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MM Pedagogy Auditions


1. Three (3) art songs and one (1) aria will be offered at auditions in the following languages: Italian, German, French, and English for a total of four (4) selections.

2. The aria must be from the operatic or oratorio repertoire in the original language.

1. A substantial work from the Baroque repertoire by such composers 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 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.

All MM auditions conclude with an interview with the Director of Graduate Studies which includes a review of the applicant's coursework and transcript.

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