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2020-21 Graduate Auditions

Special note: Auditions for the 2020-21 season will be completed by a recorded audition submission followed by a virtual interview with faculty.

Your audition is performed for representative members of the music performance faculty and is based on technical and musical proficiency. A schedule of your virtual interview will be sent to you only after complete application materials have been received. Because of faculty availability and the high volume of applicants, we are unable to honor special requests for particular times on an audition day. Please allow the entire day (8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for instrumental/piano and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. for voice). Pay special attention to the application deadlines and audition requirements for your specific program of interest.

Once a virtual audition and interview confirmation email has been sent, a $15 change fee applies if you request any changes to the assigned date or time. Please prepare to attend several meetings throughout the to meet with faculty and experience the music program.

Graduate Music Virtual Audition Dates + Repertoire

Depending on your degree program, you are required to complete either a recorded audition, virtual interview or both to be considered for admission. Auditions will be conducted as recordings uploaded into the music application and followed up by a virtual interview on one of the days listed below. Your virtual interview may include additional playing sight reading or other items specific to your area. You should consult with the faculty in your area regarding the virtual interview format.

The November audition date is for spring admission only. January and February audition dates are for fall admission.

Bassoon (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

Bassoon (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

 A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

How to Submit your Recorded Audition:
There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

Or 

2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

Master of Music
Prepare a 20-minute recorded audition including the following:

    • Two or three movements from solo works of contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical/Romantic, and 20th Century).
    • Two etudes chosen from the following or comparable collections:
      • Milde
      • Bozza
      • Dubois
      • Bianchi
      • Bertoni
      • Boutry
      • Bitsch
      • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts.
    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the bassoon faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

Prepare a 20-minute prescreening recording of the following:

      • One to two movements of a standard piece.
      • One piece demonstrating command of 20th/21st century techniques.
      • Additional selections of the applicant's choice.
  • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare a 30-minute audition to include the following:
    • Three works of contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical/Romantic, and 20th Century).
    • Two etudes chosen from the following or comparable collections:
      • Milde
      • Bozza
      • Dubois
      • Bianchi
      • Bertoni
      • Boutry
      • Bitsch
    • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.
  • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the woodwind faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading or additional playing. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

 

Cello (Nov. 14, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

Cello (Nov. 14, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

 A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

Piano accompaniment is not required for your cello audition. However, you are permitted to perform with accompaniment through your own arrangements, if you wish.

How to Submit your Recorded Audition
There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

Or 

2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in FebruaryThe recording may be in multiple videos, but with no editing. For concerto movements that are very long (such as Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Brahms and Beethoven), choose a 10-minute portion of the movement to record and play all cadenzas. Applicants who have questions about repertoire selection and the audition process are encouraged to reach out directly to the appropriate professor: (TLandsc@asu.edu). See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

Supplemental material, recorded or written, to augment one’s application is highly encouraged (to show curated musical experiences, previous degree recitals performed, highlight diverse programming/repertoire knowledge, etc.).

What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

Master of Music

    • An outer movement of a standard concerto.
    • J.S. Bach: Two contrasting movements from any of the unaccompanied cello suites.
    • An etude by Popper or Piatti.
    • Virtual Interview - you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the cello faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and ask questions yourself. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

Doctor of Musical Arts

    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5 of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

Prepare the following for your prescreening:

      • An outer movement of a standard concerto and two movements of unaccompanied Bach.

 

    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass,  you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare the following by memory:
      • A complete concerto.
      • J.S. Bach: A complete unaccompanied cello suite.
      • An additional work of contrasting style.
    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the cello faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and ask questions yourself. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

 

Clarinet (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

Clarinet (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

 A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

How to Submit your Recorded Audition
There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

Or 

2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details. 

What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

Master of Music

    • The clarinet area keeps auditions less formulaic and does not have a required repertoire list so you have the opportunity to present yourself in what you feel is your best possible light. We suggest two contrasting works—these can be excerpts of pieces as well as a couple of short orchestral excerpts.
    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the clarinet faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

 

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

The prescreening consists of a 20-minute audio recording of the following:

    • One to two movements of a standard piece.
    • One piece demonstrating command of 20th/21st century techniques.
    • Additional selections of the applicant's choice. This selection may be an original piece or improvisation. It should highlight your creative work and command of the instrument.
  • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admissionChoices of literature can be changed from the list below if changes are discussed and will “show you off” at your best. The audition for the DMA program consists of six sections:
    • A standard classical piece for clarinet such as a movement from Mozart: Concerto, K. 622.
    • A Romantic era work such as one or two movements of a Brahms sonata.
    • A 20th-century work with piano accompaniment such as Berg: Four Pieces or Berry: Fantasy in Five Statements.
    • A 20th-century unaccompanied work such as Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet.
    • Orchestral excerpts such as the following:
      • Scheherazade, the excerpts from the International Series;
      • Mendelssohn: MidSummer Nights Dream
      • Capriccio Espagnol: first movement and cadenza only, and a slow excerpt of your choice.
    • You may choose an original piece or improvisation for your contrasting selection. It should highlight your creative work and command of the instrument.
  • Virtual Interviewafter you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the woodwind faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to ask the faculty questions, to answer interview questions, and to sight-read on your instrument.  You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

Composition Interview (Nov. 14, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

Composition Interview (Nov. 14, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

To be considered for an interview, the composition program requires a prescreening portfolio to be uploaded to the music application:

  • Three to five of your strongest compositions demonstrating technical facility in a variety of genres. Recent works are preferred.
  • Your material should include scores in PDF
  • We recommend that you also include recordings.

