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Audition Requirements

Voice requirements

Two compositions from the standard classical vocal repertoire in contrasting styles and tempi.  Inclusion of at least one piece in a foreign language is strongly encouraged.  All selections should be memorized.  Styles other than classical are not recommended.  

An accompanist will be provided upon request.  Vocalists who need an accompanist must send their scores to the music office at least two weeks prior to the audition date.

*if you have any questions about your selections, please contact Professor Constance Fee (Director of Vocal Studies) at fee_constance@roberts.edu.

Piano/Organ Requirements

Two contrasting compositions or movements from different periods.  For example, one piece from the baroque or classical period, and one piece from the romantic or 20th century.

*if you have any questions about your selections, please contact Dr. Michael Landrum (Director of Piano Studies) at landrum_michael@roberts.edu.  

Brass requirements

Trombone:
All major scales. Two contrasting etudes by Bordogni, Kopprasch, Blazhevich, or similar. Solos by David, Grondahl, Pryor, Hindemith, Saint-Saens, or similar

Trumpet:
Sonatas by Kennan, mvts. 1 or 3, Halsey Stevens, mvt. 1, Hindemith, mvt. 1 or 3; Concerti by Haydn, Hummel, Arutunian, Corelli; Goedicke, Concert Etude; Solos by Arban or Clarke, Etudes by Charlier.

Tuba and Euphonium:
Two contrasting compositions, movements, or etudes from different periods.  For example, one piece from the baroque or classical period, and one piece from the romantic or 20th century.

French Horn:
Solos by Bozza; Dukas, Villanelle; Concerti by Haydn, Mozart, Strauss;  Sonatas by Beethoven and Hindemith; Saint-Saens, Morceau de Concert; F. Strauss, Nocturno.

*if you have any questions about your selections, please contact Dr. Paul Shewan (Director of Instrumental Studies) at shewanp@roberts.edu.

Woodwind/string requirements

Two contrasting compositions, movements, or etudes from different periods.  For example, one piece from the baroque or classical period, and one piece from the romantic or 20th century.

*if you have any questions about your selections, please contact Dr. Paul Shewan (Director of Instrumental Studies) at shewanp@roberts.edu.

Guitar Requirements 

Audition pieces should include three contrasting major works from different stylistic periods that best represent the applicant’s technical and artistic strengths. For example, this may include a memorized solo from the standard repertoire and two etudes that utilize different techniques (i.e. arpeggio, scale, rest-stroke melody). Be prepared to perform from memory any two and three octave major and melodic minor scales (Segovia edition) with rest or free stroke (i-m; m-a). NOTE: electric guitar may NOT be used for auditions. Guitarists must call Adjunct Professor of Guitar, Dr. Tim Shannon before scheduling the audition (585-613-5013).

Percussion Requirements

Three compositions that demonstrate your proficiency on snare drum and mallet instruments.  A marimba and timpani solo are recommended.  Repertoire should reflect your current playing level, realizing that may be different for each area of percussion. 

*if you have any questions about your selections, please contact Jillian Pritchard (Instructor of Percussion Studies) at pritchard_jillian@roberts.edu.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Jillian Lauritzson, administrative assistant, at 585.594.6320 or lauritzson_jillian@roberts.edu.