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MAP Audition Requirements

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Audition requirements are subject to change at any time. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information before preparing for your audition.

Audition Guidelines

  • The difficulty of an applicant’s solo repertoire should match that of the sample repertoire listed below. If no sample repertoire is listed, the applicant should prepare a piece which demonstrates his/her technical and artistic abilities on the instrument.
  • Applicants may be asked to sight-read and/or demonstrate their ability to match pitch and rhythm.
  • Applicants are not permitted to use an accompanist for their audition.
  • All applicants are encouraged, but not required, to perform their audition from memory.

Requirements by Instrument

 

Violin

  1. Major and minor scales (3 octaves).
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes at or above the level of Suzuki Book 3. (Sample Repertoire: Handel Bourée; movements from Seitz, Vivaldi, or Bach concerto.)

Viola

  1. Major and minor scales (3 octaves).
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes at or above the level of Suzuki Book 3. (Sample Repertoire: J.S. Bach Prelude in G Major (from Cello Suite No. 1); R. Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves; Vivaldi Concerto in D Minor, movements 1 or 3; Telemann Concerto in G Major.)

Cello

  1. Major and minor scales up to three sharps and three flats (2 octaves), played with slurred and separate bowings.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes at or above the level of Suzuki Book 3. (Sample Repertoire: Breval Sonata in C Major.)

Double Bass

  1. Scales: G, F, D, C major (1 octave).
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes at or above the level of Suzuki Book 2. (Sample Repertoire: J.S. Bach March in G; Long, Long Ago with variation by T.H. Bayly.)

Flute

  1. Major and minor scales up to four sharps and four flats (2 octaves), in various articulations.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. (Sample Repertoire: Telemann Sonata in F Major (one fast movement and one slow movement); Handel Sonata in F Major (one fast movement and one slow movement); Fauré Fantasie; Berbiguier Etude.)

Clarinet

  1. Major and minor scales and arpeggios through four sharps and four flats.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. (Sample Repertoire: Guilhaud First Concertino; Mozart Waltz Fantasy; selection from Rose 32 Etudes for Clarinet; selection from Rubank Method for Clarinet.)

Oboe

  1. Two major and two minor scales.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes.

Bassoon

  1. Two major and two minor scales.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes.

Saxophone

  1. Two major and two minor scales.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. At least one selection must be classical.

Trumpet

  1. Scales and arpeggios up to five sharps and five flats, played with varying articulations.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. (Sample Repertoire: Arban’s syncopation studies.)

Trombone

  1. Major scales up to four sharps and four flats (2 octaves).
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. (Sample Repertoire: Bordogni/Rochut Vocalises; Kopprasch Studies; Vandercook Turquoise; Korsakov Concerto (first movement).)

French Horn

  1. Two major and two minor scales.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes.

Tuba

  1. Two major and two minor scales.
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes.

Percussion

  1. Scales: C, G, F, D, B flat major (2 octaves on marimba or xylophone).
  2. One solo on snare drum. (Sample Repertoire: Roll etude from Goldenberg Modern School for Snare Drum.)
  3. One solo on a mallet instrument. (Sample Repertoire: Piece from G. Whaley Elementary Method for Mallets; Bourée (Bach) or Sonatina (Clementi).)

Guitar

  1. Two major and two minor scales (2 octaves)
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. (Sample Repertoire: Sor studies (Segovia Edition): Estudios nos. 3-7.)

Piano

  1. Two major and two minor scales (2 octaves)
  2. Two contrasting solos or etudes. (Sample Repertoire: One movement of a sonatina by Clementi or Kulauh; a Bach two-part invention; Chopin Preludes Nos. 4, 6, 7, or 20.)