If You pass the prescreening round, you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline. The virtual interview will include an ear training test and theory exam, which are required to be taken for teaching assistantship eligibility. 

Conducting: Choral (Audition by Invitation)

Conducting: Choral (Audition by Invitation)

Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting

Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application.The deadline is Dec. 1 for fall admission. The following items will be reviewed during the prescreening round:

  • Review of the Curriculum Vitae submitted in the music application.
  • Review of the Writing Sample submitted in the music application.
  • A 10-minute video that shows you conducting in rehearsal. The camera should be placed from the point-of-view of the singers (not behind you), and all instructions to the choir should be clearly audible and understandable. An additional video from a performance is acceptable, but not required.

Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass the prescreening, prepare for the following:

  • You may be asked to submit additional videos of your work.
  • You will be contacted by Dr. Schildkret to schedule a virtual audition in February, which will include live piano and singing performances.

Conducting: Music Theatre (Audition by Invitation)

Conducting: Music Theatre (Audition by Invitation)

Master of Music in Conducting with a concentration in music theatre

The conducting program in music theatre is geared toward those with strong keyboard/piano skills who are eager to learn the skills necessary for a successful career as a musical director. This competitive program admits only one student per year and includes study of both opera and musical theater repertoire. Graduates of this program have had a remarkable record of success, whether working in the profession, in academia or in pursuing further conducting study.

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of conducting technique.
  • Basic knowledge of either opera or musical theatre repertoire. Experience in both areas is preferred.
  • Proficiency as an instrumental or vocal performer, including strong keyboard and sight-reading skills.
  • Those studying operatic repertoire should have demonstrable experience in French, German or Italian.

Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline is Dec. 1 for fall admission.

The prescreening consists of the following:

    • Video recording containing excerpts of you leading a rehearsal or performance from either the keyboard or the podium with a small or varied ensemble (may include singers and piano/keyboard, or a small mixed ensemble or larger). 10–15 minutes in length total.
    • Video recording of you performing three pieces at the piano. Chosen repertoire should demonstrate as wide a range of repertoire as possible. 10–15 minutes in length total.
    • You may upload multiple links to your recordings in your application.

Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass the prescreening, you will be contacted with an itinerary for your audition. Your audition must be performed for the music theatre faculty. The audition takes approximately one hour and is arranged by invitation only (pending review of prescreening and application materials). 

At the piano:

    • Perform one solo piano piece or movement from memory. Not to exceed 10 minutes.
    • Play and sing a prepared vocal solo excerpt from a musical or opera of the applicant's choosing.
    • Play a prepared excerpt of a complex orchestral section of a musical or an opera, such as an overture or dance selection of the your choosing.
    • Sight-read excerpts from musicals or operas.
    • You will conduct a pianist in a previously agreed upon excerpt from a musical or opera to demonstrate proficiency in the basic knowledge of conducting patterns, etc.

Oral Examination

    • You will be interviewed by the faculty on your basic knowledge and experience musical theatre and/or opera performance, repertoire, music theory, orchestration, full score familiarity, etc.

Additional Items

    • If you come to campus for the audition, you will have the opportunity on the day of the audition to speak with current students, attend classes and rehearsals, and tour the facility.
    • If your major performance area is not piano, you may also perform one memorized piece or movement in your major performance area (instrumental or voice). Not to exceed 10 minutes.

              Conducting: Orchestra/Opera (Audition by Invitation)

              Conducting: Orchestra/Opera (Audition by Invitation)

              Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting

              Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application.The deadline is Dec. 1 for fall admission. Prepare the following for your prescreening recording:

                • An initial screening video recording of recent conducting approximately 10 - 15 minutes in length. It is preferred that the video recording has both performance and rehearsal excerpts of contrasting repertoire and that you are facing the camera.

              Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass the prescreening, you will be contacted with an itinerary for your audition. The audition takes an entire day in February and is arranged by invitation only (pending review of prescreening and application materials). 

               

              Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestra/Opera Conducting

              Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application.The deadline is Dec. 1 for fall admission. Prepare the following for your prescreening recording:

                • An initial screening video recording of recent conducting approximately 10 - 15 minutes in length. It is preferred that the video recording has both performance and rehearsal excerpts of contrasting repertoire and that you are facing the camera

              Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass the prescreening, you will be contacted with an itinerary for your audition. The audition takes an entire day in February and is arranged by invitation only (pending review of prescreening and application materials). 

               

              Conducting: Wind Band (Audition by Invitation)

              Conducting: Wind Band (Audition by Invitation)

              Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Band Conducting

              Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline is Dec. 1 for fall admission.

