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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.

  1. Scales: Perform all major scales and the chromatic scale in the full range of the instrument in sixteenth notes at a tempo of ♩ = 96 m.m. or faster. Play them legato and with single-tongued staccato.
  2. Excerpts and/or solo, to display:
    1. Technical facility and rhythm: music containing a generous number of passages comprising the equivalent of at least four consecutive sixteenth notes at a tempo of ♩= 80 m.m. or faster.
    2. Expression and tone: slower music chosen to demonstrate ability to play legato and with mature musical feeling and intonation.
  3. If you have skills in jazz, be prepared to play the following:
      1. The head from a traditional Bebop tune, such as from the Charlie Parker Omnibook, or a comparable source.
    1. A lead chart from a big band swing tune.
    2. A solo demonstrating your improvisation skills.  Please provide a CD or ipod play-along.
  4. Sight-reading (for live auditions only).
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