- Three chromatically adjacent two-octave major scales
- Three octave chromatic scale on C or C#
- Standard solo that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability
Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
- Scales as indicated by all-state requirements
- Sandard solo that demonstrates lyrical and technical ability; sight-reading
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
- Three chromatically adjacent major scales
- Cromatic scales reflective of the performer's ability level
- Two solo movements or études of moderate difficulty and contrasting styles
- All major scales (two octaves)
- Concert Snare Drum: Études by Cirone, Delecluse, Peters, Whaley, etc.
- Timpani: Etude or Solo by Carter, Firth, Goodman, Lepak, Whaley, etc.
- Mallets: Four-Mallet Solo by Abe, Bach, Burritt, Smadbeck, Stout, etc. (Two-Mallet Études or Solos are acceptable, but Four-Mallet works are encouraged)
- Drum set: Optional; demonstrate various styles (Swing, Latin, Funk, etc.)
- Rudimental Snare Drum: Optional; solos by Markovich, Pratt, Wilcoxen, etc.
All applicants are encouraged to perform in all, listed major areas (Concert Snare Drum, Timpani, Mallets); drum set is optional, and you may also exhibit proficiency in rudimental snare drumming. The provided repertoire is only a suggestion. Please contact Dr. T. Adam Blackstock if you have any questions concerning appropriate alternatives.
- One memorized composition from any genre (art song, musical theatre, opera, oratorio, jazz, hymn, or folk song preferred)
Students will be vocalized by a vocal faculty and will be asked to sight-read a simple melody. Students should provide accompaniment music or may sing a cappella.
- All major and minor (harmonic) scales in two octaves, including arpeggios and cadences, (quarter note = 60)
- Two memorized pieces from contrasting periods that feature contrasting styles, tempi, etc. (please provide score for the adjudicator;)
- Perform one or two pieces of your choice demonstrating your technical abilities and musicality
- Guitar faculty may ask for the student to demonstrate knowledge of scales, chords, improvisational skills, and sight-reading