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Graduate Performance Audition Requirements

Bowed Strings

A. General: Acceptance into the Performance Major of the Master of Music Degree presupposes performing ability by the candidate at the 400-level of undergraduate study. (Information on performing levels for string instruments can be obtained by contacting individual string faculty members.) Auditions must be in person on the BSU Campus, though recorded auditions will be acceptable if traveling to Boise is impractical. Recorded auditions must be unedited.

B. At the Audition:

1. A 20-minute audition is required.

2. Three compositions of 400-level difficulty (senior performance major level) from 3 contrasting periods of music

3. Be prepared to perform each piece in its entirety. Memorization is highly recommended in all but sonatas w/piano works.

4. Entrance decisions will be based on quality of performance, keeping in mind considerations including appropriateness of style, technical accuracy, quality/level of music, etc.

                                                                                                                              Fill out the Online Application Form

Graduate String Quartet Scholarship Program 2016-2018


Wind, Brass and Percussion

A. General: Acceptance into the Performance Major of the Master of Music Degree presupposes performing ability by the candidate at the 400-level. Information on performing levels for wind and percussion instruments can be obtained by contacting the Department of Music. Auditions must be in person on the BSU Campus, though recorded auditions will be acceptable if traveling to Boise is impractical. Recorded auditions must be unedited.

B. At the Audition:

1. A 20-minute audition is required.

2. Bring three solo works of 400-level difficulty (senior performance major level) from three contrasting periods of music, as well as orchestral excerpts as requested by the studio teacher.

3. Be prepared to perform each work or movement in its entirety.

4. Entrance decisions will be based on quality of performance, keeping in mind considerations including appropriateness of style, technical accuracy, quality/level of music, etc.

                                                                                                                                         Fill out the Online Application Form


Piano

A. General: Acceptance into the Performance major of the Master of Music Degree presupposes performing ability by the candidate at the 400-level. Information on performing levels for piano or organ can be obtained by contacting the Music Department. Auditions must be in person on the BSU Campus. though recorded auditions will be acceptable if traveling to Boise is impractical. Auditioning by recording must be approved prior to the audition by the Keyboard Faculty. A recorded audition must be an unedited and original recording, and verification of performance by memory (if a piano audition) must be supplied with the recording.

B. At the Audition:

1. A 20-minute audition is required.

2. Three compositions of 400-level difficulty (senior performance major) from 3 contrasting periods of music, from memory

3. Be prepared to perform each piece in its entirety. Entrance decisions will be based on the quality of performance, keeping in mind considerations including appropriateness of style, technical accuracy, quality level of music, etc.

                                                                                                                                 Fill out the Online Application Form


Voice

The applicant must perform a vocal audition prior to being accepted into either program. The audition must run fifteen to twenty minutes in length and must include material chosen from the following categories:

1. An aria from the traditional major opera/oratorio repertoire: classic, romantic, or 20th century

2. A song or aria from the pre-classic period

3. A German Lied: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler, R. Strauss, etc.

4. A French melodie: Faure, Poulenc, Debussy, Berlioz, etc. and/or an art song in Spanish or some language other than English.

5. An art song in English in a 20th-century idiom: American, British, or Canadian

                                                                                                                                   Fill out the Online Application Form

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