All entering music majors at Montevallo must audition for acceptance into
the degree program of their choice. I would urge you to do this during one
of our scheduled scholarship audition dates, so that you may also be
considered for a music scholarship. Auditions are held during the spring
semester of your senior year.
For More Information, Contact:
Chair, Department of Music
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL 35115
Auditions will be held:
February 2, 2013 (Scholarship)
February 23, 2013 (Scholarship)
March 9, 2013 (Scholarship)
April 6, 2013
If you are interested in auditioning, please
click here to complete the
appropriate online audition request form.
Requirements for each area are given below.
Voice: Incoming freshmen auditions must include two
memorized contrasting songs selected from the standard classical vocal
repertoire. Transfer student auditions should include at least one
selection in a foreign language.
An accompanist is provided for each audition at no charge.
You may bring your own accompanist, but no pre-recorded accompaniments or
self-accompaniment will be accepted. Examples of vocal collections that
contain appropriate audition repertoire are:
• 24 Italian Arias and Songs
• The Young Singer Series
• Joan Boytim First Book of Solos
• Pathways of Song
• 56 Songs You Like to Sing
Piano: Two works of contrasting style, selected from standard
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Twentieth-century keyboard literature, at
or above the level of difficulty of Bach two-part Inventions, Haydn or
Mozart sonata movements, Schubert Moments Musicaux, Chopin preludes,
Bartok Rumanian folk dances, memorized. Transfer students wishing to be
accepted for upper division study must present an audition consisting of
scales and arpeggios and ten minutes of memorized music at or above the
minimum level of difficulty for third-year study (a
list of typical repertoire is also available). Sight-reading will be
part of the audition.
Organ: Two works of contrasting style selected from standard organ
literature or, for keyboardists wishing to begin organ instruction, piano
literature as required for entering pianists (see above). Sight-reading will
be part of the audition.
We recognize that pre-college guitar training
is varied and somewhat inconsistent. The following information,
therefore, is offered as a guideline for your preparation.
We require three pieces to be played for your audition. They should
include one technical study showing your ability to play arpeggios and
two pieces from contrasting musical periods. The following are pieces
commonly played at auditions. All but the technical work should be
played from memory:
Studies: Carcassi, 25 Melodious Studies: Nos. 2, 3, 7, 13, 15,
Sor, Twenty Studies, edited by Segovia, Giuliani: Any study one page or
longer in length.
Repertoire: Six Lute Pieces from the Renaissance, Columbia Music,
Villa-Lobos: Any Preludes or Etudes, Max Eschig. Bach: Bouree or
Allemande, from First Lute Suite, Sarabande from Third Cello Suite, Any
movement from the First Cello Suite, Tarrega: Adelita or Lagrima,
Brouwer: Selected works from, Simple Studies, Vol. 1 & 2, Max Eschig.
These pieces are merely suggestions. We urge you to show this list to
your teacher and, based on these suggestions, he/she will be able to
suggest appropriate pieces you may currently be studying.
Other instruments: One solo piece with accompaniment or All-State
Tryout material. The selection should show both technical facility and lyric
quality. Scales or other basic exercises may be requested. Sight-reading
will be a part of the audition. (A list of typical
repertoire for orchestral instruments is available).