BM Emphases in Voice
Minimum of two songs or arias, one in a foreign language. (Art songs or arias only: no popular, folk-song, or musical comedy.) Provide one copy of music for the accompanist.
BM Emphases in Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, And Tuba
Two or more contrasting works from the standard literature for your instrument.
Demonstrate technical proficiency through chromatic and major scales, arpeggios and/or etudes.
Optional: Orchestral excerpts of your choice.
BM Emphases in Oboe
Two or more contrasting solo works of differing time periods which exemplify technical, lyrical, and artistic excellence on your instrument. Demonstrate technical proficiency through chromatic and major scales, arpeggios and/or etudes. Optional: Orchestral excerpts of your choice.
BM Emphases in Double Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin
Two or more contrasting works from the standard literature for your instrument, demonstrating technical proficiency.
BM Piano Emphasis
Three contrasting works from different historical periods.
BM Composition Emphasis
Students who wish to audition for entrance into the BM, Composition program, a live audition is not required. However auditioning to determine lesson eligibility is encouraged.
For your audition into the BM Composition, please create a single PDF portfolio with the documents listed below and links to your work, which should be available for viewing online.
Your portfolio must include:
Statement of Objective as composition major
Three works, submitted with score (.pdf) and a link to recording, or separate (.mp3 or .wav)
Complete List of Works, indicating any performances and recording
Timpani: Applicable etudes from any of the following methods/solos (or similar) -
Fundamental Method for Timpani, Mitchell Peters
Intermediate Timpani Studies, Mitchell Peters
The Complete Timpani Method, Friese/Lepak
Exercises, Etudes, and Solos for Timpani, Raynor Carroll
The Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth
Modern Method for Timpani, Saul Goodman
Snare Drum: Etudes or Solos from any of the following methods/solos (or similar) -
Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony Cirone
Intermediate Snare Drum Studies, Mitchell Peters
Advanced Snare Drum Studies, Mitchell Peters
Mallets: Applicable solo (2 and/or 4 mallets) for marimba, from the following (or similar) -
Modern School for Xylophone Marimba and Vibraphone, Morris Goldenberg
Fundamental Method for Mallets, Vol 1, Mitchell Peters
Masterpieces for Marimba, Thomas McMillan (editor)