              The prescreening consists of the following:

                • A 10 -15 minute video that demonstrates your ability to both perform and rehearse an array of repertoire. Ideally, the camera should be placed from the point-of-view of the ensemble (not behind you) and all instructions to the ensemble should be clearly audible and understandable.

              Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass the prescreening, you will be contacted with an itinerary for your audition. The audition takes approximately the entire day and is arranged by invitation only (pending review of prescreening and application materials). 

              Double Bass (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

              Double Bass (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

              recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

               

              Piano accompaniment is not required for your double bass audition. However, you are permitted to perform with accompaniment through your own arrangements, if you wish.

              How to Submit your Recorded Audition
              There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

              1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

              Or 

              2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

              The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. If you are submitting your application close to the deadline, we recommend that you submit your audition at the same time. The recording may be in multiple videos, but with no editing. For concerto movements that are very long (such as Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Brahms and Beethoven), choose a 10-minute portion of the movement to record and play all cadenzas. Applicants who have questions about repertoire selection and the audition process are encouraged to reach out directly to the appropriate professor: (Catalin.Rotaru@asu.edu). See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

              Supplemental material, recorded or written, to augment one’s application is highly encouraged (to show curated musical experiences, previous degree recitals performed, highlight diverse programming/repertoire knowledge, etc.).

              What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

              Master of Music

                • Two contrasting movements of a standard concerto.
                • A movement of a standard sonata.
                • A shorter work from an additional style period.
                • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the double bass faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and ask questions yourself. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

              Doctor of Musical Arts

                • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5 of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

              The prescreening consists of the following:

                  • An outer movement of a standard concerto and two movements of unaccompanied Bach.
                • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition prepare the following:
                    • A complete concerto.
                    • J.S. Bach: 3-4 contrasting movements from any of the unaccompanied cello suites.
                    • An additional work of contrasting style.
                • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the double bass faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and ask questions yourself. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round

              Euphonium (Nov.14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

              Euphonium (Nov.14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

              recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can submit multiple links but no editing should be done to the recordings. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

              How to Submit your Recorded Audition

              There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

              1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

              Or 

              2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

              The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can submit multiple YouTube or Vimeo links but there should be no editing to the recordings. 

              What to Prepare for Your Audition

              Master of Music 

              Auditions are 20 minutes in length.

                • Sight-reading.
                • Three band/orchestra excerpts.
                • Perform one piece from below or something comparable in your repertoire:
                  • Joseph Horovitz: Concerto for Euphonium - Mvt. 1 or Mvt. 2
                  • James Curnow: Symphonic Variants
                  • David R. Gillingham: Blue Lake Fantasie (choice of movements)
                  • Simone Mantia: All Those Endearing Young Charms
                  • Rolf Wilhelm: Concertino for Euphonium and Piano - Mvt. 1
                • Prepare and perform one new piece in the repertoire - composed in the past year years (your choice)
                • Additional demonstrations or samples of your work as a musician are welcome (jazz, composition, other styles of music, instrument double, other)
                • Virtual Interview: You will be scheduled for a 12 minute interview with the euphonium faculty. Be prepared for the following during your virtual interview:
                  • Discuss your recorded audition
                  • Ask questions about the euphonium/tuba studio
                  • Answer questions
                    • What are your career goals?
                    • In what way do you see yourself sharing music with your community?
                    • What type of collaborations have you experienced?
                    • What type of collaborations can you imagine?
                    • Describe yourself as a member of the euphonium/tuba studio
                    • What are your primary and secondary skill sets
                    • Describe yourself in three words

              Doctor of Musical Arts

                • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5 of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

              The prescreening consists of the following:

                  • Two solo works or movements of contrasting style.
                  • Three standard excerpts.
                  • One-minute video talking about a potential creative (or research) project your are interested in pursuing.
                • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass,  you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare the following:
                  • Five band/orchestra excerpts of choice.
                  • Two selections from the following:
                    • Charlier: 36 Etudes: Transcendantes
                    • Arban: Characteristic Studies
                    • Joseph Horovitz: Concerto for Euphonium (choose one movement)
                    • James Curnow: Symphonic Variants
                    • David R. Gillingham: Blue Lake Fantasie (choose one variation)
                    • Simone Mantia: All Those Endearing Young Charms
                    • Rolf Wilhelm: Concertino for Euphonium and Piano (mvt. 1 and mvt. 2)
                  • Prepare and perform one newer pice in the repertoire - composed in the past five years (your choice)
                  • Additional demonstrations or samples of your work as a musician are welcome (jazz, composition, other styles of music, instrument double, other)
                • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a 15 minute virtual interview with the euphonium faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading or additional playing. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.
                  • Discuss your recorded audition
                  • Ask questions about the euphonium/tuba studio
                  • Answer questions
                    • What are your career goals?
                    • In what way do you see yourself sharing music with your community?
                    • What type of collaborations have you experienced?
                    • What type of collaborations can you imagine?
                    • Describe yourself as a member of the euphonium/tuba studio
                    • What are your primary and secondary skill sets
                    • Describe yourself in three words
                    • Think about your doctoral project at the end of your degree. What are your research interests?
                    • If you were asked to submit an article to the ITEA Journal, what top is of interest to you?
                    • Think about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. How can you re-imagine teaching and organizing curriculum in applied music
                    • Describe yourself as a leader and role model

