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BACHELOR OF MUSIC – PRESCREENING REQUIRED

For PRESCREENING:

  • Two contrasting movements from a standard solo work, OR one standard
    work with contrasting sections.
  • ¬†Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

For FINAL AUDITION (If including a multi-movement work for the below sections, only two contrasting movements from the work are required):

  • A Baroque work
  • A Classical or Romantic work
  • A work from the 20th or 21st Century
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

MASTER OF MUSIC – PRESCREENING REQUIRED

For PRESCREENING:

  • Two contrasting works, one from the Baroque, Classical or Romantic style
    and one from the 20th or 21st century. If including a multi-movement work,
    only two contrasting movements from the work are required.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

For FINAL AUDITION :

  • Four works representing different styles from the standard repertoire. If
    including a multi-movement work, only two contrasting movements from the
    work are required.
  • Four contrasting orchestral excerpts demonstrating both lyrical and
    technical skills.

DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS – PRESCREENING REQUIRED, MUST BE VIDEO RECORDING FOR CLARINET, TROMBONE & VOICE – ALL OTHERS: VIDEO IS STRONGLY PREFERRED

For PRESCREENING:

  • The applicant must submit their prescreening online, and it must contain 45 to 60 minutes of music representing different styles and historical periods. If reviewed favorably, the applicant will be invited to campus. Candidates should plan to be on campus for the entire day in order to meet with the faculty.

For FINAL AUDITION:

  • If invited to campus, the applicant will perform for, and interview with, a music faculty jury. Candidates are expected to prepare 60 minutes of music appropriate for the doctoral level. Selections should represent various styles and historical periods from the standard repertoire. The audition will last approximately 30 minutes. The applicant should perform selections used in the prescreening, but can also bring additional repertoire. Candidates should print the list of audition selections prepared to present, and bring this to the audition.