Brass, Woodwind, String Auditions
Music majors and non-music majors should perform approximately 5-10 minutes of music to include:
- A technical excerpt and
- A melodic or lyrical excerpt
Excerpts may be taken from a solo or etude, such as a piece from the UIL contest list, UIL Region etudes or a piece of similar difficulty.
Prospective majors should perform works for timpani, snare, and keyboard percussion. Prospective non-majors should perform 5-10 minutes of music and include at least two of the listed instruments.
Piano majors will be expected to perform in at least two of the following categories:
- Any work of J. S. Bach or D. Scarlatti
- Any sonata movement of Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven
- A composition of the Romantic period (Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, etc.)
- An Impressionist or Contemporary composition
Voice majors will be expected to perform in at least two of the following categories:
- A solo from the UIL list
- An art song from the Baroque, Classic, or Romantic era in a foreign language
- A contemporary art song in English
- Aria from an operetta, oratorio or opera in either the original language or a translation
Vocal auditions also consist of scales and sight-reading. An accompanist is provided for all vocal auditions.
Scholarship Awarding Criteria
We recommend that you choose audition material that best represents your abilities. Criteria for awarding scholarships are:
- Demonstrated performance skill and musicianship
- Needs within the department
- Available funds
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