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School of Music: Audition Requirements

Performance Degree Programs:
Vocalists

Perform three classical pieces in contrasting style from memory.  Please include an aria in a foreign language as well as one piece in English and one in Italian.  Audition will include sight-reading.

Pianists, Organists, and Guitarists

Perform three classical pieces in contrasting style from memory.  Be prepared to perform scales and arpeggios as well as sight-reading.

Instrumentalists

Perform three classical pieces in contrasting style.  Music may be used.  Be prepared to perform scales and arpeggios as well as sight-reading.

Music Education, Music in Worship, & Composition Degree Programs:
Vocalists

Perform two classical pieces in contrasting style from memory.  One should be an aria and one in a foreign language.  Audition will include sight-reading.

Pianists, Organists, and Guitarists

Perform two classical pieces in contrasting style from memory. Be prepared to perform scales and arpeggios as well as sight-reading.

Instrumentalists

Perform two classical pieces in contrasting style.  Music may be used.  Be prepared to perform scales and arpeggios as well as sight-reading.

Music B.A., Music A.S., and Music Minor:

Perform one classical piece, which demonstrates a readiness for college-level music study.  Audition will include sight-reading.

Non-Music Majors Auditioning for a Music Ensemble Grant:

Perform a piece demonstrating one’s technical level as well as sight-reading of college level music.

SCHEDULING AN AUDITION:

Set up an appointment by contacting the Music Office by phone or email.  An accompanist is available if you cannot provide your own.  Please fax or email a copy of your music at least one week before your audition date.  Applicants who reside more than 200 miles away are welcome to send a recording (CD or DVD format or link to YouTube or Facebook video) in place of a live audition.  The School of Music will notify students by letter concerning acceptance into the music program or an ensemble grant.