Auditions

Be a performer at Reinhardt University School of Performing Arts

School of Performing Arts

Reinhardt’s School of Performing Arts fosters interaction between artist/scholar-instructors and students. The School of Performing Arts is honored to offer instruction and performance opportunities in all major performance areas. Reinhardt has one of the largest private performing arts programs in the state

Audition Dates 2021

February 6, 2021

February 20, 2021

March 20, 2021

April 10, 2021

Plan to Audition

An audition is required to be admitted as a music or theatre major or minor, to be considered for a scholarship, or to participate in a performance ensemble as a non-performing arts major. All prospective music majors take a placement test in music theory and are assigned to an appropriate piano course. Performing arts enrollment is limited, so early application is strongly suggested.

Audition dates are subject to change. Verify dates on the School of Performing Arts website: Reinhardt.edu/SOPA

** All auditions will be scheduled Zoom calls on the audition date.

** Academic and SOPA Scholarships are available.

All auditioning students are expected to perform at least two solo works and demonstrate their skills in sight-reading or sight-singing. Auditionees will also interview with faculty members in their respective areas. 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.

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The following guidelines are offered for each performance area:

Flute

Applicants in flute should prepare 2 contrasting works or movements from the standard solo rep2 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
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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.

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For more information, contact the School of Performing Arts:
770-720-9172
SOPA@Reinhardt.edu
Reinhardt.edu/sopaapplication

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