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Composition Auditions & Interviews

Undergraduate Composition Portfolio Requirements and Audition Dates

Portfolio Requirements

All composition applicants must upload up to seven scores of your musical compositions with recordings of each work. All musical styles are welcome, though the departmental curriculum is geared toward composing for classical instruments and ensembles.

All materials must be uploaded by December 1.

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Interview & Audition Requirements

After a preliminary review of electronic portfolios, a selected number of applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews and auditions. All invited applicants will be scheduled to perform an audition on their principal instrument or voice, and to complete a piano placement examination. The piano placement examination will include sight-reading, harmonization and transposition, scales and arpeggios, and chord progressions.

Though we strongly recommend coming to campus for an in-person interview, applicants living over 300 miles away are eligible to submit a recorded principal audition and to conduct their interview via Skype.

The interview component will focus on your portfolio materials. Please bring copies of your scores to help facilitate the conversation.


Principal Instruments

Select the principal instrument from the list below to view the applicable pre-screening and audition requirements:

Bassoon | Cello | Clarinet | Double Bass | Euphonium | French Horn

Harp | Oboe | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Saxophone | Trombone

Trumpet | Tuba | Viola | Violin | Voice


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General Undergraduate Audition & Interview Information

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