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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 is also 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 take a theory placement exam and 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 selections, upon request. The following guidelines are offered for each performance area:
Performance - Two selections of medium difficulty.
2. Movements of sonatas, concertos, or solo pieces by classical composers (such as Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi, Rossini, or Telemann, etc)
TIMPANI: One movement from "Sonata for Timpani" by John Beck. OR One etude from "Fundamental Method for Timpani" by Mitchell Peters. Tuning fourths and fifths.
SNARE DRUM: One etude from "Portraits in Rhythm" by Anthony Cirone OR One etude from "Intermediate Snare Drum Studies" by Mitchell Peters.
MARIMBA/XYLOPHONE: Choose 1 or 2 of these pieces:
Any xylophone rag by George Hamilton Greene (2 mallets)
"Sonata for Xylophone" by Thomas Pitfield (2 mallets)
"Yellow After the Rain" by Mitchell Peters, or "Rain Dance" by Alice Gomez (4 mallets)
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.
Performance - 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:
2. A hymn similar in difficulty to "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Faith of Our Fathers," or "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee."
Performance - Two compositions (one by memory) from standard repertoire which represent contrasting styles and periods.
Please note: A pianist will be provided for auditions. CD accompaniments are not permitted. Please provide sheet music.
Two contrasting selections (memorized)- preferably one in a foreign language.
Provide an 8X10 headshot. Two contrasting 2 minute monologues (one dramatic and one comic)
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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