                Flute (Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Flute (Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                The Flute studio only accepts applications for fall admission. No openings are available for spring admission.

                recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can submit multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can submit multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                Master of Music

                  • Mozart: One movement from either the G Major or D Major Concerto, with cadenza
                  • Two 20th-century works for solo flute or flute and piano.
                  • Three orchestral excerpts.
                  • Virtual Interviewyou will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the flute faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions (such as why you play the flute and what your goals are), and to ask the faculty questions. You may also play scales, sight-reading or short excerpts from your audition material. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                Doctor of Musical Arts

                  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5 of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                 The prescreening consists of a 20-minute audio recording of the following:

                    • Two contrasting movements of a standard sonata for flute and piano.
                    • One movement from either the Mozart G-major or D-major Concerto with cadenza.
                    • One piece demonstrating command of 20th/21st century extended techniques.
                    • Three orchestral excerpts of your choice.
                  • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare the following with a piano accompaniment:
                    • Mozart G-major Concerto, all movements with cadenzas.
                    • A variety of repertoire from the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th-century and contemporary periods: one major work from each period either for solo flute or flute and piano.
                    • Five orchestral excerpts of your choice.
                  • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the flute faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions (such as why you play the flute and what your goals are), and to ask the faculty questions. You may also play scales, sight-reading or excerpts from your audition material. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                Guitar (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13 )

                Guitar (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13 )

                recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can submit multiple recordings, but there should be no editing done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                Piano accompaniment is not required for your guitar audition, however, you are permitted to perform with accompaniment through your own arrangements if you wish.

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. If you are submitting your application close to the deadline, we recommend that you submit your audition at the same time. The recording may be in multiple videos, but with no editing. Applicants who have questions about repertoire selection and the audition process are encouraged to reach out directly to the appropriate professor: (Ji.Yeon.Kim@asu.edu). See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                Supplemental material, recorded or written, to augment one’s application is highly encouraged (to show curated musical experiences, previous degree recitals performed, highlight diverse programming/repertoire knowledge, etc.).

                What to Prepare for Your Audition

                Master of Music

                  • Three solo works demonstrating different musical styles and techniques at an advanced level (any era). *It is strongly encouraged to play at least one composition by a BIPOC or a female composer (e.g. Casseus, Bebey, Snijders, E. Giuliani, Lutyens, Tower, Holland, Coulanges, C. Assad, Kruisbrink, León, etc)
                  • Applicants can also choose to demonstrate one (1) of their own compositions or an arrangement *optional
                  • OR a curated (themed) recital program could be submitted directly to the guitar faculty
                  • Applicants with questions about repertoire choices should contact Professor Jiji Kim at jkim559@asu.edu.
                  • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the guitar faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and ask questions yourself. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                Doctor of Musical Arts

                  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                The prescreening consists of the following:

                    • Four solo works demonstrating different musical styels and techniques at an advanced level (any era). The chose works may all be a QTPOC or under represented female composer. It is recommended to include one piece by a non cis male composer.
                    • Optional: You can also choose to demonstrate one of your own compositions or arrangements.
                  • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare the following:
                    • Four solo works demonstrating different musical styles and techniques at an advanced level (any era). The chosen works may all be by BIPOC or female composers. *It is strongly encouraged for a Doctoral applicant to include one piece by a BIPOC and a female composer. (e.g. Casseus, Bebey, Snijders, E. Giuliani, Lutyens, Tower, Holland, Coulanges, C. Assad, Kruisbrink, León, etc)
                    • As per the Master’s audition requirements, original compositions/curated (themed) programs would be accepted as well
                    • Questions regarding repertoire should be direction to Professor Jiji Kim  at jkim559@asu.edu.
                  • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the guitar faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and ask questions yourself. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading or additional playing. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                Harp (Auditions by Appointment)

                Harp (Auditions by Appointment)

                recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                Applicants may use ASU school harps to practice and audition on. ASU owns a Lyon & Healy 85 CG. Piano accompaniment is not required for your audition. However, you may perform with accompaniment through your own arrangement if you so choose. 

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline is February 1 (or before your interview) for fall 2021 admission. If you are submitting your application close to the deadline, we recommend that you submit your audition at the same time. The recording may be in multiple videos, but with no editing. Applicants who have questions about repertoire selection and the audition process are encouraged to reach out directly to the appropriate professor: (Charles.Lynch@asu.edu). See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                Supplemental material, recorded or written, to augment one’s application is highly encouraged (to show curated musical experiences, previous degree recitals performed, highlight diverse programming/repertoire knowledge, etc.).

                What to Prepare for Your Audition

                Master of Music

                All solos are to be performed from memory.

                  • One solo of choice, from the standard harp repertoire.
                  • One solo work from the Baroque or Classical period.
                  • One solo work from the 20th Century period.
                  • Two Orchestral Cadenzas.
                  • Virtual Interview: you must contact Charles Lynch (Charles.Lynch@asu.edu) to schedule your virtual interview. Be prepared to play short excerpts of audition material on your instrument, discuss your recorded audition, and ask questions of your own.

