Audition

Audition Dates

  • Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Monday, February 18, 2013 (Junior/Senior Day)
  • Saturday, March 16, 2013

Those who are unable to attend the scheduled auditions may contact Sherry Adams at (731) 881-7402 or via email at sadams@utm.edu to inquire about an audition by appointment.

 

Application Process

 

The first step to becoming a student in the Department of Music is to apply for admission to UT Martin. You can learn more about this process by visiting the website of the UT Martin Office of Admissions. The deadline for admission to the university is three weeks before the first day of the semester.

 

Audition Process

 

Applicants wishing to audition for the Department of Music should contact Sherry Adams at (731) 881-7402 or via email at sadams@utm.edu. Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Instrument/Voice Type
  • Complete Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • High School Name
  • Year in School
  • ACT Score
  • Grade Point Average
  • UTM Application Status

Once this information has been submitted, applicants will be scheduled for an audition. Please be aware that audition days fill up quickly. Early submission of your materials is STRONGLY encouraged.

 

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Brass

Horn

    • All major scales
    • One movement from a major work and a contrasting piece - Contact Jessie Thoman (jthoman@utm.edu) if you would like
      suggestions or have any questions.
    • Sight reading

Trumpet

 

Suggested audition repertoire for trumpet:

    • Jean-Baptiste Arban, FantasieBrillante - Play the introduction, theme and first two variations
    • Alexander Arutunian, Trumpet Concerto (International Music Co.) Play the beginning up to rehearsal letter F and cadenza
    • Guillaume Balay, Petite Piece Concertante
    • Alexander Goedicke, Concert Etude
    • Georg Frederic Handel, Aria con variazioni (arr. Fitzgerald)
    • Franz Josef Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, first movement
    • Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Trumpet Concerto, first movement
    • Kent Kennan, Sonata for trumpet and piano, first movement
    • J.G. Ropartz, Andante and Allegro

You may also prepare an etude from one the following books:

    • Vassily Brant, 34 Studies for Trumpet (International Music Co.)
    • Wilhelm Wurm, 40 Studies (International Music Co.)
    • Guiseppe Concone, Lyrical Studies for Trumpet (Brass Press)

All major scales are required; sight-reading may be requested.

 

Trombone

    • One movement from a major work along with a piece or an etude of contrasting style
    • All major scales and chromatic (2 octaves preferred)
    • Sight reading may be requested
    • Contact Dr. Joseph W. Frye if you would like to discuss audition repertoire or have any questions.

Euphonium

Applicants must prepare the following:

    • Solo from the list - *(Substitutions allowed)*
    • Etude in contrasting style to the solo
    • All major scales - two octaves when possible
    • Sight Reading

*Substitute one movement from a major concerto or sonata

 

Solo List:

    • Bride of the Waves - H. Clarke
    • Concert Variations - J. Bach
    • Euphonium Music - B. Bowen
    • Fantasy - H. Hoshina
    • Lyric Suite - D. White
    • Suite for Baritone - D. Haddad
    • Symphonic Variants - J. Curnow
    • The Southerner - S. Mantia
    • Two Pieces - W. Hartley
    • Vintage - D. Gillingham

Tuba

Applicants must prepare the following:

    • Solo from the list - *(Substitutions allowed)*
    • Etude in contrasting style to the solo
    • All major scales - two octaves when possible
    • Sight Reading

*Substitute one movement from a major concerto or sonata

 

Solo List:

    • Air and Bouree - JS Bach
    • Concerto in One Mvmt - A Lebedev
    • Fantasy for Tuba - M. Arnold
    • Lento - P. Holmes
    • Sonata - T. Beversdorf
    • Sonata No. 4 - Blavet/Emilson
    • Suite for Unacompanied Tuba - W. Hartley
    • Sonantina - H. Stevens
    • Stuff - J. Grant
    • Two Songs - R. Spillman

Keyboard

    • Technique: major and harmonic minor scales, arpeggios, and cadences (all at your level of advancement)
    • Repertoire: two contrasting solos from the standard piano repertoire, memory preferred
    • Sight-reading

Percussion

Contact Julie Hill (jhill@utm.edu) if you would like suggestions or have any questions.

 

You must prepare 3 percussion areas:
Area 1 must be marimba or vibes (a 4 mallet selection is strongly encouraged)
Area 2 must be snare drum (concert or rudimental).
Area 3 is your option and may be chosen from timpani, multiple percussion, drum set, or another "world" percussion instrument

 

AREA 1 - Mallet Keyboard Suggested Works (or other equivalent level selection): Rosebud, Ghanaia, Yellow After the Rain, Over the Moon, Mexican Dances, Solo from Julie Davila's Impressions on Wood - Sight Reading (two mallets)

 

AREA 2 - Snare Drum Suggested Works (or other equivalent level selection): Etude from Portraits in Rhythm, Delecleuse Etude, Three Dances Mvt. 1, Etude from 6 Unaccompanied Solos by Colgrass, Etude form Lalo Davila's Contemporary Rudimental Studies Book - Selected rudiments from the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments played in "open to closed to open" style. - Sight Reading.

