Audition Requirements for the Master of Music: Music Education
(Applicants for the MM in Music Education who plan to pursue the THESIS TRACK for their Culminating Project, may substitute for the audition a video of a lesson or rehearsal which proves evidence of their musicianship.)
1. An art song in one of the following languages: French, German or Italian.
2. A 20th century art song in English.
3. An aria from the standard operatic or oratorio literature, sung in the original language.
1. A substantial work from the Baroque repertoire by composers such as Bach, Handel, Haydn or Scarlatti; or a sonata movement by Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart.
2. A substantial work by a 19th century composer such as Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, or Schumann; or a 20th century or movement from a work by a composer such as Barber, Bartok, Copland, Debussy, Hindemith, Prokofiev, or Ravel.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of scales, arpeggios and sight-reading.
1. A work by J.S. Bach or another important Baroque composer for organ, specifically.
2. A 19th century work by a composer such as Franck or Mendelssohn; or a 20th century work by one of the following: Dupre, Hindemith, Langlais, Vierne, or Widor.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of scales and sight-reading.
1. Two (2) works appropriate to the instrument that demonstrates two (2) distinctly different styles. This includes individual pieces, sonata or concerto movements or etudes (Percussionists see Performance Major audition requirements for suggested repertoire.)
2. Demonstrate a proficient knowledge of scales and arpeggios
Conducting (Music Education ONLY)
1. A video (DVD or online, i.e. YouTube) of you conducting an ensemble.
2. Submit a complete conducting repertoire list.
3. An interview with the graduate conducting faculty member.
All MM auditions conclude with an interview with the Director of Graduate Studies which includes a review of the applicant's coursework and transcript.