Audition Guidelines

General Guidelines

You may bring an accompanist or one will be furnished for you.

Bring a brief resume with you that clearly lists:

  • number of years of musical training (vocal and/or instrumental)
  • names of teachers with whom you have studied
  • solo literature you have studied
  • statement describing your musical interests and goals    

INSTRUMENT/VOCAL GUIDELINES

VOICE

Students should prepare two art songs or arias of contrasting styles, tempos, or languages. Both songs may be sung in English and one of the songs may be from the folk or musical theatre genre.

PIANO

Prepare two compositions from contrasting periods, one performed from memory.

INSTRUMENTAL

(Winds, Percussion, Strings) Play two etudes or solos from the standard literature that demonstrate technical ability and musicianship. Percussionists will be asked to play several rudiments on the snare drum. String students should have a three-octave major scale ready to demonstrate intonation and tone quality.