 

AREA 3 - Choose 1 of the following:

 

Timpani Suggested Works (or other equivalent level selection): Beck solo timpani work, Etude from Ron Fink's Timpani Tuning Etudes book.

 

Multiple Percussion Suggested Works (or other equivalent level selection): An Etude from Julie Hill and Jim Campbell's, Music for Multiple Percussion: A World View, Tork or Engine Room by Campbell, or a movement from the French Suite by Kraft.

 

Drum Set/Hand Percussion Suggested Works (or other equivalent level selection): A variety of Styles from Tommy Igoe's book, please demonstrate time and soloing in each. A riq or pandeiro solo by N. Scott Robinson or a djembe solo by B. Michael Williams Please note that auditionees must play from original scores of their selected music - no duplicated copies will be allowed. If a personal audition is not possible, you may submit a videotaped audition (audio recordings will not be acceptable for auditions). However, only live auditions can be considered for a scholarship.

 

Voice

Students who wish to specialize in vocal studies at UTM will need to schedule an audition with our voice faculty. The audition requirements are two songs in contrasting styles, preferably from the standard classical repertoire (in any language), such as opera or oratorio arias, or art-songs. Broadway musical selections and traditional spirituals are acceptable as well. All pieces should be performed from memory. An accompanist will be provided to assist you at the audition.

 

To learn more about our vocal program or to schedule an audition, please contact one of our voice faculty: Dr. Roberto Mancusi at (731) 881-7405, Dr. Mark Simmons at (731) 881-7412, or Dr. Amy Yeung at (731) 881-7408. Auditions may also be scheduled through our departmental secretary at (731) 881-7402.

 

Woodwind

Flute

    • Chromatic scale, 3 octaves if possible
    • All Major scales, 2 octaves
    • Harmonic and/or Melodic minor scales, if able
    • 2 contrasting pieces
    • Sight reading possible

Oboe

 

The following requirements pertain to students intending to pursue degrees in Music Education, Music Performance or the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Please contact Dr. Owens if you have questions regarding the audition requirements.

    • All major scales (at least C, D and Eb must be two octaves) Chromatic scale, low Bb (if possible) to high F
    • One lyrical excerpt AND one technical excerpt: These can be either solos from Concert and Contest Collection (Voxman), Solos for the Oboe Player (Tustin), Oboe Solos (Arnold) or etudes fromHite, Voxman, or Barrett. Solo repertoire and etudes of similar difficulty levels to those previously mentioned are also acceptable for an audition.
    • Sightreading: You will be expected to sightread at your audition. Selections will vary.

Bassoon

The following requirements pertain to students intending to pursue degrees in Music Education, Music Performance or the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Please contact Dr. Owens if you have questions regarding the audition requirements.

    • All major scales two octaves (Bb major must be three octaves) Chromatic scale, low Bb to high Bb
    • One lyrical excerpt AND one technical excerpt: These can be either solos from Solos for the Bassoon Player (Schoenbach) or etudes from Weissenborn. Solo repertoire and etudes of similar difficulty levels to those previously mentioned are also acceptable for an audition.
    • Sightreading: You will be expected to sightread at your audition. Selections will vary.

Clarinet

 

If you plan to pursue a degree in Music Education, Music Performance or a Bachelor of Arts in Music, the following requirements apply to you. Please contact Dr. Simmons if you have questions regarding the audition requirements.

    • All major scales, slurred and tongued Chromatic scale, low E to high G (if possible)
    • One slow, lyrical excerpt: This can be a slow movement from any Weber Concerto, any Stamitz Concerto, the Mozart Concerto, either Brahms Sonata, etc. or an equivalent slow etude from any Hite or Rose etude book.
    • One fast excerpt: This can be a fast movement from any Weber Concerto, any Stamitz Concerto, the Mozart Concerto, Saint-Saens Sonata etc. or an equivalent fast etude from any Hite or Rose etude book.
    • Sightreading: You will be expected to sightread at your audition. Selections will vary.

Saxophone

 

If you plan to pursue a degree in Music Education, Music Performance or a Bachelor of Arts in Music, the following requirements apply to you. Please contact Dr. Simmons if you have questions regarding the audition requirements.

    • All major scales, slurred and tongued Chromatic scale, low Bb to high Gb (if possible)
    • One slow, lyrical excerpt: This can be a slow movement from any standard saxophone sonata or concerto on the difficulty level of: Handel Sonata No. 3, Eccles Sonata, Bozza Aria. You may also choose a slow etude/movement from the Ferling etudes, Hite etude (any book), Teal collections, etc.in substitution.
    • One fast excerpt: This can be a fast movement from any standard saxophone sonata or concerto on the difficulty level of: Handel Sonata No. 3, Eccles Sonata, Bach Sicilienne and Rigaudon. You may also choose a fast etude from the Ferling etudes, Hite etude book (any book), Teal collections, etc. in substitution.
    • Sightreading: You will be expected to sightread at your audition. Selections will vary.

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