BM Emphases in Voice
Program must include French, German, Italian, and English art songs performed from memory. Arias from opera or oratorio are permitted, though not required. The candidate must provide one copy of the music for the accompanist.
BM Emphases in Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, And Tuba
Major repertoire for the instrument. Consult faculty for specific requirements.
BM Emphases in Double Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin
Two or three contrasting works from different historical periods. At least one work must be performed from memory.
BM Piano Emphasis
BM Piano Emphasis - If auditioning for BM Junior status in piano: Four contrasting works from different historical periods, played from memory. One of the works must consist of two or more movements of a sonata from the Classical period, and another must be a Chopin Etude or comparable virtuosic work.
BA, Music Studies - (audition for lessons with piano faculty, if space available):
For Lower-division lessons in Piano Two contrasting works from different historical periods.
For upper-division lessons in piano: Three contrasting works from different historical periods. One of the works must consist of one or more movements of a sonata from the Classical period.
BM Percussion Emphasis
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
Orchestral excerpts, Beethoven Symphonies #5, 7, 9 (available on request)
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
Delecluse 12 Studies for Snare Drum
Orchestral excerpts, Scheherezade, Lt. Kije (available on request)
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)
Bach E Major Partita Prelude or Bach A Minor Violin Concerto, Log Cabin Blues (GH Greene) or similar advanced 2 or 4 mallet solo
Orchestral excerpts including Polka from the Golden Age (Shostakovich), Colas Breugnon (Kobalevsky), Harry Janos Suite (Kaodaly), Overture to Candide (Bernstein) (available on request)
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 a composition major
- Three works, submitted with scores (.pdf) and a link to recordings, or separate (.mp3 or .wav)
- Complete List of Works, indicating any performances and recording