Perform two movements from
solos or etudes of contrasting styles and tempos of the
performers choice. The music should feature the strengths of the
player's technique, range, musical control, dynamic range, and
overall ability. The playing of various major scales and sight
reading is expected.
is not a requirement
for the audition.
Demonstrate piano proficiency
by performing some Two Part Inventions of Bach, or a sonata by
Mozart or Beethoven, or works of comparable difficulty.
On the Organ perform:
a) one Baroque composition (Bach),
b) one contrasting piece and a hymn of the student's choice
c) sight reading
is not a requirement for the audition.
Perform from memory two (2)
selections of standard piano literature representing two
different periods or styles: example - Baroque and Romantic;
Classical and Contemporary, etc.
Play all major scales 4
two songs, preferably from
memory (accompanist supplied if needed and requested). The first
song may be chosen freely by the student. The second should be an
aria appropriate for the applicant's voice from an oratorio or
opera, or any standard art song. The following list of vocal
anthologies contain music appropriate for the second type of
song; these anthologies are available at the Union University
Bookstore and many music stores.
Publishing Co., 26
Italian Songs and Arias, Medium High, Medium Low
Alfred Publishing Co., 28 Italian Songs and Arias,
Medium High, Medium Low
Schirmer, 24 Italian Songs
and Arias, Medium High, Medium Low
and Hawkes Publishers, Soprano
Songs, Mezzo-Soprano Songs, Contralto Songs, Tenor Songs,
Baritone Songs, Bass Songs.
Schirmer, compiled by Joan
The First Book of Soprano Solos or The Second Book
of Soprano Songs
The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos or The
Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos
The First Book of Tenor Solos or The Second Book of
The First Book of Baritone Solos or The Second Book of
The First Book of Bass Solos or The Second Book of Bass