Audition Expectations for Upper-Division Standing

BM Emphases in Voice

AUDITION FOR UPPER DIVISION STANDING:  30 minutes

Program must include French, German, Italian and English art song performed from memory. Arias from opera or oratorio are permitted, though not required. Sophomore Audition, held during year-end juries, is required to achieve upper division placement. Jury: Voice Committee appointed by Department Chair. Candidate must provide one copy of music for the accompanist.

BM Emphases in Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, And Tuba

AUDITION FOR UPPER DIVISION STANDING:  20 minutes

Major repertoire for the instrument.  Piano accompaniment is required for all repertoire unless the work is an unaccompanied composition. The BM Sophomore Audition must be passed to allow continuation of the BM emphasis at upper-division level and before registering for upper-division woodwind or brass classes.

BM Emphases in Double Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin

AUDITION FOR UPPER DIVISION STANDING: 20 minutes

Two or three contrasting works from different historical periods. At least one work must be performed from memory. The BM Sophomore Audition must be passed to allow continuation of the BM emphasis at upper-division level and before registering for upper-division string classes.

BM Piano Emphasis

AUDITION FOR UPPER DIVISION STANDING: 30 minutes

Four contrasting works from different historical periods. One of the works must consist of two or more movements of a sonata from the Classical period, and another must be a Chopin Etude or comparable virtuosic work. The BM Sophomore Audition must be passed to allow continuation of the BM Piano Emphasis at upper-division level and before registering for upper-division piano classes.

PLEASE NOTE

Auditions must be performed from memory. Sight-reading will be tested at entrance auditions. New repertoire must be presented each year. At the end of each year, the student must submit a list of repertoire studied and performed. Auditions may repeated solely upon the request of the Keyboard Committee.