Auditionees for the M.M. in Performance or the Professional Performance Certificate should prepare two contrasting movements of a standard concerto (Vanhal, Bottesini, Koussevitsky, etc.) or sonata (Misek, Sperger, Hindemith, Schubert, etc.), as well as the following orchestral excerpts:
- Beethoven, 5th Symphony, 3rd movement
- Beethoven, 9th Symphony, Recitative
- Verdi, Othello solo
- Prokofiev, solo from Lieutenant Kije
- Mozart, Symphony No. 40, 1st movement
A movement of a Bach unaccompanied suite may be substituted for one of the concerto/sonata movements.
To schedule an audition, please complete the online audition scheduling form. Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships should schedule auditions/interviews as early as possible.
Live auditions are preferred; however, international students and others who are unable to travel to campus may submit a recorded audition. Please send either a DVD to the address listed on the degree description or submit an electronic video link to Professor Nairn. Live auditions are preferred for applicants applying for teaching assistantships.