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Your registration for a Music Day visit has been received. Below is some information that will be helpful as you prepare to audition for scholarships.
*Voice — The student should prepare at least two selections for the vocal audition. One selection should be from the traditional vocal literature, such as an art song or an aria. The second selection may be of the student’s choosing and should be of a contrasting style such as Broadway musical, folk, gospel, sacred, etc. Recorded accompaniments are acceptable. A sight-reading and ear-training exercise may also be included in the audition.Piano — The student should prepare two selections of contrasting styles (i.e. Bach two-part invention or a Mozart sonata, first movement. Sight-reading and scales may also be included in the audition.
*Non-Keyboard Instruments — The student should prepare a solo selection from the standard repertory (i.e. contest lists, etc.). In addition, the student may be asked to play scales in the major keys and the chromatic scale in at least two octaves. A sight-reading and ear-training exercise may also be included in the audition.
*Percussion — The student should demonstrate basic skills on two of the following instruments: snare drum, timpani, and any of the mallet instruments. Guidelines for each category are:
- Snare Drum: Basic rudiments and one selection at the level of any all-state required solo or etude (i.e. Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone).
- Mallets: Major scales and one selection at the level of any all-state required solo or an etude (i.e. Modern School of Xylophone by Morris Goldenberg).
- Timpani: Basic tuning skills and one selection at the level of any all-state required solo or an etude (i.e. Modern Method for Timpani by Saul Goodman.
*Upon request, an accompanist will be provided at the audition
Please note that Music Day auditions are only for securing scholarships. Choir and other musical auditions are held during the first week of classes in the fall.
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