College Audition Stress

3 05 2009

For college, all music majors must audition. If you want to know the requirements here it is:

Auditions for Music Students

Who Should Audition? – All students who plan to pursue a major or minor in any of the music degrees at Pensacola Christian College.

Why Do I Audition? – A student auditions to determine which of our music degrees will be best suited for the student’s level of proficiency and in order to secure placement into the classes or lessons required by each course of study.

When Do I Audition? – Music auditions are scheduled during the days of registration at PCC.

What Should I Perform?

Piano Proficiencies – The student will play one work from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Impressionistic, or Modern style periods and one hymn arrangement. (Memory is preferred but not required.)

Instrumental Proficiencies – The student will play one classical work, and one hymn arrangement. The two works should be in contrasting styles, one lyrical and one technical.  (Memory is preferred but not required.)

Voice Proficiencies – For Music Performance or Music Education: perform a classical selection by memory.  For Church Music: perform a church selection by memory.  For voice proficiencies, attention will be given to vocal potential, musical accuracy, and communication skills.

Choral Conducting Proficiencies – For Music Education: sing a classical selection by memory.  For Church Music: sing a church selection by memory.  For conducting proficiencies, attention will be given to musicianship and basic vocal ability.

This doesn’t seem like much. I guess. Now I have the difficulties of picking two audition pieces. One classical and one hymn. Here’s the dilema: I want to pick pieces that are difficult/techniqually challenging, but I don’t want them to hard to where I get stuck with a teacher that would be too hard for me. Here’s the list of stuff I want to play:

Classical:

Bach Invention No. 8

Mozart Turkish March (If I pick this I will have to work to get it right)

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Movement 1

 

Hymn:

How Great Thou Art/Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Oh How He Loves You and Me

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

If anyone has any suggestions I’ll take it. I’m not really sure what to pick or play.

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6 05 2009
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Hi, nice post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll likely be coming back to your blog. Keep up the good work

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