Audition Requirements

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Music Majors:

Voice:

Classical: Perform two art/folk songs in contrasting styles, in different languages (if possible).

Musical theatre: Perform two contrasting musical theatre songs (pop or jazz also accepted).

Brass and Woodwinds:

Please prepare two contrasting solo works or etudes demonstrating your lyrical and technical styles. Be prepared to play a two-octave chromatic scale, and several major scales.

Percussion:

Please prepare a solo work or etude on mallets, snare, and timpani.

Keyboard:

For performance majors, prepare two pieces, classical in nature, from different musical eras. For minors, prepare two contrasting pieces.

Music Minors:

Voice:

Please prepare one solo piece, classical or broadway/pop.

Brass and Woodwinds:

Please prepare one solo work or etude demonstrating your lyrical and technical style. Be prepared to play a one-octave chromatic scale, and several major scales.

Percussion:

Please prepare a solo work or etude on one of the following: mallets, snare, or timpani.

Keyboard:

Please prepare two contrasting pieces.

For Academic Ensemble Participation

Please contact the appropriate conductor:

Concert Choir or Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Dr. John McDonald (jtmcdonald@mckendree.edu)

Concert Band or Jazz Ensemble - Dr. Jennifer Moder (jamoder@mckendree.edu)

 

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