Last Updated: Nov. 2018


Acceptance to private study in the Conservatory is based on an audition prior to enrollment. Auditions are judged by the appropriate applied faculty and are arranged via the Conservatory’s supplemental application. Auditions are normally 10 minutes in length at the undergraduate level, 20 minutes at the master’s level, and 30 minutes at the doctoral level. Non-performance majors are required to perform a 10-minute audition in their applied area. For Fall admission, the deadline for receipt of all application and supplemental materials is December 15th. Audition dates will be assigned once an application has been submitted. Auditions must be completed by March 1st, 2019 in order to be eligible for scholarship consideration.

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Suggested Repertoire

Applicants will perform an audition consisting of works from the standard repertoire. Scales and sight-reading may be requested.


Gliere: Nocturne or Intermezzo Saint-Saëns: Concertpeice
Glazounov: Reverie Haydn: Concerto No. 2
Mozart: Concerto No. 3 F. Strauss: Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Romance R. Strauss: Concerto No. 1

Scales may be requested and the student may include etudes
such as Kopprasch, Alphonse, Gallay, and Kling

Master’s level

Beethoven: Sonata Gliere: Concerto
Bozza: En forêt Haydn: Concerto No. 1
Chabrier: Larghetto Hindemith: Sonata
Dukas: Villanelle Mozart: Concerto No. 2

Orchestral excerpts may also be selected

Doctoral level

Berge: Horn-Lokk Reynolds: Partita
Britten: Serenade Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
Cherubini: Two Sonatas R. Strauss: Concerto No. 2
Mozart: Concerto No. 4 Weber: Concertino

Orchestral excerpts may also be selected