Audition Requirements

Departmental Audition Requirements


DANCE      COMPOSITION        PERCUSSION       PIANO      VOICE


MUSIC EDUCATION      WINDS      CHORAL CONDUCTING


INSTRUMENTAL    l   DCPMA ASIAN MUSIC      STRINGS


DANCE

1. 2-3 years of serious ballet training from a recognized school
2. Girls must dance on pointe shoes (toe shoes)

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COMPOSITION

1. Two (2) original composition in written form
2. Sight-reading proficiency
3. Dictation

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PERCUSSION

1. Selection from RUBANK Elementary and Intermediate Methods or any other Methods
2. Fundamental strokes for drum
3. Sight-reading proficiency


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PIANO

1. Scales & Arpeggios, 4 Octaves (Major & Minor Keys);
2. One work by J.S. BACH chosen from the Two or Three Part Inventions, the 48 Prelude & Fugues, Toccatas, Partitas, or the English & French Suites;
3. A Virtuosic Etude chosen from Czerny, Op.299 (except Nos. 1-5), Chopin (except Op.10 #3, Op.10 #6, Op.25 #7), Liszt, Rachmaninoff (except Op.33 #7, Op.39 #2), Scriabin (except Op.2 #1), Prokofiev, or Debussy;
4. One fast movement of a 3-movement Classical Sonata by Haydn, Mozart (except K.545), Beethoven (except Op. 49, Nos. 1-2), or Schubert;
5. A work chosen freely by the applicant, preferably a work from the 19th or 20th Centuries;
6. A work will be given to the applicant during the audition for sight reading proficiency. Entire program should be played from memory.

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VOICE

1. One song from the Italian Anthology Bk I*
2. One Kundiman song (Abelardo, Santiago, Cuenco, San Pedro or F. de Leon)
3. Knowledge of sigh-treading
*memorized

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MUSIC EDUCATION

1. Sing a capella
2. Sing another song while accompanying oneself with any accompanying instrument (like guitar or piano)
3. Play an instrument 4. Essay (the topic will be given on the day itself 5. Interview

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WINDS

1. Selection from RUBANK Intermediate Methods or any other Methods
2. Two pieces: one fast, one slow
3. Scales
4. Sight-reading proficiency

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CHORAL CONDUCTING

1. Proof of previous choral experience or affiliation with choral groups (as conductor, member or accompanist)
2. Proficiency in Piano or Voice
3. Sight-reading proficiency

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INSTRUMENTAL

1. Proof of conducting ability (sample programs of concerts previously conducted or been a member of)
2. Proficiency in Instrument
3. Sight-reading proficiency

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DCPMA ASIAN MUSIC

1. Proficiency in Instrument or Voice

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STRINGS

I. Scales and Arpeggios
A. Bowed (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass)
     1. All major scales and arpeggios in three octaves
     2. All minor scales and arpeggios in three octaves
B. Guitar
     1. Major scales in two octaves (open position only): C, G, D, A, E
     2. Harmonic minor scales in two octaves (open position only): c, g, d, a, e

II. Sight-reading

III. Repertoire
A. Violin
One (1) movement (with cadenza) of a concerto by Bach, Haydn, or Mozart, and one (1) contrasting piece or etude by
 Kayser or Dotzauer

B. Viola
Two (2) contrasting movements of a standard concerto or sonata and an etude by Kayser or Dotzauer

C. Cello
Two (2) contrasting movements of a standard concerto or sonata and an etude by Kayser or Dotzauer

D. Double Bass
Two (2) contrasting pieces of applicant’s choice, and two (2) orchestral excerpts.

E. Guitar
Four (4) guitar studies (must be played by memory)
   1. Study no. 5 in B Minor by Fernando Sor from Twenty Studies for the Guitar (Andres Segovia edition)
   2. Study no. 5 in E Major by Mauro Giuliani from 24 Studies for the Guitar, Op. 100 (Joseph Zuth edition)
   3. Study no. 10 in D Major by Matteo Carcassi from 25 Melodic and Progressive Studies, Op. 60
   4. Study no. 9 in A Major by Matteo Carcassi from 25 Melodic and Progressive Studies, Op. 60