Graduate Harp Audition Requirements

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Unless specified, prescreen requirements are the same as listed below. 

 

Applicants for the Master of Music

Live audition or a video recording uploaded to SlideRoom. The audition must contain 15-20 minutes of selections from the following:

  • Two solo works representing different historical periods and styles. Memorization is preferred but not required.
  • One movement from a concerto, including a cadenza (Handel, Mozart, Ravel, etc.) Memorization is preferred, but not required.
  • Two orchestra excerpts and two cadenzas from the lists below. Memorization is not required.
    • Choose two orchestra excerpts:
      • Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra, 4th movement, 119 to 127 and 345 to 356
      • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, 2nd movement, opening through 22 and 32 to 33
      • Strauss – Don Juan, E to six measures before G and 3 after M to N
      • Strauss – Salome “Dance of the Seven Veils,” six after P to seven before S
      • Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements, 2nd movement, two before 118 to 120 and 122 to one before 125
      • Verdi – La Forza del Destino, G to H and N to O
      • Wagner – Die Walküre, “Magic Fire Music,” Act III, scene 3 (all)
    • Choose two cadenzas:
      • Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, cadenza only
      • Ravel – Tzigane, 4 to two before 5
      • Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol, cadenza and from S through 14 after S
      • Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Waltz of the Flowers, opening arpeggios and cadenza
All applicants must provide a complete list of previously studied repertoire

 

All applicants will be judged on their individual style, musicianship, and technique. All schools of technique are welcome.

For questions or requests for substitutions, contact Dr. Sherman

Applicants to the Doctor of Musical Arts

Live audition or a video recording uploaded to SlideRoom. A 30 to 45-minute program representing three of the following periods:

  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • Contemporary
All applicants must provide a complete list of previously studied repertoire.

Applicants to the Artist Diploma

  • For students holding a Bachelors's degree in performance, the requirements are the same as the Master of Music.
  • For students holding a Master's degree in performance, the requirements are the same as the Doctor of Musical Arts.

All applicants must provide a complete list of previously studied repertoire.