Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements


 

Performance Majors

Students should be prepared to perform their solo repertoire selections and complete a brief interview, a sight reading skills evaluation, and a Theory Placement Exam.  Theory test results are used for class placement and do not impact acceptance decisions. Pianists and singers must perform all pieces by memory; no exceptions will be acceptable.

Instrumentalists

  • An Etude
  • Two Contrasting Pieces
  • Corresponding Scales & Arpeggios

Vocalists

  • A 17th or 18th century Italian or English song
  • An art song of contrasting style in any language, from any period
  • A piano accompanist will be provided; please bring a prepared piano score in a hard cover three-ring binder.

Composition Majors

Students must complete an interview with the head of the Music Theory Department, Dr. Levesque to review their composition portfolio containing three original compositions. Students must test out of or have completed Music Theory Level 3 to be considered for this Major. All interviews and placement exams will be conducted on June 8th 2019.


Musicianship Studies Majors

This division accepts students based on a private teacher recommendation and an interview with the Honors Music Program Director. Students must complete a Music Theory Placement Exam on June 8th 2019.