||Compositions may be selected from among the following composers: Bach; one movement of a sonata by Haydn,
Mozart, or Beethoven; a work by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms; a work by Debussy, Ravel, Bartok,
Applicants for the bachelor of science degree in music education are urged but not required to play from memory.
Applicants for the bachelor of art in music degree are expected to play at least two compositions for their
audition, at least one of which must be from memory. One of these two must be selected from the above list and
the other can be the applicant's own choice.
||A contrapuntal work, such as a Prelude and Fugue by Bach; a piece of a romantic or contemporary nature. Scales
and arpeggios on the piano may be required. Keyboard proficiency equal to the piano major is expected.
||Music sung for the audition may be chosen from art song, oratorio, or sacred song repertoire. Contemporary gospel
and musical theater selections are not acceptable as audition material for degree programs in voice.
||(a) Show command of basic material such as major and minor scales, triads, and 7th chords. (b) Play an etude
that shows highest technical level the student is capable of playing (a study from the Rose 32 Studies would be
satisfactory). (c) Play a solo from the standard literature for the instrument which illustrates both technical and
musical ability of the student (e.g., Von Weber, Concertino, op. 26; Rabound, Solo de Concours; Messager, Solo de
||(a) Sustained tones and lip slurs, utilizing the major portion of the playing register of the instrument. (b) Diatonic
major scales in the following keys: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, G, D, A, and E. Correct fingering as shown in any standard
method book should be used. French horn players should be familiar with the double horn and should know the
Bb horn as well as the F horn fingerings. Baritone players should play in bass clef. A solo exhibiting the highest
ability level attained. A movement from a concerto or sonata, a district band try out solo, or similar piece is
||(a) Demonstrate a knowledge of major and minor scales and arpeggios encompassing at least two octaves
with various bowing styles. (b) Show competence in position playing and shifting. (c) Play an etude which illustrates
the student's highest technical level. Example: Mazas, Kreutzer, Dont, Lee, Dotzauer, Schroedder, Simandl. (d)
Perform a sonata or concerto movement. Example: Accolay, Bach, Corelli, Handel, Hindemith, Kabalevsky, Marcello,
Mozart, Vivaldi, Wieniawski. String Bass majors also study Electric Bass—(a) Play major scales and arpeggios, two
octaves, (b) Ability to read bass parts for stage and jazz band, (c) Play the melody and two-beat bass line from any
popular music composition (e.g., Miles Davis, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers, Charlie Parker, Johnny
Mercer). Tape recorded accompaniment may be used.
||(a) Classical: two major or minor Segovia scales. Demonstrate fretboard knowledge with major, minor, and
dominant 7th chords and arpeggios. Play a piece by Bach, Sor, Giulani, Carcassi, etc. (b) Jazz/Contemporary:
two-octave major and minor scales. Demonstrate knowledge of Major 7, minor 7, and dominant 7th chords and
arpeggios. Play chords and melody for a jazz standard (e.g., Davis, Porter, Parker, Ellington). Improvise over
12-bar blues chord changes.
||(a) Drums: either a solo piece for snare drum or multiple percussion. (b) Keyboard percussion: major scales in
all keys plus a solo piece or orchestral repertoire selections. (c) Timpani: a solo selection or symphonic repertoire
selection. Candidates should perform in 2 of the 3 areas above, with Keyboard strongly recommended. Tape recorded
accompaniment may be used.