Music Audition Repertoire

MUSIC MAJOR AUDITION REPERTOIRE

Voice

Any two of the following:
1. Early Italian aria (e.g., a selection from 24 or 26 or 30 Italian Songs and Arias)
2. Oratorio aria or operatic aria, any language
3. Composition from the OMEA High School Solo and Ensemble Contest List
4. A composition of your choice (recorded accompaniments not permitted)

Piano

Scales and arpeggios of their choice

Two contrasting solo selections such as compositions from the OMEA High School Contest List or other comparable list

Woodwinds

Major Scales demonstrating the student's range
A solo selection such as a composition from the OMEA High School Contest List or other comparable list
An etude demonstrating technical facility

Brass

Scales
Two contrasting solo selections such as compositions from the OMEA High School Contest List or other comparable list, or etudes.

Strings

Three octave Major Scales
A solo selection such as a composition from the OMEA High School Contest List or other comparable list
An etude demonstrating technical facility

Percussion

Snare drum: Rudiments and a solo piece
Any mallet instrument: Major scales and solo piece
Optional: pieces for drum set, timpani or other instruments

Organ

Hymn in four-part harmony
One of the Following:
1. German Chorale Prelude of the pre-Bach period
2. A work by J. S. Bach

Composition of your choice

MUSIC MINOR AUDITION REPERTOIRE AND PARTICIPANT REPERTOIRE

Instrumental (minor)

A solo selection of your choice, such as a piece from the OMEA Solo Contest list (do not use ensemble music)
Scales and Sight reading

Vocal (minor)

Two contrasting songs of your choice (do not use choral music)

Instrumental Music Participant audition repertoire

A solo selection of your choice, such as a piece from the OMEA Solo Contest list (do not use ensemble music)

Scales and sight reading

Vocal Music Participant audition repertoire and procedures

Dr. Blackley will lead you through simple warmup style vocalizations to determine the range and beauty of your voice and your ability to sing in tune.
Rhythmic and melodic echoes.

Melodic sight singing. You may use solfege, numbers or no system at all.

You may sing a prepared song or part thereof - a contest solo, show tune, folk song, etc. This item is not required, but you basically control this part of the audition! Dr. Blackley will play the piano accompaniment, if you wish.

A brief conversation about the choral programs and any questions the student may have

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