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Audition Repertoire Requirements

Auditionees may be asked to sight-read; instrumentalists may be asked to demonstrate proficiency in both scales and arpeggios.

WOODWINDS
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon – At least two contrasting works from the standard repertoire, including movements of sonatas, concerti and other solo pieces.

BRASS
Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba – At least two contrasting works from the standard repertoire, including movements of sonatas, concerti and other solo pieces.

PERCUSSION
One selection from each of the following categories: (1) snare drum; (2) marimba, xylophone or vibraphone (demonstrating two and four-mallet technique); (3) timpani (demonstrating tuning ability); optional: drum set or multiple percussion.

PIANO
Three selections (all performed from memory) from each of the following categories: (1) a three-part invention or a prelude and fugue from the Well-Tempered Klavier by J.S. Bach; (2) a movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven; (3) a Romantic, Impressionist or Contemporary work of choice.

ORGAN
At least two selections: (1) prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach or a work by another Baroque composer; (2) a 19th- or 20th-century composition.

STRINGS
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass – At least two contrasting works from the following three choices: (1) a movement from a J.S. Bach solo sonata or partita, or other Baroque work; (2) a movement from a 19th- or 20th-century sonata or concerto; (3) a work of the student’s choice.

HARP
At least two contrasting works from the standard repertoire.

VOICE
Three contrasting selections (all performed from memory) from each of the following categories: (1) an art song or aria in Italian; (2) an art song in French or German; (3) a classical or musical theatre selection.

Note: All voice students are required to audition with the professional accompanist that DePauw provides (there is no charge to the auditioning student): no exceptions will be made to this policy. Vocalists will have a short rehearsal with the accompanist immediately prior to the audition. Scores do not need to be provided in advance, but do need to be provided at the rehearsal.