                Doctor of Musical Arts

                  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                The prescreening consists of the following:

                    • 20-30 minutes of any portion of a public recital, concerto, or chamber music performance showcasing your ability in the most positive way.
                  • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare the following:

                All solos are to be performed from memory.

                    • One solo of choice, from the standard harp repertoire.
                    • One solo work from the Baroque or Classical period.
                    • One solo work from the 20th Century period.
                    • Two Orchestral Cadenzas.
                  • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you must contact Charles Lynch (Charles.Lynch@asu.edu) to schedule your virtual interview. Be prepared to play short excerpts of audition material on your instrument, discuss your recorded audition, answer interview questions, and ask questions of your own.

                Horn (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Horn (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can submit multiple recordings, but there should be no done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                 The entrance audition must display a level of development in embouchure, articulation, range, tone, flexibility and musicality that allows you to start with the listed repertoire or comparable literature. Piano accompaniment is not required for brass auditions.

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can submit multiple recordings, but there should be no editing done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                What to Prepare for Your Audition

                Master of Music

                  • Transposing at sight (to be completed in your virtual interview)
                  • Orchestra excerpts to include:
                    • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (third movement–first horn)
                    • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (opening calls–first horn)
                    • Four other orchestral excerpts of the applicant's choice
                  • Two works comparable in difficulty to the following representative samples:
                    • Beckel: Glass Bead Game
                    • Bozza: En Foret
                    • Dukas: Vilanelle
                    • Gliere: Concerto
                    • Mozart: Concerto No. 2 or 4
                    • Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
                    • R. Strauss: Concerto No.2
                  • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the horn faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.Be prepared for the following:
                    • Perform sight-reading and transposition
                    • Discuss your recorded audition
                    • Perform excerpts from your recorded audition
                    • Ask questions about the horn studio

                Doctor of Musical Arts

                 

                  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                The prescreening consists of the following:

                    • Two solo works or movements of contrasting style.
                    • Three standard excerpts.
                  • Passing the Prescreening Roundyou will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, prepare the following:
                    • Transposing at sight.
                    • Orchestra excerpts to include:
                      • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (third movement–first horn)
                      • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (opening calls–first horn)
                      • Four other orchestral excerpts of the applicant's choice
                    • Two works comparable in difficulty to the following representative samples: 
                      • Beckel: Glass Bead Game
                      • Bozza: En Foret
                      • Dukas: Vilanelle
                      • Gliere: Concerto
                      • Mozart: Concerto No. 2 or 4
                      • Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
                      • R. Strauss: Concerto No.2
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the horn faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.Be prepared for the following:
                      • Perform sight-reading and transposition
                      • Discuss your recorded audition
                      • Perform excerpts from your recorded audition
                      • Ask questions about the horn studio

                Jazz Instruments (Nov.14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Jazz Instruments (Nov.14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in jazz 

                This degree is offered on the following instruments:

                • Double Bass
                • Guitar
                • Piano
                • Percussion
                • Saxophone
                • Trombone
                • Trumpet
                • Woodwind and string auditions are at the discretion of the jazz studies faculty.

                recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can submit multiple recordings, but there should be no editing done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can submit multiple recordings, but there should be no editing done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                What to Prepare for Your Audition
                The titles suggested in this section illustrate the kind and quality of music appropriate for an audition. You are free to choose a program using music from this list or music of comparable quality. Candidates for all instruments (except for drum set: see separate requirements) should prepare something similar to the following, although not all selections may be heard:

                • Required with improvisation on all selections:
                  • Ballad, in tempo (Body and Soul, Embraceable You, In a Sentimental Mood, etc.)
                  • Jazz Standard, moderate to up-tempo (All the Things You Are, Stella By Starlight, There Is No Greater Love, etc.)
                  • Rhythm Changes (I Got Rhythm, Anthropology, Oleo, etc.)
                  • Straight-Eighth tune, moderate tempo or faster (Recorda-Me, Wave, etc.)
                  • 12-Bar Blues, any tempo
                • Instrument-Specific Requirements
                  • Piano and Guitar (strongly encouraged for all candidates): One of the above required pieces must be performed as an unaccompanied solo
                  • Drum Set: you will be asked to sight-read big band charts and demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: brush work at a ballad and medium fast swing tempo, Afro Cuban and related grooves (such as mambo, rhumba and bolero), Brazilian bossa nova, samba, contemporary rock, and grooves in 5/4 or 7/4. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate ability to play time, delineate form and improvise over the following types of tunes: blues, rhythm changes (I Got Rhythm, Anthropology, Oleo, etc.), and modal (So What, Impressions, Little Sunflower, etc.). In addition, you will be asked to trade 4s, 8s and choruses.
                  • Original compositions and non-standard repertoire are optional but acceptable as part of the audition and may be performed or submitted. Please keep in mind that the jazz faculty will not be available to rehearse. Provide 3 photocopies of each selection in lead sheet form.
                • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the jazz faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared for the following:
                  • Play about 20min of live improvised music accompanied by members of the jazz faculty. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.
                  • Q+A session with faculty, and discussion on your recorded audition.
                  • Complete a short aural skills test in which you are required to improvise "by ear" over various chords (played live by a member of the ASU jazz faculty) without the use of a lead sheet or any other visual representation of the chords.
                  • Sight Reading: you will play written lines, interpret chord symbols, and improvise from chord changes at sight from the standard jazz repertoire.

