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Auditions for the Reinhardt University School of Performing Arts

 

Audition Dates for 2018-19 Entrance: 
November 18, 2017
January 20, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 17, 2018
April 21, 2018 (auditions start at 10 a.m.)

Some of these dates coincide with Reinhardt University Admissions dates.
As such, please let Mrs. Boyle know if you will be attending one of those events so that your audition can be scheduled accordingly. 

Those who audition will be notified within 2-weeks as to admittance to the School of Performing Arts. 
In the case of the last audition of the year, notification will be sent before May 1st. 

For more audition details, please contact Allison Boyle (AAB@reinhardt.edu or 770-720-9172) with your name, intended major, and instrument. Thank you.

All incoming music or theatre students are asked to audition for the School of Performing Arts and for consideration for a performing arts scholarship. If you wish to be a part of one or more of Reinhardt's ensembles as a non-major participant, an audition may be required.

Although the incoming audition for music majors varies per major instrument, all auditioning students are expected to perform at least two solo selections, sight reading. The student will also participate in a personal interview. All instrumentalists are expected to play two-octave major scales and arpeggios unless indicated otherwise below. An accompanist will be available for solo instrumental selections, upon request.

The following guidelines are offered for each performance area:

Reinhardt Instrumental Program – Audition Requirements – Update 10.15.2017

Flute

Applicants in flute should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for flute (i.e. Sonatas for Flute, by JS Bach,GF Handel, Telemann, Blavet and Flute Music by French Composers of your choice or 2 contrasting etudes from Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1 or Book 2  (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude).  12 Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Oboe

Applicants in oboe should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for oboe (i.e. Sonata in A minor by Teleman and Sonate by Hindemith) or 2 contrasting etudes from 48 Studies for Oboe by Ferling or the Barret Oboe Method (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude).  Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

 Bassoon

Applicants in bassoon should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements (one slow/lyrical and one fast) from the standard solo repertoire for bassoon or cello (e.g., Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191; Telemann Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1; or other standard works of the candidate's choosing). Accompaniment is not required. Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Clarinet

Applicants in clarinet should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for clarinet (ie. Concertino by C.M. Weber and Clarinet Concerto by W. A. Mozart) or 2 contrasting etudes from 32 Etudes by C. Rose (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude). 12 Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Saxophone

Applicants in saxophone should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for saxophone (i.e. “Sonata No. 3” by Handel/Rachel and “Chanson et Passepied” by Jeanine Rueff) or 2 contrasting etudes from “48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone” by W. Ferling (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude). 12 Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

 Trumpet

Applicants in Trumpet should prepare 12 Major scales from memory, 2 contrasting etudes from standard repertoire (Cichowicz, Arban, Wurm, etc.) and a solo of the candidates choice. Sight reading is required.

Horn 

Applicants in Horn should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for Horn (i.e. a movement from Concerto No. 1-4 by W. A. Mozart and Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss) OR 2 contrasting etudes from 60 Studies for Low Horn by G. Kopprasch (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude).  12 Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Trombone

Applicants in Tenor Trombone should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for trombone (i.e. Morceau Symphonique/Guilmant and Concertino/David) or 2 contrasting etudes from two different etude books (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude). Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Applicants in Bass Trombone should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo repertoire for bass trombone or tuba (i.e. Saraband/Bach Suite for Cello No. 5 and Sonata/Galliard) or 2 contrasting etudes from two different etude books (ie. one lyrical and one technical etude).   Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Euph / Tuba

Applicants in Tuba and/or Euphonium should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard tuba/euphonium solo repertoire OR 2 contrasting etudes (i.e. complete etudes from the Bordogni, Voxman, or Tyrell books). The panel will need to hear demonstrations of both your lyrical and your technical musicianship. Applicants may mix 1 etude with 1 technical solo, or vice versa. Specific questions should be directed to Dr. Dickinson. Major scales from memory and sight reading are also required.

Percussion

Applicants should demonstrate proficiency on snare drum, timpani, and a mallet instrument (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone). Drum set is optional. Potential repertoire could include selections from the following:
Snare drum- One solo or etude from Cirone, Peters, Delecluse, Goldenberg, Albright or equivalent 
Timpani- A short solo or 3 or 4-drum etude by Hochrainer, Firth, Peters, Goodman, Delecluse or equivalent.
Mallets- A two mallet etude by Goldenberg, xylophone rag by GH Green, or transcription of a cello suite or violin sonata by JS Bach
AND
One 4-mallet movement or solo/etude from Stout, Abe, Bach, Sammut, Zivkovic, Rosauro or equivalent
Drumset (optional)- Demonstrate basic skills with an emphasis on timing and feel. Perform jazz, rock, and Latin styles unaccompanied or with a track from Groove Essentials, Essential Styles, or similar.

Instrumental: String Audition Requirements

Violinists, violists, and cellists are asked to play 2 three-octave scales/arpeggios of the student's choice.
Bassists are asked to play 3 two-octave scales/arpeggios of the student's choice.
All students should play two works in contrasting styles.

Organ Audition Requirements 

Two compositions (one by memory) from standard repertoire which represent contrasting styles and periods. Note: A student who has no previous organ study may substitute a piano audition. Organists should choose from the following:


Piano Audition Requirements
Two compositions (one by memory) from standard repertoire which represent contrasting styles and periods. Choose from:

Voice Audition Requirements

Please note: A pianist will be provided for auditions. CD accompaniments are not permitted. Please provide sheet music.
Two contrasting selections (memorized), one selection preferably in a foreign language.
Choose from:

Music Theatre Audition Requirements

 
Theatre Audition Requirements

Admission to the School of Performing Arts requires applications to both Reinhardt University and the School of Performing Arts. You can apply and schedule an audition for the School of Performing Arts by completing the Application for Performing Arts Study PDF | Online Application.

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