Auditions

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2016-2017 AUDITION DATES*

  • December 2, 2016
  • January 20, 2017
  • February 10, 2017
  • March 17, 2017
  • April 28, 2017

Music Performance

*If none of the above dates fits your schedule, you may request an individual appointment on another day. 

 

About Auditions at UAFS

  • An audition demonstrating acceptable musical preparation is required prior to enrollment as a major in music.
  • Students will be auditioned by full-time music faculty members.  
  • To register for an audition at UAFS, simply complete the online music audition registration form.  
  • For details about audition requirements, please contact the appropriate faculty member, or contact the department at: music@uafs.edu or 479-788-7530.

 

Music Scholarships

  • Every year, the UAFS Department of Music offers over $100,000 in talent-based music scholarships to students.  
  • While many of these students are majoring or minoring in music, scholarships are also awarded to students majoring in something other than music.  
  • All students who perform an audition will be considered for music scholarships.

 

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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Woodwinds

 

            Flute

  • Two contrasting etudes from Selected Studies for Flute by H. Voxman (or a comparable piece from the solo flute repertoire that displays both technical and lyrical playing)
  • Major and Minor Scales two octaves
  • Sight reading

 

            Oboe

  • Two contrasting etudes from Selected Studies for oboe by H. Voxman
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

            Clarinet

  • Major and minor scales, two octaves minimum
  • Two contrasting etudes/works (one mainly lyrical and slow, the other mainly technical and fast). Works can come from etude books (e.g. Artistic Studies book 1 edited by David Hite or Select Studies for Clarinet by H. Voxman) or from the standard clarinet repertoire.
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

            Saxophone

  • Major and minor scales
  • Two contrasting etudes/works (one mainly lyrical and slow, the other mainly technical and fast). Works can come from etude books (e.g. Melodious and Progressive Studies edited by David Hite, Ferling 48 Studies,  or Select Studies for Saxophone by H. Voxman) or from the standard saxophone repertoire.
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

            Bassoon

  • Two contrasting etudes from Practical Method for the Bassoon by J. Weissenborn or comparable etudes/works
  • Major and Minor Scales
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

Brass

 

            French Horn

  • One selected etude from Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn edited by Max P. Pottag
  • One selected etude from Second Book of Practical Studies for French horn by Robert W. Getchell
  • A solo or etude of a similar level may be played in place of the Getchell or Pottag (not required)
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

            Trumpet

  • One selected etude from 11 Studies for Trumpet by Roger Voisin
  • One selected etude from Second Book of Practical Studies for Cornet and Trumpet by Robert W. Getchell edited by Nilo W. Hovey
  • A solo or etude of a similar level may be played in place of the Getchell or Voisin (not required)
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

            Tenor Trombone

  • One selected etude from 40 Progressive Studies for trombone by H. W Tyrell
  • One selected etude from Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1 by Johannes Rochut
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (provided at audition)

 

            Bass Trombone

  • One selected etude from 20 etudes for Bass Trombone with “F” Attachment by Lew Gillis
  • One selected etude from Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1 by Johannes Rochut
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (sight reading will be provided)

 

            Euphonium

  • One selected etude from 40 Progressive Studies for trombone by H. W Tyrell
  • One selected etude from Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1 by Johannes Rochut
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (sight reading will be provided)

 

            Tuba

  • One selected etude from Second Book of Practical Studies for Tuba
  • by Robert W. Getchell edited by Nilo W. Hovey
  • One selected etude from 24 Artistic Studies for Tuba selected and edited by Frank Woodruff
  • Major and Minor Scales one octave and two octaves where permitted
  • Sight reading (sight reading will be provided)

 

 

Percussion

            Snare

  • Two selected studies form Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony J. Cirone

 

            Timpani

  • One selected etude from Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist by Garwood Whaley

 

            Marimba

  • Major and Minor Scales two octaves
  • One selected etude from Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone by Morris Goldenberg

 

Guitar

Classical Guitar

  • Faculty expects to hear the audition on a classical guitar.  Demonstrate a knowledge of and proficiency in classical guitar technique including posture, and right and left hand positions.
  • Scales: C, G, D, A, E major; A, D, E melodic minor.  Two octaves—Segovia or Sagreras forms.
  • Sight reading:  single note lines, simple counterpoint, or chord study.
  • Prepare one solo piece.  Choose from:
    • Sor etude no. 2 or no. 5 from 20 Etudes (preferably Segovia edition)
    • Matteo Carcassi Suite in C from the Method for Guitar.
    • Any prelude by J.S. Bach.

Jazz Guitar

  • Prepare a jazz standard.  Anything from Jamey Aebersold play along Maiden Voyage (vol. 54) would work nicely!
  • Prepare a blues tune (pick from Blue Monk, Cool Blues, or Billie’s Bounce.)

Both selections should be played 3 times through the form—1x chords, 2x head, 3x solo. Provide a pre-recorded track or a bring a chart for a faculty member to accompany you.

 

Vocal Music Auditions

  • Prepare two contrasting solo songs in either English, German, French, or Italian.
  • Songs should be performed from memory.  
  • An accompanist will be provided if you need one. 
  • Please do not use a choral piece for this audition!
  • Your choir director can help you select an appropriate solo song.

Music faculty members will hold a short interview with the auditionee to help the faculty learn about the auditionee and why they want to pursue music study at the collegiate level.

Basic aural and sight-singing skills will also be assessed. Auditionees will hear several short phrases played at the keyboard and be asked to sing them. A short sight-reading example will also help to assess sight-reading skills.