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.

Piano

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

Organ

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

An organ selection may be performed

Voice

A classical art song in a foreign language

A 20th-century English art song or musical theater selection

All music is to be memorized

Winds and Brass

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

One etude or technical study

Major scales, chromatic scales and arpeggios


Percussion

A solo on at least one of the following:

snare drum
timpani
mallets

Sight reading on snare drum and mallets

Strings

A solo from the classical literature

A solo of your choice

Major and Minor scales and arpeggios

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