Audition requirements


Our friendly faculty are excited to meet you and we will guide you through the audition process.  We understand that many musicians will be nervous so our goal is to support you and help you during this audition process so that you can give your best performance.  We look forward to hearing your music and wish you our best!


   

Wind and Brass Instrumentalists should bring one prepared piece to play and should be prepared to play several scales (some of their choice and some of our choice).  Resumes highlighting musical experiences and performances are encouraged and will strengthen your position to receive a scholarship.  A photo is also recommended. If you have any recordings of your playing you are also encouraged to provide us with a copy.  NOTE: Recordings will not be returned so please do not bring originals.

  Strings will need to play two contrasting solos or a solo and an etude. Sight reading is a possibility, but no scales. Resumes highlighting musical experiences and performances are encouraged and will strengthen your position to receive a scholarship.  A photo is also recommended. If you have any recordings of your playing you are also encouraged to provide us with a copy.  NOTE: Recordings will not be returned so please do not bring originals.
     
Percussionists should have at least one prepared solo on their instrument of choice.  Although not required, all students are encouraged to prepare at least a portion of a snare etude or solo and, if possible, play some scales on the vibes. We may have you sight read if needed. Resumes highlighting musical experiences and performances are encouraged and will strengthen your position to receive a scholarship.  A photo is also recommended. If you have any recordings of your playing you are also encouraged to provide us with a copy.  NOTE: Recordings will not be returned so please do not bring originals.   Vocal auditions will be 5-7 minutes in length. Students should prepare two contrasting pieces: one should be an art song or operatic aria, preferably in a foreign language; the other may be lighter, including Broadway or pop . Students may bring their own accompanist, use a tape or CD, or if necessary, and accompanist will be provided. There is no sight singing required. A resume highlighting musical experiences and performances, along with a current photo are encouraged and will strengthen your position to receive a scholarship. In addition to the resume, students may also submit recordings, but please note that none of these items will be returned, so please do not submit any original copies or irreplaceable materials.
     
Piano auditions will be approximately 15 minutes in length. Students should prepare two pieces in contrasting styles from the following periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary. All pieces have to be performed from memory. Scales and sight-reading will be tested. Resumes highlighting musical experiences and performances are encouraged and will strengthen your application. A photo is also recommended. Scholarships are awarded mainly to piano majors.  

Piano and Vocal If a student wants to audition for both voice and piano, then they will be scheduled for a ten minutes slot. Resumes highlighting musical experiences and performances are encouraged and will strengthen your position to receive a scholarship.




   

Scholarship On-line Sign Up Form

Scholarship Auditions will be held:

February 20 - 21 and February 27 - 28, 2015


Please fill out this information and we will contact you immediately to confirm the exact day and time we have scheduled you for an audition.  Thank you for your interest in Snow College and we know you will have a wonderful experience auditioning for our faculty.

Please provide the following contact information:

First Name
Last Name
Middle Initial
Title
Organization
Street Address
Address (cont.)
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal Code
Country
Cell Phone
Home Phone
E-mail


What day would you like to audition?
, February 20th
February 21st
, February 27th
, February 28th

Around what time(s) are you available to audition?
Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


What instrument would you like to audition on (Voice, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone) etc. If more than one please list your primary instrument.



 
Contact Information
Office: Horne School of Music
Office Hours: M-F 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (435) 283-7472
Email: sherry.nielson@snow.edu