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Department of Music
1660 Foster-Tanner
316 Foster Tanner Music Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Audition Requirements


Performance Criteria
 
LEVEL I
  1. Perform six major scales with arpeggios.
    1. Percussion – Xylophone (Scales), Snare Drum (Rudiments)
    2. Piano - 2 octaves, hands together.
    3. Voice - Major and Minor scale
  2. Chromatic scale, full range of the instrument in any pattern and articulation (voice, one octave).
  3. Prepared Piece
    1. Instrumental - Perform two solos or etudes of your choice. The choices should be contrasting; one displaying slow, lyrical playing with the other displaying proficiency in technique and articulation. Any piece Grade 4 or above on the FBA list (or other state festival list) would be considered appropriate.
    2. Percussion students should prepare etude/solo on snare drum (Cirone, Firth, Delecluse), xylophone (Goldenberg), and timpani (Goodman, Firth, Carter etudes).
    3. Voice - Perform an Art song (e.g. Pathways of Song, Spirituals of H.T. Burleigh), and one song of choice.
    4. Vocal Jazz - Perform three jazz standards (an accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions or students may opt to bring their own accompanying track).
  4. Sight-reading     

LEVEL II
  1. Perform eight major scales with arpeggios and two minor scales.
    1. Percussion – Xylophone (Scales), Snare Drum (Rudiments)
    2. Piano - 2 octaves, hands together.
    3. Voice - Major and Minor scale
  1. Chromatic scale, full range of the instrument in any pattern and articulation.
  2. Prepared Piece
    1. Instrumental - Perform two solos or etudes of your choice. The choices should be contrasting; one displaying slow, lyrical playing with the other displaying proficiency in technique and articulation. Any piece Grade 4 or above on the FBA list (or other state festival list) would be considered appropriate.
    2. Percussion students should prepare etude/solo on snare drum (Cirone, Firth, Delecluse), xylophone (Goldenberg), and timpani (Goodman, Firth, Carter etudes).
    3. Voice - Perform two (contrasting in style) Art songs (e.g. 24 Italian Arias, G. Schrimer, Favorite French Art Songs, Spiritual-Folk Songs) and one song of choice.
    1. Vocal Jazz - Perform three jazz standards (an accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions or students may opt to bring their own accompanying track).
  1. Sight-reading       

LEVEL III
  1. Perform all major scales with arpeggios and four minor scales.
    1. Percussion - Xylophone (Scales), Snare Drum (Rudiments)
    2. Piano - 2 octaves, hands together.
    3. Voice - Major and Minor scale
  2. Chromatic scale, full range of the instrument in any pattern and articulation.
  3. Prepared Piece
    1. Perform two solos or etudes of your choice. The choices should be contrasting; one displaying slow, lyrical playing with the other displaying proficiency in technique and articulation. Any piece Grade 5 or higher on the FBA list (or other state festival list) would be considered appropriate.
    2. Percussion students should prepare an etude/solo on snare drum (Cirone, Firth, Delecluse), three or four-mallet marimba solo/etude, and timpani (Goodman, Firth, Carter etudes).
    3. Voice - Perform two selections (contrasting in style) from (e.g. 24 Italian Arias, G. Schirmer - Opera Anthology & Singer’s Library, Hal Leonard-Standard Vocal Literature, and Favorite French Art Songs).
    4. Vocal Jazz - Perform five jazz standards (an accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions or students may opt to bring their own accompanying track).
  4. Sight-reading    

LEVEL IV
  1. Perform all major scales with arpeggios and four minor scales.
    1. Percussion - Xylophone
    2. Piano - 2 octaves, hands together.
    3. Voice - Major and Minor scale
  2. Chromatic scale, full range of the instrument in any pattern and articulation.
  3. Prepared Piece
    1. Perform two solos or etudes of your choice. The choices should be contrasting; one displaying slow, lyrical playing with the other displaying proficiency in technique and articulation. Any piece Grade 5 or higher on the FBA list (or other state festival list) would be considered appropriate.
    2. Percussion students should prepare etude/solo on snare drum (grade 6), four-mallet marimba solo/etude, and timpani (grade 5) solo/etudes.
    3. Voice - Perform two selections (contrasting in style) from (e.g. 24 Italian Arias, G. Schirmer-Opera Anthology & Singer’s Library, Hal Leonard-Standard Vocal Literature, and Favorite French Art Songs.
    4. Vocal Jazz - Perform five jazz standards (an accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions or students may opt to bring their own accompanying track).
  4. Sight-reading