                Music Therapy (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Music Therapy (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can submit multiple links but no editing should be done to the recordings. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                For Two Year Track: An interview will be completed for each applicant through virtual means. An audition in functional music skills, involving the demonstration of advanced guitar accompaniment skills, piano accompaniment in several styles, improvisation skills and vocal abilities is required. 

                For Three Year Track: An interview will be completed for each applicant through virtual means. An audition in functional music skills, involving the demonstration of basic guitar accompaniment skills, basic piano accompaniment in several styles, and vocal abilities is required. 

                Prerequisites

                • Applicants with undergraduate degrees specifically in music therapy are eligible to apply for the Master of Music program in Music Therapy: Two Year Track.
                • Applicants with undergraduate degrees in music (Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music), but not specifically in music therapy, are eligible to apply for the Master of Music program in Music Therapy: Three Year Track.
                • Applicants without undergraduate degrees in music or music therapy are not eligible to apply and are instead recommended to pursue a bachelor's degree in music therapy from the ASU School of Music.

                Two Year Track

                • Personal Statement (PDF): a one-to-two page statement of your music therapy philosophy, including models of choice, influences, and reason for pursuing an advanced degree. The PDF document should be uploaded in your  music application.
                • Virtual Interview: an in-depth interview emphasizing your music therapy philosophy, research activities and clinical interests.

                Three Year Track

                • Personal statement (PDF): a one-page statement of your interest in pursuing an advanced degree in music therapy. The PDF document should be uploaded in your music application.
                • Virtual Interview: an in-depth interview emphasizing your decision to pursue a music therapy degree, experience working with people of various backgrounds and abilities. 

                 

                Audition Requirements that should be uploaded in your music application:

                • A short piece on your major instrument or voice
                • A simple song sung while accompanying yourself on the piano
                • A simple song sung while accompanying yourself on the guitar
                • A song sung without accompaniment
                • If applying for the Two Year Track: 1-2 songs you have written or adapted for a music therapy client

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition

                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline is January 5 for fall 2021 admission. You can submit multiple YouTube or Vimeo links but there should be no editing to the recordings. 

                Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a 15 minute virtual interview with the music therapy faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to sing with and without accompanying yourself on guitar or piano. You will also answer interview questions.
                You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                 

                Oboe (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Oboe (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                 A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. MM applicants may submit multiple videos, and DMA applicants must submit a single video. There should be no editing done to the videos. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. MM applicants may submit multiple recordings, but DMA applicants must submit a single unedited video. There should be no editing on any videos. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                Master of Music

                Prepare a 15- to 20-minute audition including the following (etudes are acceptable):

                  • A Baroque selection from the standard oboe repertoire.
                  • A post-1950 work from the standard oboe repertoire. 
                  • One to two orchestral excerpts. 
                  • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the oboe faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions, ask the faculty questions, and discuss your recorded audition. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                Doctor of Musical Arts

                  • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                The prescreening consists of a 20-minute audio recording of the following:

                    • One to two movements of a standard piece.
                    • One piece demonstrating command of 20th/21st century techniques.
                    • Additional selections of the applicant's choice.
                  • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application.

                Prepare a 30-minute recital including the following to demonstrate a very high level of musical and instrumental accomplishment:

                    • Orchestral excerpts.
                    • One selection in modern 20th-century language (i.e. not Poulenc or Hindemith).
                  • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the woodwind faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions, ask the faculty questions, discuss your possible research interests, and discuss your recorded audition. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                Organ (Audition by Appointment)

                Organ (Audition by Appointment)

                recorded video audition and virtual (optional in-person) interview for the 2020-21 admission year with faculty is required. Plan to upload your video audition recording in your music application. The recording should be in one take with no editing. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                Prospective organists should contact Dr. Kimberly Marshall directly to set up an ad-hoc interview (by appointment). Applications are not being accepted for spring 2021. Applications are available for fall 2021.

                How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                Or 

                2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                The Recorded Audition deadline is February 1 (or before your interview) for fall 2021 admissionThe recording should be in one take with no editing. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details

                Master of Music

                The program should include 15–20 minutes of the following:

                • Some pre-Bach.
                • A work by Bach.
                • A later work that can be played effectively without a Swell box.
                • You may be asked to sight read a hymn or to provide a simple analysis of an organ score during the audition (this will take place during the virtual interview or optional on-campus interview)
                • Virtual Interview or Optional On-Campus Interview: contact Dr. Kimberly Marshall directly to set up an ad-hoc virtual interview (by appointment). If you are comfortable traveling to campus for an in-person interview, you must follow all ASU social distancing guidelines on this website:https://visit.asu.edu/what-to-expect. The instruments on the ASU Tempe Campus are an important part of your organ studies and it is encouraged that you schedule an in-person meeting.

