergraduate applicants are required to prepare two contrasting movements of a standard concerto, sonata or solo work, two contrasting etudes from Weissenborn’s 50 Advanced Studies or one from Milde’s Concert Studies.
High School Audition Requirements
High School applicants are required to prepare two or three selections (including movements from sonatas and concertos), major and minor scales. The selection should demonstrate the applicant’s ability in phrasing, sustained playing and facility.
If you have any questions about the repertoire, please contact Saxton Rose.
In addition to the other grants, scholarships, and federal loans available to students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a Graduate Assistantship, Tuition Reductions, and Fellowships are being offered in the bassoon studio for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Bassoon Studio Graduate Assistantship
The School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts offers the Master of Music and Professional Artist Certificate for Bassoon. The bassoon assistantship is available beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year and combined with other awards can cover the cost of full-tuition. The graduate assistant works closely with Saxton Rose with the 3-hour weekly duties including instruction, ensemble assignments, administrative work, and reed room supervision.
Graduate Tuition Reduction Fellowships
Graduate Tuition Reduction Fellowships cover the difference in cost ($14,807) between in-state and out-of-state tuition for the academic year.
To receive graduate information contact:
Dr. Timothy Olsen, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Telephone: (336) 770-3254