At the University of Ottawa, woodwind and brass students have the opportunity to develop their full potential both as performers on their respective instruments and as trained musicians. The outstanding faculty comprises performers and teachers of national recognition, many of whom are members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Performance opportunities include the University of Ottawa Orchestra, Concert Wind Ensemble, small instrumental ensembles and mixed chamber groups.
Education courses in oboe
Tuba – Coordinator of brass sector
Shauna Barker (McDonald)
Steven van Gulik
Undergraduate candidates should prepare:
- two pieces or contrasting movements from a large work, minimum level RCMT Grade VIII or equivalent;
- technical study;
- scales: major, minor and chromatic;
Students applying to the Bachelor of Music (B. Mus.) must demonstrate an advanced level of technical proficiency and performance ability.
Students applying to the combined Bachelor of Music and Science (B. Mus./B.Sc.) must demonstrate a truly exceptional level of technical proficiency and performance ability, as determined by the audition panel.
For graduate candidates, the audition should consist of around forty-five minutes of music, and must include at least three works from different style periods.
For more information, please contact Dan Gress, brass and winds sectors coordinator.
Note that the School of Music does not provide accompanists for the auditions. Candidates are responsible for securing their own accompanist. You can hire an accompanist from our list or anyone else of your choosing.