                Doctor of Musical Arts

                Prescreening is not required of doctoral organ applicants. The audition program should be prepared for the Fritts organ. The program should last slightly longer than 15–20 minutes and include the following:

                • Some pre-Bach.
                • A work by Bach.
                • A later work that can be played effectively without a Swell box.
                • You may be asked to sight read a hymn or to provide a simple analysis of an organ score during the audition.
                • Virtual Interview or Optional On-Campus Interview: contact Dr. Kimberly Marshall directly to set up an ad-hoc virtual interview (by appointment). If you are comfortable traveling to campus for an in-person interview, you must follow all ASU social distancing guidelines on this website:https://visit.asu.edu/what-to-expect. The instruments on the ASU Tempe Campus are an important part of your organ studies and it is encouraged that you schedule an in-person meeting.

                Percussion (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                Percussion (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                 A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings to facilitate moving between instruments, but no editing of any kind should be done. You may edit a single video of your performances together if desired. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                Performance of the following (or works of comparable difficulty) is required. You are encouraged to demonstrate abilities on other instruments as well, such as drum set, world percussion, and auxiliary instruments.

                Master of Music

                    • Keyboard
                      • Two significant keyboard solos (2 or 4 mallets), including one movement of Bach (violin sonata/partita, cello suite, lute suite, or similar)
                      • Sight Reading at the discretion of the faculty
                      • 2 orchestral excerpts
                    • Timpani
                      • 1 significant timpani solo (Carter, Delecluse, Hinger, or similar)
                      • 2 orchestral excerpts of your choice
                      • If access to timpani is currently restricted, you may submit any recording of yourself playing timpani, either as a solo or with an ensemble
                    • Snare Drum
                      • 1 significant concert style solo (Delecluse, Cirone, or similar)
                      • 1 rudimental style solo
                      • 2 orchestral excerpts of your choice
                    • Optional Percussion:
                      • Multiple Percussion: One significant solo
                      • Steel Pan: Solo work of your choice. Note: this is required if you are interested in a teaching assistantship position with Steel Band.
                      • Non-Western Percussion: Folkloric styles demonstration technical and musical facility: Note: this is required if you are interested in a teaching assistantship with World Percussion,
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a 20 minute virtual interview with the percussion faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application. Be prepared for the following:
                      • Discuss your recorded audition
                      • Perform sight-reading on keyboard, snare drum or whatever instrument is available to you
                      • Ask questions about the percussion studio at ASU

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                        • Marimba and/or Vibraphone: one significant solo work
                      • Snare Drum: one significant concert style solo (Delecluse, Cirone, or similar)
                      • Timpani: two orchestral excerpts of your choice. If access to a timpani is currently restricted, you may submit of yourself playing timpani either as a solo or with an ensemble
                      • Optional: drumset and/or multiple percussion, multiple percussion, non-Western percussion and orchestral accessories
                    •  Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission
                    • What to Prepare for Your Audition: prepare material from the following list of sample pieces (or comparable). You are encouraged to demonstrate abilities on other instruments as well such as drum set, world percussion, and auxiliary instruments. You may use repertoire from your prescreening recording as part of your recorded audition. Please note that if you are interested in a teaching assistantship in either Steel Pan or World Percussion, you must demonstrate proficiency on these instruments in your audition.
                      • Keyboard
                        • Two significant keyboard solos (2 or 4 mallets), including one movement of Bach (violin sonata/partita, cello suite, lute suite, or similar)
                        • Two orchestral excerpts for xylophone, glockenspiel, or both.
                        • Sight-Reading (this will occur during the virtual interview)
                      • Timpani
                        • one  significant timpani solo (Carter, Delecluse, Hinger, or similar)
                        • two orchestral excerpts of your choice
                        • If access to timpani is currently restricted, you may submit any recording of yourself playing timpani, either as a solo or with an ensemble
                      •  Snare Drum
                        • 1 significant concert style solo (Delecluse, Cirone, or similar)
                        • 1 rudimental style solo
                        • 2 orchestral excerpts of candidate’s choice
                        • Sight-reading (this will occur during the virtual interview)
                      • Optional
                        • Orchestral accessories: excerpts for cymbals, bass drum, triangle, tambourine, or castanets
                        • Steel Pan: solo work of your choice. Note: this is required if you are interested in a teaching assistantship position with Steel Band
                        • Non-Western percussion: folkloric styles demonstration technical and musical facility. Note: this is required if you are interested in a teaching assistantship around World Percussion
                      • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a 30 minute virtual interview with the percussion faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play your instrument for sight-reading or additional playing. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round. Be prepared for the following:
                        • Sight-reading on an instrument that you have available to you
                        • Discuss your recorded audition
                        • Ask questions about the percussion studio at ASU

                   

                  Piano: Collaborative (Nov. 14 , Jan. 30, Feb. 6)

                  Piano: Collaborative (Nov. 14 , Jan. 30, Feb. 6)

                  For the 2020-2021 admission year, please carefully read the following instructions for master's and doctoral applicants:

                  1. Live auditions will continue for those who wish to do so
                  2. Virtual/recorded auditions are allowed for all collaborative degree programs
                  3. You will be considered equally for teaching assistantship and scholarship support, regardless of audition format
                  4. Virtual and recorded auditions will have 2 components
                    • Submit live, unedited video recordings of the required repertoire with collaborative partners – contact Dr. Campbell if this is not possible. Repertoire substitutions are allowed – contact Dr. Campbell if you wish to make a substitution. 
                    • A virtual zoom interview will be scheduled during an audition day. Candidates should be prepared to perform all audition repertoire and to sight-read during this zoom interview. Applicants will be asked about their prior language study and assessed on their ability to pronounce materials in French, German and Italian. While it is encouraged for you to bring at least one collaborative partner to this interview, it is not required.

