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  1. 2018-2019 Audition dates for Department of Music                                (by appointment only):

    December - by appointment only
    February 1, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
    March 15, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
    April-June - by appointment only – contact
    bwiltsie@madonna.edu to schedule an audition

    ALL AUDITIONS open to Music Majors in Performance, Church Music, Film Scoring, Education, General Music or Music Management in the following instruments: Piano, Voice, Organ, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings. 

    For details, please contact Professor Barbara Wiltsie at bwiltsie@madonna.edu.

    All applicants are required to:

    1. Pass a basic theory skills test or show equivalent skills.
    2. Submit two recommendation forms with comments from a teacher, principal, etc. The sealed form will be submitted by mail or delivered by candidate at the audition.
     

    3. Perform audition required for the academic program as listed below.

    Audition for Entrance/Scholarship Form 

    Teacher Recommendation Form  

    Music Scholarship Terms & Conditions   

       

    Bachelor of Arts | General Music  & Music Management                  Concentrations

    Applied Music Audition
    Music majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts must show sufficient skill in their chosen applied instruments to succeed in the Theory sequence and upper division music courses.
    Instrument or voice: one selected piece

     

    Bachelor of Music | Church Music, Film Music Scoring, Music Education, and all Performance Concentrations

    Applied Music Audition                                                                                                  All music majors are required to pass an applied music audition in their primary instrument as listed below.

             Music Education, Church Music (Organ, Piano, Voice), and
             Film Music Scoring Concentrations
    • Brass, Strings, Winds: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles (etudes, movements of a sonata), major and minor scales.

    • Guitar: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles (etudes, studies, movements of a sonata), major and minor scales.

    • Harp: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles.

    • Organ: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles.

    • Piano: One piano piece that demonstrates your facility at the piano.

    • Vocal: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles, preferably in different languages. One selection may be Musical Theatre. One piano piece that demonstrates your facility at the piano

      Performance Concentrations

    • Brass, Strings, Winds: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles (sonata, suite, concerto), major and minor scales, sight reading

    • Guitar: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles (studies, etudes), major and minor scales, sight reading

    • Harp: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles, one orchestral cadenza or excerpt of your choice

    • Organ: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles, sight reading

    • Piano: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles (Bach prelude/fugue from Well-Tempered Clavier, Classical sonata, Romantic character piece, Contemporary, etc.), major and minor scales, sight reading

    • Vocal: two contrasting art songs in different languages, memorized. One may be an aria or Musical Theatre selection

           

       Music Minors
            We enthusiastically welcome music minors into our program. Applied music 

            requirements for this area are determined by each faculty member individually.  

            We recommend you take your 10 hours of applied music in one instrument; if

             you choose to study in more than one area, a majority of the 10 hours must be

             in one instrument.  Audition not required.