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Audition Information

Auditions required for admission to the music major. Audition requirements for each instrument are listed below. The audition dates for the 2012-2013 academic year will be on December 10 and 11 2012; February 27, 2013 and April 29 and 30, 2013. Please email or call to make an appointment. Additional audition dates can be arranged by contacting the Fine Arts Office (305-899-3420). Video auditions will be accepted (Barry University Department of Fine Arts/Music 11300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Shores, Florida 33143).

Audition Requirements
Music Program

BRASS/WOODWINDS Requirements

  • Scales: Major and chromatic scales, one to two octaves.
  • 2 Contrasting Etudes.
  • Technique:  Technical study or ├ętude from any standard method book that will demonstrate levels of technique and potential for advancement.
  • Musical: Lyrical study or ├ętude from any standard method book that will demonstrate levels of musicality.

Repertoire: One selection with contrasting movements that demonstrate technical ability, tone quality, musicality, and sense of style.  Selections may be chosen from any repertory, including but not limited to classical and jazz.

Cassandra Rondinelli
305/899-3420

FLUTE Requirements

  • All major scales and arpeggios full range of the flute.
  • Mozart G-Major Concerto - First Movement

Two contrasting movements from the standard repertoire demonstrating technical command of the instrument as well as lyrical capabilities. 

Cassandra Rondinelli
305/899-3420

GUITAR Requirements

  • Two octave major and minor scales, (played rest stroke and free stroke).
  • Two selections from the standard etudes of Carcassi, Op. 60 and Sor, Segovia edition.
  • Adequate musical performance of minor works by Milan, Bach, Tarrega.
Jose Adan
305/899-3420

PIANO Requirements

  • Major and Minor scales two octaves
  • Two contrasting pieces (one movement only) from contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic).
Dr. Alan Mason
305/899-3428

PERCUSSION Requirements

  • 3 Major and 3 Minor scales, two octaves each, to be performed ascending and descending on marimba.
  • 1 snare drum etude or short piece, and one mallet (marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone) etude or short piece.
  • Drum set and/or hand percussion performance is not required, but is accepted and encouraged.  The mallet selection may be a work for either two, three, or four mallets.
Brian Potts
305/899-3420

VIOLIN Requirements

  • Any 3 octave major scale
  • Two contrasting pieces, or a fast and a slow movement from a concerto or sonata.
  • Suggestions: Mozart Violin Concerto #3, #4 or #5

Bruch Concerto
Mendelssohn Concerto
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A minor or G minor
Bach Concerto in A minor
Bach Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas
Handel Sonatas
Corelli "La Folia"
Kreisler "Prelude and Allegro"
Vitali "Chaconne"

Dina Kostic
305/899-3420

VOICE Requirements

  • Aural pitch recognition and Basic sight singing
  • Two contrasting selections. Suggestions include: an Art Song (English, Italian, French or German), a Musical Theatre selection, and/or a published Folk song or Spiritual with piano accompaniment.
Dr. Giselle Rios
305/899-3389

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