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GUITAR

Audition Requirements

Audition using the following material. If you cannot attend the live auditions, upload a recording to YouTube and include it in your application in SOMIS.

Classical/Contemporary Guitar repertoire

  1. A movement from one of the lute suites by J. S. Bach.
  2. One of the Preludes by Villa-Lobos.
  3. A movement or entire piece (five minutes maximum) from the Segovia repertoire: Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Moreno-Torroba, Ponce, Tansman, Turina, etc.

Jazz Studies Guitar Repertoire

  1. For students interested in Jazz Studies be prepared to:
  • Play the melody, “comp” the chords, and improvise a solo over the chord changes of two jazz standards, one swing and the other a bossa nova.
    • These tunes should be performed with an accompaniment backing track, such as a Jamey Abersold or a track from iReal Pro app.
  • Play major and jazz scales with different modes (two octaves).
  • Sight-reading (for live auditions only).
  • Demonstrate standard jazz chord voicings.
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Undergraduate Admissions

May 28, 2022 02:21 AM
Prospective Students must apply to both BYU and the School of Music
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