Music

Music Department Auditions

Auditions are required for entry into all music degree programs and for academic scholarship consideration.

Students who wish to major in music should apply for admission to the University, complete the Academic Scholarship portion of the application, and audition for music faculty.

Students who are not planning to major in music, but who are interested in participating in music ensembles may audition for an Ensemble Participation Grant.

All auditions require advance registration. Students may request an audition during an Open House, Road Trip or other campus visit. Students auditioning on weekdays are encouraged to spend the day observing classes and rehearsals, and meet with music professors by advance request.

2014 Audition Dates

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Monday, January 19, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Schedule an Audition

Linda Happe, Music Admission Specialist
Department of Music, University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722
812-488-2742; Fax: 812-488-2101
lh203@evansville.edu

Music Major Audition Requirements

Keyboard

Harpsichord
Performance: Three compositions, at least two memorized, of contrasting styles by composers such as Bach, Couperin or Scarlatti.

Other music degrees: Two compositions, at least one memorized, of contrasting styles as noted above.

Organ
Performance: Three compositions, at least two memorized, from different stylistic periods (Baroque, Romantic, or Contemporary). Two verses of a hymn as if playing for a church service.

Other music degrees: Two compositions, at least one memorized, of contrasting styles as noted above.

Piano
Performance: Three memorized compositions from different stylistic periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary).

Other music degrees: Two compositions, at least one memorized, of contrasting styles as noted above.

Strings

Bowed Strings
All music degrees: One solo and one etude, major and minor scales, and arpeggios. Memorization encouraged but not required.

Guitar
Performance: Three memorized compositions from different stylistic periods (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary). Major and minor scales.

Other music degrees: One solo or one etude. Major and minor scales. Students may audition on electric, jazz or folk guitar. Studies for all guitar majors will be on classical guitar.

Voice

Performance
Three memorized art songs (classical, not musical theater). One selection in a language other than English is required.

Other music degrees
Two memorized art songs (classical, not musical theater). One selection in a language other than English preferred.

Winds / Percussion

Brass
All music degrees: One solo and one etude, major and chromatic scales, and sight reading.

Percussion
All music degrees: Snare solo or etude: concert/orchestral style (e.g. Cirone, Peters, Delecluse) and rudimental style (e.g. Wilcoxin, Pratt, Freytag). Mallet solo or etude: two mallet (e.g. Bach, MacMillan, Green) or four mallet (e.g. Peters, Gomez, Musser). Choice of drum set, timpani, or multiple percussion. Sight reading on snare drum and mallets. Auditionees are expected to provide their own music, sticks, and mallets.

All percussion instruments will be provided.

Woodwinds

All music degrees: Two works (solos or etudes) of contrasting styles to demonstrate technical and musical ability; major and chromatic scales; and sight reading. Memorization of scales is encouraged but not required.

Ensemble Participation Grant Audition Requirements

Band

Brass and woodwind - one solo or etude, major and chromatic scales
Percussion - snare drum rudiments (i.e., buzz roll, paradiddle, double paradiddle, 5-stroke roll, etc.), major scales on keyboard/mallet instruments and timpani tuning

Orchestra

Strings - one solo or etude, major and chromatic scales
Brass and woodwind - one solo or etude, major and chromatic scales

Choir

Voice - one solo song (not musical theater). Sight reading will be assessed during the audition

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