Prepare two selections of your choice in contrasting styles, one of which should be in a language other than English. In addition, there will be a short sightreading exercise to sing. You will not need to bring an accompanist.
Please contact the Office of Choral Activities to set a time for your audition.
Woodwind and Brass Applicants:
Choose music which demonstrates both technical and musical proficiencies. You will not need to bring an accompanist.
Prepare at least two pieces or études demonstrating two different percussion areas (i.e. snare and mallets, snare and timpani, mallets and timpani, drumset and mallets, drumset and timpani).
Performance majors must present a minimum of three memorized compositions in contrasting styles. A concerto movement may be substituted for one of the repertoire selections.
All other keyboard applicants (Music Education, Music Theory, Composition, Bachelor of Arts in Music) should perform a minimum of two contrasting repertoire pieces, one of which must be memorized.
In addition to the repertoire, demonstration of technical proficiency through playing of scales, arpeggios, and etudes is encouraged. Applicants may also be asked to sightread simple accompaniments.
Violin and Viola Applicants must prepare two contrasting movements and present a 3-octave scale.
Cello Applicants must prepare two contrasting movements and present a 3-4 octave scale.
Double Bass Applicants must prepare two contrasting solo pieces. (Suggestion: A movement from a Baroque sonata and a concerto movement or solo piece.) You will also need to prepare two major scales (2-3 octaves). Orchestral excerpts will be considered optional.
Keyboard Musicianship Exemption Exams
Music majors with advanced keyboard ability can examine out of either level of keyboard musicianship classes at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. Further information is available (MS Word document, 27kB)
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