Required Repertoire

The following is a list of repertoire that is considered appropriate for a college audition. Sight-reading will also be included.

If you are unsure if your selection is appropriate, please contact the Music Department.


A composition from the baroque era (Bach, Scarlatti, etc.)

One movement from a classical sonata or sonatina (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Clementi, Kuhlau)

A composition from the romantic era (Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert, Chopin) or a 20th Century composition (Debussy, Kabalevsky, Bartok, Gershwin, etc.)

At least one of the above should be memorized

Major and minor scales and chords


A piano audition is required - follow the above guidelines for the piano audition

An organ selection may be performed


For those desiring to major in music:

  • A classical art song in a foreign language
  • A 20th-century English art song or musical theater selection

For those majoring in other fields:

  • One solo selection of the student's choosing (possibilities include: art song, musical theater, solo & ensemble piece, etc.)
  • For repertoire questions, or if you are uncertain whether your piece is appropriate, please contact Russell Gartner at

Winds and Brass

A solo selected from the OMEA contest list, or the equivalent

One etude or technical study

Major scales:  Concert C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db

Chromatic scale: Lowest comfortable pitch to highest comfortable pitch, ascending and descending


A solo on at least one of the following:

snare drum

Sight reading on snare drum and mallets


A solo from the classical literature

A solo of your choice

Major and Minor scales and arpeggios

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