Audition

Audition Information 2022 - 2023

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Audition Dates

November 20, 2021

January 28, 2022

March 5, 2022

April 9, 2022

You may also audition via a submitted video recording.


If these dates do not work, please contact Dr. Barger to set up an alternate audition time.

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

  • Major scales up to four sharps and flats. Perform these in the range and rhythm that you normally practice. Full-range is preferred, but one and two-octave is also acceptable.

  • Chromatic Scale in a comfortable range.

  • Two contrasting etudes or movements of a solo of your choice. Repertoire from the following list, or similar, would be appropriate for your audition.

Bonneau - Caprice en Forme de Valse

Bozza - Improvisation et Caprice

Creston - Sonata

Dubois - Concerto

Ferling - 48 Famous Studies

Glazunov - Concerto

Heiden - Sonata

Ibert - Concertino da Camera

Maurice - Tableaux de Provence

Milhaud - Scaramouche

  • There may be a short sight reading excerpt selected by the panel.

You are not required to play with an accompanist, nor will it affect your audition results.

Graduate Audition Requirements

  • Two complete pieces of contrasting style from major repertoire.

  • All major and harmonic minor scales, full-range

  • Chromatic scale, full-range.

  • Sight reading selected by the panel.

You are not required to play with an accompanist, nor will it affect your audition results.