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Auditions

Scholarship Opportunities 

You DO NOT need to be a music major to receive a music scholarship!

Auditions are required for new students. 

The John M. Long School of Music awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to qualified students! New and current Troy University students are encouraged to audition.

All audition requirements and information for scheduling is listed below for Instrumental Music, Choral Music, and Music Industry. The School of Music is also offering Scholarship Auditions in a remote format. 

Anyone can audition at any time, but scholarships can only be officially offered through Academic Works; an Academic Works account can be created once you've been accepted to Troy University. 

If you have any questions, please contact the School of Music at music@troy.edu.  

Audition Dates for 2023-2024

Saturday, 11/18/2023: INSTRUMENTAL AND CHORAL
Friday, 2/2/2024: INSTRUMENTAL
Saturday, 2/24/2024: CHORAL
Saturday, 3/23/2024: INSTRUMENTAL AND CHORAL

Choral/Vocal Auditions

CHORAL/VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION APPLICATION

Dr. Joseph Stuligross - jstuligross@troy.edu and/or troychoral@troy.edu  

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 member and will be asked to sight-read a simple melody. Students should provide accompaniment music or may sing a cappella.

Music Industry Auditions

Eric Ward

Interim Coordinator of Music Industry
(334) 670-6312
elward@rtroy.edu 

Instrumental Auditions

Instrumental Scholarship Audition Application

Flute

 Dr. Heather Small - hsmall@troy.edu

  • Three chromatically adjacent two-octave major scales
  • Three octave chromatic scale on C or C#
  • Standard solo that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability
  • Sight-reading

Clarinet

Dr. Timothy Phillips - tphillips16791@troy.edu

  • Scales as indicated by Alabama All-State Honor Band requirements
  • One lyrical excerpt or etude
  • One technical excerpt or etude
  • Sight-reading

Saxophone

Dr. Dave Camwell - dcamwell@troy.edu 

  • Full range chromatic scale
  • One technical etude comparable to the Alabama All-State Honor Band requirements
  • One lyrical etude comparable to the Alabama All-State Honor Band requirements
  • Optional jazz elements, such as a jazz standard, etude, and/or an improvisation over chord changes

Oboe

Dr. Jillian Camwell - jcamwell@troy.edu

  • Full range chromatic scale
  • Five major scales, at least two of which should be played in two octaves
  • One standard solo that demonstrates lyrical and technical ability
  • Sight reading

Bassoon

Dr. Kristina Nelson - knelson225752@troy.edu 

  • Scales as indicated by all-state requirements
  • Standard solo that demonstrates lyrical and technical ability
  • Sight-reading

Trumpet

Dr. Michael Huff - mhuff110591@troy.edu

  • All major scales, preferably in multiple octaves when reasonable
  • Chromatic scale demonstrating your practical range
  • Music chosen from standard etude and solo material demonstrating lyrical and technical playing such as:
    • Arutunian, Bohme, Haydn or Hummel Concertos
    • Ewazen, Hindemith, Kennan or Hansen Sonatas
    • Contest solos by Balay, Barat or Ropartz
    • Cornet solos by Arban, Clarke, Levy or Bellstedt
    • Etudes by Getchell, Bousquet, Brandt or Charlier
  • Sight-reading

French Horn 

Adam Pandolfi - apandolfi@troy.edu 

  • All major scales, preferably in multiple octaves when reasonable
  • Chromatic scale demonstrating your practical range
  • Music chosen from standard etude and solo material demonstrating lyrical and technical playing ability such as:
    • Mozart or R. Strauss Concertos
    • Etudes by Maxime-Alphonse or Kopprasch
  • Sight-reading

Trombone

Dr. Jason Sulliman - sulliman@troy.edu

  • All major scales, with at least two being performed two octaves
  • Chromatic scale (slurred ascending, tongued descending) demonstrating your practical range
  • Music chosen from standard etude and solo material demonstrating lyrical and technical playing ability such as:
    • Rochut- Melodious Etudes for Trombone
    • Bordner (Getchell)- Second Book of Practical Studies for Trombone
    • Rimsky-Korsakov- Concerto for Trombone
    • Guilmant- Morceau Symphonique
    • Ropartz- Andante et Allegro
  • Sight-reading

Euphonium

Dr. Robert Pendergast - rpendergast@troy.edu

  • All major scales, preferably in multiple octaves when possible
  • Chromatic scale demonstrating your practical range
  • One lyrical etude from Selected Studies for Baritone by H. Voxman
    • Adagio cantabile, B-flat Major, Gallay, p. 2
    • Largo cantabile, C Major, Gatti, p. 18
    • Adagio cantabile, G-flat Major, Duhem, p. 30
    • Allegretto, F Minor, Blazhevich, p. 17
  • One technical etude from Selected Studies for Baritone by H. Voxman
    • Marcia, E-flat Major, Belcke, p. 7
    • Allegro marziale, A-flat Major, Gatti, p. 14-15
    • Allegretto grazioso, A Minor, Gatti, p. 21
    • Grazioso, C-flat Major, Böhme, p. 38
  • One solo piece such as:
    • Rhapsody for Euphonium, James Curnow
    • Fantasia for Euphonium, Gordan Jacob
    • The Green Hill, Bert Appermont
    • Euphonium Music, Brian Bowen
    • Andante and Rondo, Antonio Capuzzi, arr. Catelinet
    • Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Benedetto Marcello 
    • Sonata for Euphonium, Anthony Roper
      Fantasy, Phillip Sparke
  • Sight-reading

Tuba

Xu Tom Yan - xyan229526@troy.edu 

  • All major scales, preferably in multiple octaves when possible
  • Chromatic scale demonstrating your practical range
  • Music chosen from standard etude and solo material demonstrating lyrical and technical playing ability such as:
    • Solos such as Marcello, Sonata No. 5 in C; Vaughn Williams, Six Studies in English Folk Songs; Barat, Introduction and Dance
    • Etudes by Grigoriev, Tyrell, Bordogni or Blazevich
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

 Dr. Adam Blackstock - tblackstock@troy.edu

  • All major scales (two octaves)
  • Sight-reading
  • 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.

Piano

Dr. Hui Ting Yang - hyang42134@troy.edu

  • All major and minor (harmonic) scales in two octaves, including arpeggios and cadences, (quarter note = 60)
  • Sight-reading
  • Two memorized pieces from contrasting periods that feature contrasting styles, tempi, etc. (please provide score for the adjudicator;)

Guitar

Dr. Robert Gibson - rgibson82106@troy.edu

  • 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
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