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Auditions for the Reinhardt University School of Performing Arts

Audition Dates for 2016-17 Entrance: 

January 23, 2016
February 27, 2016
[March 12, 2016: voice/theatre only]
March 19, 2016
April 23, 2016

To schedule your audition, please contact Anna Ragan at 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 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:

Instrumental: Brass or Woodwind Audition Requirements

Performance - Two selections of medium difficulty.
Choose from:

  • 1. Solo selections published by Rubank from "Concert and Contest" or any piece from GMEA Solo Festival list (suggested level 4 or higher). All-State 11-12 grade etudes are also acceptable.
  • 2. Movements of sonatas, concertos, or solo pieces by classical composers (such as Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi, Rossini, or Telemann, etc)

Instrumental: Percussion Audition Requirements

Performance -

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)

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

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:

  • 1. One prelude and fugue from "Eight Little Preludes and Fugues" by J. S. Bach.
  • 2. A hymn similar in difficulty to "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Faith of Our Fathers," or "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee."

Piano Audition Requirements

Performance - Two compositions (one by memory) from standard repertoire which represent contrasting styles and periods.

Choose from:

  • 1. A selection by J. S. Bach from his two- or three-part inventions, Well-Tempered Clavier, Suites, Partitas, etc.
  • 2. A movement of a sonata or sonatina by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven.
  • 3. A work from 19th Century repertoire by composers such as Chopin, Schumann, or Mendelssohn.
  • 4. A selection by a 20th Century composer such as Shostakovich, Kabalevsky, Bartok, Barber, etc.

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)- preferably one in a foreign language.
Choose from:

  • 17th-21st Century art songs and/or arias from standard secular or sacred repertoire in English, Italian, French, German,or Spanish. 

Music Theatre Audition Requirements

  • One music theatre full song and 16 bars from a contrasting piece.
  • Two 1-minute contrasting monologues (ex: 1 comic/1 dramatic or 1 contemporary/one classical).

 Theatre Audition Requirements

  • 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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