CHOOSING REPERTOIRE FOR INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL AUDITIONS
- Choose repertoire originally composed for the instrument. No adaptations or arrangements.
- Choose repertoire whose performance length is within the required parameters of the audition.
- Learn the ENTIRE selection – no cuts or excerpts. (unless requested)
- The only exception to the above is with regard to accompaniments: If there is an extended accompaniment section, that section only may be reduced.
- If you choose music that goes over the required time, learn it all! The adjudicator has the prerogative to hear any portion they want.
- If the audition requires two selections, make them contrasting, meaning of different tempos (fast vs. slow), different styles (rhythmic vs. lyric), different keys, different timbre/touch/articulation (legato vs. staccato) and different historical eras (Baroque vs. Romantic, Classical vs. Impressionist vs. Contemporary).