College of Communication and the Arts

Audition Requirements

Prepare to perform the following for your audition:

KEYBOARD:

Two pieces of contrasting style, one from the baroque or classical eras and one from the romantic or 20th century. (Memorization is preferred but not required.)

BRASS:

All major scales, chromatic scale, and two pieces/etudes/movements (one fast, one slow) comparable to those found on the OMEA solo and ensemble contest list.

WOODWIND:

All major scales, chromatic scale, and two pieces/etudes/movements (one fast, one slow) comparable to those found on the OMEA solo and ensemble contest list.

PERCUSSION: Choose two instruments from the following:

SNARE DRUM: First 26 snare drum rudiments, a prepared solo comparable to those found on the OMEA solo and ensemble list. (Class A or B)

MALLETS: All major scales (two octaves), solo from OMEA solo list.
(Class A or B)

TIMPANI:Demonstration of the ability to match pitches, short two or three drum piece comparable to the two or three drum exercises in the Saul Goodman timpani method book.

STRING: One etude and one of the following:

1-A movement of a solo sonata
2- A movement of a concerto
3- A short piece
4- A movement of a sonata with piano
5- All major scales

GUITAR:

All major scales, two pieces from different periods.

HARP:

All major scales and arpeggios, hands alone. Two pieces from different periods.

VOICE:

Two or more pieces in contrasting styles art songs or contest pieces preferred.  Must be accompanied.

JAZZ:

Keyboard, wind, and bass players: all major scales; chromatic scale, perform a blues tune and a jazz standard; improvise a few choruses. Percussionists: mallets -- same as above, first 26 snare drum rudiments, demonstrate jazz feel on the drum set, including brushes and Latin feel.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED AN ACCOMPANIST FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE AREAS.

If you are not familiar with the OMEA contest repertoire or need assistance in determining if your solo is appropriate, contact The University of Toledo Department of Music, phone: 419.530.2448.

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Last Updated: 3/23/15