Audition

Requirements


Vocal

  • One solo work demonstrating technical facility and interpretation.

  • Keyboard accompaniment is preferable.

Instrumental

  • One solo work demonstrating technical facility and interpretation.

  • Two major and two minor scales.

  • Keyboard accompaniment is preferable, unless not required by the score.

Percussion

  • Demonstrate skills on snare, mallet instruments and timpani.

Piano/Organ

  • One solo work demonstrating technical facility and interpretation.

  • Two major and two minor scales.

  • Keyboard students are required to participate in a large ensemble and must submit one solo work on another instrument or voice. Less experienced vocalists may sing a one-octave scale on "la" and the melody of a familiar hymn or folk tune.

For primary composition placement

Students who are auditioning for primary composition placement must submit:

  • Two sample manuscripts of their original work. Manuscripts can be sent via email or mail and will not be returned. All submissions must be in written form; recordings will not be accepted.
  • An audition recording of their secondary instrument or voice for large ensemble placement.
  • The admissions coordinator will be in contact with all primary composition students to complete the musicianship assessment.