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String Audition Requirements

String Audition Requirements

Prospective instrumental majors and minors are required to audition and earn acceptance into the Department of Music as a music major or minor.

The audition process has two components:

  1. the performance
  2. the interview

Performance requirements are as follows:

  1. String players should perform 2 selections in contrasting style (lyrical/rhythmic, slow/fast, classical/swing, etc.)
  2. Applicants auditioning will be asked to perform 2 major scales from memory for three (3) octaves.
  3. Students will be asked to perform one (1) melodic minor scale for three (3) octaves.
  4. Students will be asked to sight read a short passage.

During the interview portion of the audition, the faculty will try to get to know you a little better and learn about your playing experience, goals, and about you, the individual. Please bring a résumé with you, as well as several copies of the music you’re performing.



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