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MM Pedagogy Auditions


Audition Requirements for the Master of Music: Pedagogy Major

Voice
1. An art song in either 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.

Piano
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.

Organ
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.

Instrumentalists
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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