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Audition Requirements

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BM, PC, MM, GPD, DMA

Archlute

  • Two contrasting movements by Giovanni Zamboni
  • A movement of 17th century Italian music (Falconieri, e.g.)

Baroque Cello

  • Two movements from an unaccompanied Bach suite
  • Two contrasting movements from an 18th-century sonata

Baroque Flute

  • One movement from a sonata by Bach
  • One fantasia for solo flute of G.P. Telemann
  • A prelude from one of the solo suites of J. Hotteterre
  • A movement from a late 18th-century sonata (past 1750)

Baroque Lute

  • Two contrasting movements by Silvius Leopold Weiss
  • A movement of 17th-century French lute music (Gaultier, e.g.)

Baroque Oboe

  • A sonata by Handel or Telemann
  • A work by a French Baroque composer
  • A work of the applicant’s choice

Baroque Violin

  • One movement from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita or a Telemann fantasy
  • Any solo work by a 17th-century composer
  • Two contrasting movements from an 18th-century sonata

Baroque Viola

  • Two movements of unaccompanied Bach, either from the violin sonatas and partitas or from the cello suites
  • Two contrasting movements from an 18th-century sonata

Harpsichord

  • A work by J.S. Bach
  • A work by a French Baroque composer
  • A work from the 17th century
  • A work of the applicant's choice

Recorder

  • A sonata by Handel or Telemann
  • A theme and two variations by van Eyck
  • Two movements from a French Baroque suite
  • A work of the applicant's choice

Renaissance Lute

  • A work by John Dowland
  • A work by Francesco da Milano
  • A work of the applicant's choice

Theorbo

  • Two contasting movements of Robert de Visée
  • A movement of 17th-century Italian music (Piccinini, e.g.)

Voice

  • Requirements follow those of the MM in Voice, except that eight or nine of the required 10 selections must be written before 1800. A Gregorian chant and at least one selection from the Renaissance should be included. Voice requirements for MM can be found here.

Viola da Gamba

  • One ricercar from Diego Ortiz: Tratado de Glosas
  • One prolusio from Christopher Simpson: The Division Viol (Part III)
  • Two contrasting movements from an Abel sonata or similar work

Artist Diploma

AD applicants must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, including at least two large-scale works.

 

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