Center for Performing Arts

Academics

Audition Information and Contacts

All School of Music students must declare a primary/major instrument of study. For those students who have not yet completed a live audition for placement into your private lessons, you will need to submit a video audition.

Submit Video Audition Form

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Terri Randolph.


In-Person Audition Dates

Auditions dates for the Center for Music and the Performing Arts are scheduled in conjunction with the College For A Weekend dates. Fall CFAW is open to only high school juniors, seniors and transfer students between the ages of 15-24.

Audition dates for the 2013-2014 academic year:

  • September 26 - 29, 2013
  • November 7-10, 2013
  • February 20 - 23, 2014
  • April 10 -13, 2014

Basic Schedule for Auditions:

  1. CADENCE event on the Saturdays of CFAW.
  2. To schedule an audition time, please contact the appropriate individual below.

Instrumental - Instrumentalists interested in scheduling an audition should contact the area coordinator, Dr. Sean Beavers, to schedule an audition time.  General guidelines for the audition are provided below.

  1. Woodwind, Brass, String, or Guitar: Two contrasting repertoire selections chosen by the student, major scales chosen by faculty up to five sharps or five flats and sight-reading chosen by faculty. ? 
  2. Percussion: Two contrasting repertoire selections chosen by the student on snare, marimba and/or timpani; plus snare drum rudiments and major scales on marimba (chosen by faculty).  Sight-reading on any of the instruments may also be requested.

Vocal- Vocalists interested in scheduling an audition should contact the area coordinator, Dr. Mark Greenawalt to arrange an audition time.  General guidelines for the audition are provided below.

  • Students auditioning for Vocal Scholarship should be prepared to sing three songs: one Italian art song or aria, one English art song and one French or German art song.
  • Students auditioning only for acceptance into the Music program as a music major or minor should be prepared to sing one classical art song in English or a foreign language.
  • For on-campus auditions, an accompanist is provided.

Keyboard- Pianists interested in scheduling an audition should contact the area coordinator, Dr. Paul Rumrill, to arrange an audition time. General guidelines for the audition are provided below.

Prepare three pieces in contrasting styles.?Examples:

  • Bach Inventions
  • Mozart Sonatas
  • Clementi Sonatinas
  • Schubert Works

Auditions for the Wind Ensemble for the 2014 Semester:

Auditions will be held during the April College for a Weekend (CFAW).  Please visit the Wind Ensemble page for more specific information about the audition process and how to sign up for a specific time slot.