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Audition Performance Requirements

All degree programs in the department require that all students must audition for the department prior to admission.

Audition time is app​roximately 15 minutes. Students may select music to be performed. It is suggested that students perform two pieces or movements in varying styles rather than one piece. See below for more specific audition requirements. 

All instrumentalist should be prepared to perform major scales for the full range of their instrument up to as many flat and sharp keys as possible, plus the chromatic scale for the full range of their instrument.

Maintaining the Award

In order to continue receiving the award, the student must reapply each year by:

  • Completing the Institutional Scholarship Application by March 1st.  (click here to go to the Institutional Scholarship Application Page)
  • Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st
  • Maintain a 2.5 overall Grade Point Average
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in music coursework
  • Make regular and satisfactory progress toward a music degree in the area awarded by audition
  • Perform as required in ensembles and other departmental duties as assigned

Percussion

A minimum of two contrasting selections on two different instruments. Selections should display the student's talent adequately.

Winds

Two contrasting selections or one movement of a concerto. Selections should be from the standard repertoire and display the student's talent adequately. Students may perform single selections if proficient on more than one instrument. Students may also perform one selection in the jazz idiom if proficient in that style.

Strings

Two contrasting selections or one movement of a concerto. Selections should be from the standard repertoire and display the student's talent adequately.

Piano

Two contrasting selections or one movement of a concerto. Selections should be from the standard repertoire and display the student's talent adequately.

Voice

Two contrasting selections, one preferably in a language other than English. Selections should display the student's talent adequately. Students may perform in the jazz or Musical Theatre idioms if proficient in one of those styles.

Students will be asked a) to sight-read their part in a choral piece while the other parts are played on the piano, b) to sing the major, harmonic and melodic scales a capella,  c) to sing the major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads a capella, and d) to play a vocal line on the piano.

Guitar

Two contrasting selections. Selections should display the student's talent adequately. Students may perform in the jazz idiom if proficient in that style.

Music Department

Anthony "Capps" Capozzolo Center for the Arts

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