Auditions

Pre-Screening Audition Requirements

There are currently pre-screening audition requirements in the following undergraduate areas:

Bassoon Cello Clarinet Double Bass Drum Set
Euphonium Flute Guitar Horn Oboe
Organ Percussion Piano Saxophone Tuba
Trombone Trumpet Viola Violin Voice

Materials and Deadlines

All application materials and video recordings for both the School of Music and Ithaca College must be submitted by the following dates:

  • November 1 for applicants who would like to audition in December (including Early Decision applicants)
  • December 1 for all other applicants

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Submission

All pre-screening materials must be submitted through the online Audition Form by December 1.

Pre-Screening Audition Requirements

Instrument Degree Program Pre-Screening Requirements

Bassoon

B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Cello B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Clarinet B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Composition M.M. in Composition
  1. Three (3) scores of original works (with sound files, if possible)
Conducting M.M. in Conducting
  1. 15-20 minute video recording of their conducting (rehearsal/performance),
    with the camera facing the applicant.
Double Bass B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Euphonium B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Flute B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Guitar B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Horn B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Oboe B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Organ B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.  

Percussion

B.M. in Sound Recording Technology

(B.M. Sound Recording Technology applicants may audition as traditional percussionists (using the requirements to the right) or on drum set only (please see requirements below).

  1. One two-mallet or four-mallet marimba solo
  2. One timpani solo
  3. One rudimental or orchestral snare drum solo
  4. Optional: demonstration of drum set styles
Percussion (Drum set) B.M. in Sound Recording Technology

1. Demonstration of drum set styles:

  1. Swing with sticks
  2. Swing with brushes
  3. Bossa Nova and one other latin style
  4. Two different rock styles
  5. Two different funk styes

2. Reading

Please read the drum set lead sheet below:

Drum set lead sheet

Piano B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
Saxophone B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Tuba B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Trombone B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Trumpet B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Viola B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Violin B.M. in Sound Recording Technology
  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles.
  2. Three scales and arpeggios of your choosing.
Voice All undergraduate degrees and minors
  1. One English art song
  2. One foreign language song (no arias composed after 1750 will be accepted)

 

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