Music Audition Requirements for Summer Programs (Grades 6-9)

Classical Music Programs

Please submit video recordings featuring two contrasting works: one demonstrating lyricism and another demonstrating technique. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants, and piano accompaniment is not required. Percussionists should demonstrate their skills on snare drum, mallet instruments, and timpani.

Please submit video recordings of the following. Audition recordings should demonstrate both technical and lyrical playing. Piano accompaniment is preferred, but not required:

  • A work from the appropriate repertoire list below
  • An additional work on contrasting style
  • Two scales

Violin Repertoire:

  • Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, 1st movement
  • Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor, 1st movement
  • Mozart Violin Concerti no. 3 or 4, 1st movement, plus cadenza
  • Bach E major Partita, Predudio (1st movement)

Viola Repertoire:

  • Hoffmeister Concerto (any movement)
  • Handel Concerto (any movement)
  • Bloch Suite Hebraique (any movement)
  • J. C. Bach Concerto (any movement)

Cello Repertoire:

  • Shostakovich Sonata (any movement)
  • Brahms E Minor Sonata (any movement)
  • Saint-Saens Concerto No. 1 (any movement)
  • Lalo Concerto (any movement)

Please submit video recordings featuring two solo works of contrasting style. There is no required repertoire, but the audition should demonstrate the applicant's overall ability. Piano accompaniment is optional. Ideas for suitable repertoire include:

  • "La Gimblette," "Pieces d'Automne," "Epices" by Bernard Andres
  • "Petite Suite" by Grandjany
  • "Pieces d'Automne" by Renie
  • Harp Olympics Book 4
  • "Little Fountain" by Pratt

Please submit video recordings featuring two solo works of contrasting style. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants but the audition should demonstrate the applicant's overall ability.

Please submit video recordings featuring two works from the classical, art song, or folk song vocal repertoire. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants; however, the audition recording should demonstrate both technical and lyrical singing. Live accompaniment is preferred, but not required. If you are using a recorded accompaniment, please adjust volume so that your performance is clearly discernible.

Contemporary Music Programs

Instrumental Program Requirement

Please submit one to three video recordings of work that best represents you as an artist at this time. If you are performing in an ensemble, please make sure you are clearly highlighted.

Vocal Program Requirement

Please submit video recordings of the following:

  • One chorus of a ballad
  • Any melody sung a cappella in time, given just a starting pitch
  • Optional: A jazz melody and improvised solo, with accompaniment (live or recorded)

Students in this program will work from chord charts. If you have no prior knowledge of reading music or charts, we still welcome you to apply. However, it's highly encouraged that you familiarize yourself with what chord charts are prior to camp.

Please submit one to three video recordings of work that best represents you as an artist at this time. You may play or sing along to a track, but be sure that the volume of your instrument is louder than the track. If you are performing in an ensemble, please make sure you are clearly highlighted.

Please submit both a video recording of a self-accompanied, personal performance of an original composition as well as a PDF file of the written lyrics.

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