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

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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.