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NOTE: Music Graduate programs are no longer accepting new students. This page is being maintained only for documentation and reporting purposes.
A live audition is required of all prospective graduate students in the M.M. program. It is not required for a Music Education graduate degree (M.A. Ed. or M.A.T.) unless you would like to take elective lessons.
You must audition by 16 March 2012 in order to receive full consideration for admission and scholarships. Many of the studios will be filled after that date, so later auditions may be considered only for entry in subsequent semesters.
To schedule an audition, please contact:
Dr. Mary Kay Bauer, Graduate Program Coordinator
Graduate Audition Requirements
Brass and Woodwinds
Two to three contrasting pieces from the standard solo repertory representative of at least two style periods. Sight reading will be required at the audition.
Please contact Dr. Andrew Adams for more information at 828-227-3953.
At least five selections of contrasting material including French, German, Italian and English languages as well as baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary styles should be presented. Musical theatre selections are acceptable. Taped accompaniments are not acceptable. An accompanist will be provided at the time of the audition.
Music Technology (MIDI/Synthesis)
Acceptance criteria include demonstrated proficiency on a musical instrument, a portfolio, and an interview with faculty. The audition may be on an acoustic instrument or synthesizer, EWI, Malletkat, or other electronic music controller. The portfolio (a CD or DVD of representative material) must demonstrate creative experience in a variety of music technology skills including computer music notation, MIDI sequencing, synthesis, sound design, and digital audio recording, editing and mixing. An interview with program faculty is also a part of the process in which career goals are clearly articulated.
Students should play an advanced level work in each of the following areas: marimba, timpani and multiple percussion. Specific repertoire should be approved by the percussion professor before auditioning. Sight reading will be required at the audition.
For information about auditioning on jazz guitar, please follow this link.
For more information, please use the studio links (at the upper right) to contact the studio in which you are interested.