Auditions

Requirements per Instrument

Saxophone (Classical and Jazz)Saxophone (Classical and Jazz)

Undergraduate Audition Requirements:

  1. At least two movements of a multi-movement work from the standard saxophone literature
  2. One shorter work in contrasting style (e.g., a movement from a larger piece, an étude, or a shorter piece)
  3. All major scales
  4. Sight-reading

 

Undergraduate Audition Requirements:

  • Jazz Studies (B.M.) -- All students must complete both a jazz and classical audition.

Classical Audition

  1. Two selections in contrasting style (separate pieces, movements from a single piece, or études)
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

Jazz Audition

  1. Be prepared to perform a blues selection, jazz standard, and ballad. Please choose selections from the provided list (below). For each selection, perform the head, solo once over the form, return to the head, and end accordingly. Instrumental jazz studies applicants must also sing the melody of one of their prepared pieces.
    Audition Information for Jazz Studies Majors
  2. Sight-reading

 

Graduate Audition Requirements:

  • Performance (M.M.)

    Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program.

Prepare the following for a 20-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.
  4. Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.

 

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.

 


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