Audition Requirements - Instrumental

There is an Application Process that must take place prior to auditioning. Please carefully follow all of the steps listed on the Application Process and Auditions Information page.

The requirements listed below are for undergraduate music education majors, music minors, and for those seeking a non-major music scholarship.

To audition as a performance major or as a graduate student, please contact the respective professor directly.

Brass and Woodwinds:

  • All major and minor scales (memorization encouraged, but not required)
  • Two etudes of contrasting style (i.e. lyrical and technical) TMEA All Region/State etudes can fulfill this requirement
  • Class I solo from the UIL Prescribed Music List (encouraged, but not required)
  • For specific inquiries regarding brass auditions, contact Dr. Brian Shook; woodwind auditions, Dr. Kim Ellis.

Piano:

  • Three prepared solos from contrasting historical periods (classical, romantic, impressionist, or modern)
  • Two major scales and two minor scales (hands together)
  • Be prepared to sight read a four-part chorale or other simple texture

Contact Dr. Jacob Clark for more information regarding piano auditions.

 

Students Interested in Jazz:

For those students wishing to be considered for additional scholarship support for participating in one of our jazz ensembles, we encourage you to include a jazz etude or other jazz related music as a part of your prepared presentation. This might include performing on a secondary instrument.