Auditions - Music Majors and Minors
Auditions are required for all applicants planning to major or minor in music.
Following the audition, students will receive written notification of acceptance.
Upon acceptance, the student should contact the Department of Music office as soon as possible to arrange for course advising. Call 256-824-6436 or email email@example.com.
If a student is not accepted, the student should consider pursuing another major, but is welcome to audition for ensembles and may enroll in 100-level studio instruction. Please note that 100-level studio instruction does not count toward music major degree requirements. In order to graduate with a degree in music, the student must complete a minimum of six semesters of 200-level and 400-level studio instruction.
Students are allowed to audition a second time if they are not accepted on the first audition.
The Department of Music holds scholarship auditions each winter for the following school year. These scholarship auditions also serve as admission auditions, and students are encouraged to attend these if possible. Priority auditions for students entering in Fall, 2014, will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and Saturday, February 8, 2014. To reserve an audition time, fill out the online form below.
Below are recommendations on audition materials:
|Vocalists should prepare two pieces in contrasting styles selected from standard classical vocal repertoire. A foreign language piece is preferred, but not required. Singers must have an accompanist (contact the Music Department if you need help arranging for an accompanist).||Instrumentalists should prepare two pieces (or etudes) in contrasting styles. One of these may be from the All-State Band or Orchestra audition list.Instrumentalists should also be prepared to play all major scales, the A melodic minor scale, and the C harmonic minor scale. An accompanist is welcome, but not required.||Music Majors:
Two pieces in contrasting styles, performed by memory from standard classical repertoire for solo piano (Ex. Bach “Prelude and Fugue” from The Well-Tempered Clavier, or a single movement of a Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven Piano Sonata)
Music Minors :
Two pieces in contrasting styles, performed by memory from the standard intermediate classical repertoire for solo piano (Ex. Bach “Two-Part Invention”; Clementi-“Sonatinas”, Chopin “Mazurka”)
For further information about the audition process, please contact the UAH Department of Music at 256-824-6436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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