Audition Requirements

Bachelors of Arts: Education Track (MAT)

  • 2 contrasting etudes or solos. All State etudes are acceptable, but not preferable.
  • All 12 major scales. As many 2 octaves as possible
  • 2 Octave or more chromatic scale
  • Sight reading


Bachelors of Arts: Jazz Track

  • 1 classical etude or solo. All State etudes are acceptable, but not preferable.
  • All 12 major scales. As many 2 octaves as possible
  • 2 Octave or more chromatic scale
  • Jazz sight reading
  • 1 Bb blues with Aebersold track. Play the melody and improvise.

Bachelors of Arts: General

  • 1 etude or solo. All State etudes are acceptable, but not preferable.
  • All 12 major scales. As many 2 octaves as possible
  • Sight reading


Bachelors of Music in Classical Performance (2 lessons/wk degree):

  • 1 etude or solo. All State etudes are acceptable, but not preferable.
  • 1 Concerto or Sonata movement
  • 2 contrasting orchestral excerpts
  • All 12 major scales. As many 2 octaves as possible
  • 6 natural minor scales
  • 2 Octave or more chromatic scale
  • Sight reading


Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance (2 lessons/wk degree):

  • 1 classical etude or solo. All State etudes are acceptable, but not preferable.
  • All 12 major scales. As many 2 octaves as possible
  • 2 Octave or more chromatic scale
  • Jazz sight reading
  • 3 tunes of contrasting styles with Aebersold tracks (Blues, Medium/Uptempo Swing, Latin). Play the melody and improvise.


Masters of Music in Classical Performance:

  • 2 contrasting concertos or sonatas. Full pieces preferred, but single movements accepted
  • 5 Orchestral excerpts
  • Sight reading at written pitch for low brass. Transposed sight reading for high brass.


Masters of Music in Jazz Performance:

  • 1 classical etude or solo and 1 jazz solo transcription
  • All Major and Minor scales in all forms
  • 6 Pentatonic, diminished or augmented scales of students choice
  • 2.5 Octave or more chromatic scale
  • Jazz sight reading
  • 4 tunes of contrasting styles with Aebersold tracks (Blues, Medium/Uptempo Swing, Latin, Ballad). Play the melody and improvise