Violin and Viola
- One major scale, three octaves, and one melodic minor scale, two octaves
- One etude such as Wohlfahrt, Dont, Mazas or Kreutzer
- Two contrasting works or movements of student’s choice
Cello & Bass
- One major and one minor scale, two or three octaves
- One etude such as: Schroeder, Lee, Dotzauer, Popper or Duport
- Two contrasting works or movements (preferably a slow and a fast one) of
- Major and minor scales, two octaves, with im, am
- One piece from the following list:
- Leo Brouwer: an Etude from Easy Etudes Nos.1-10
- J.S. Bach: Prelude in D minor, BWV 999
- Luis Milan: Pavana I
- F. Poulenc: Sarabande
- One etude such as Sor Studies or Carcassi Studies, Op. 60
- One etude performed from memory
Woodwind & Brass
- Major scales and a chromatic scale, two octaves
- One All-State required etude or etude of comparable difficulty
- One solo of regional solo festival level
- Sight reading
- Demonstrate abilities in three or more of the following areas:
- Snare Drum: rudimental and/or concert style solo
- Keyboard (xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, or bells): major scales, two octaves;
two solos or etudes such as an All-State audition piece
- Timpani: two solos or etudes; tune intervals
- Multiple Percussion: one solo
- Drum Set: play time and solos in jazz, Latin and/or rock styles
- Two memorized songs chosen from the traditional art song repertoire, folk song arrangements, and sacred songs in English
- A song in a foreign language is strongly suggested
- Three contrasting pieces of classical piano literature comparable to that suggested below; C,G,D,A,E, and F major and minor scales – 2 octaves minimum
- BA in Mus. Ed. Candidates
- Chopin Preludes or Mazurkas
- Scarlatti Sonatas; Clementi
- Kuhlau or Kabalevsky Sonatinas
- Debussy Children’s Corner.
- One piece minimum must be memorized
- BFA Candidates:
- Chopin Nocturnes Waltzes
- Movement of a classical Sonata,
- Debussy Preludes
- Two pieces minimum must be memorized.
- One piece by J.S. Bach or his contemporaries
- A slow movement from one of the Mendelssohn Sonatas, op. 65
- A contrasting piece with an active pedal part
Jazz (non-rhythm section)
- Major scales, two octaves.
- One blues in a key selected by student. Perform both melody and improvisation. May use play-along recording. Suggested blues include C Jam Blues, Straight No Chaser, Now’s the Time, Sonnymoon for Two, Billie’s Bounce, etc.
- One jazz standard. Perform both melody and improvisation. May use play-along recording. Suggested standards include Take the A Train, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, Oleo, All The Things You Are, Body and Soul, Summertime, Stella By Starlight, etc.
- One jazz solo transcription (written out solo performed by a reknowned jazz musician).
- Solo may be transcribed by student or purchased. Student should consider the style and inflection that is demonstrated by the solo artist.
Jazz (Piano, Bass, and Guitar)
- Same as above but comp (play harmonies for piano & guitar or walk a bass line)
for one chorus after playing the melody and before soloing.
- Demonstrated the following styles: Swing, shuffle, bossa nova, samba, afro-
cuban, jazz waltz and ballad with brushes.
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