                  The keyboard faculty of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre recognizes that many women and BIPOC composers have been overlooked in what has become the standard concert repertoire. We affirm the lives of these composers and recognize the great contributions they have made and are making. To this end, we encourage applicants to perform music by women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and under-represented composers.

                  Applicants must email audition repertoire choices to Dr. Andrew Campbell by January 10 for fall admission. You may bring your own collaborative partner or use one provided by ASU for your audition. Exact rehearsal and audition dates will be sent one week prior to your audition day. Tests in sight reading and foreign languages will be given. Applicants will be asked about their prior language study and assessed on their ability to pronounce materials in French, German and Italian.

                  Master of Music

                  When submitting your Graduate Admissions Application, select Piano, Collaborative (MM) from the degree search list.

                  Audition
                  An audition is required, consisting of the following: 

                  • All of the following songs (high key):
                    • Mozart: An Chloë
                    • Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
                    • Debussy: Il pleure dans mon coeur
                    • Strauss: Allerseelen
                    • Barber: The Monk and His Cat
                  • Puccini: Mi chiamano Mimi and Quando m'en vo' from La Bohème
                  • One of the following instrumental works:
                    • Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
                    • Brahms: Sonata in f minor, Op. 120, #1, Movement I
                    • Brahms: Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, #2, Movement I
                  • Three solo compositions from contrasting stylistic periods performed from memory. Individual movements from larger works are allowed.


                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                  When submitting your Graduate Admissions Application, select Music Performance (DMA) from the degree search list. You will have an opportunity to designate Collaborative Piano as your emphasis on the Music Application.

                  Prerequisites

                  • A master's degree in piano performance or in collaborative piano, piano accompanying/chamber music, or its equivalent.
                  • Sufficient vocal and instrumental repertoire to suggest that the applicant will be able to fulfill the degree requirements.

                  Prescreening
                  To be considered for a live, in-person audition, applicants for all doctoral performance concentrations must upload a prescreening recording to the music application and submit the application by October 1 for spring admission and December 1 for fall admission. See "Recordings + Portfolios" for technical specifications.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                  • Two art songs of contrasting styles and one large outer movement of a duo sonata (Brahms, Franck, Beethoven, etc). All selections must include a collaborative partner.

                  Audition
                  An audition is required, consisting of the following. Repertoire substitutions are allowed only if you are bringing your own partners and must be approved in advance.

                  • All of the following songs (high key):
                    • Mozart: An Chloë
                    • Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
                    • Debussy: Il pleure dans mon coeur
                    • Strauss: Allerseelen
                    • Barber: The Monk and His Cat
                  • Puccini: Mi chiamano Mimi and Quando m'en vo' from La Bohème
                  • One of the following duo sonatas:
                    • Beethoven: Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 24
                    • Brahms: Sonata in f minor or E–flat major, Op. 120, #1 or #2
                    • Franck: Sonata in A major
                    • Prokofiev: Sonata Op. 94
                  • One solo composition performed from memory.

                  Piano: Pedagogy (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Piano: Pedagogy (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                   A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. Videos submitted must have been recorded within the last year. If submitting a recording from a recital, please upload a program. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. Your head, arms and hands should be clearly visible in the video. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  The keyboard faculty of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre recognizes that many women and BIPOC composers have been overlooked in what has become the standard concert repertoire. We affirm the lives of these composers and recognize the great contributions they have made and are making. To this end, we encourage applicants to perform music by women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and under-represented composers.

                  Master of Music

                    • Audition: solo recital program of 45 minutes. Complete works representing a variety of styles is required. Concertos are not accepted. Memorization is required, except in compositions that involve advanced contemporary techniques.
                    • Teaching Demonstration (uploaded to music application): Provide a video demonstrating your private lesson piano teaching. Student may be of any level. Demonstration must be in English and video should total no more than 15-20 minutes. Videos may be lessons in a virtual setting for the 2020-21 admission year.
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the piano faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Prepare a 5 minute presentation on one of the pieces performed for the audition (applicant's choice of piece). You will also answer interview questions during a 5 minute time period. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • Submit a graded paper written for a master's level music theory or music history course. The paper must be in English, written by you and use correct citations and footnotes. See this website for reference: https://libguides.asu.edu/citing
                      • Performance: 15–25 minutes of solo repertoire (no concertos or chamber music), representing a variety of styles. Complete works are not required: movements or sections of larger works are acceptable. Memorization is required except for compositions involving advanced contemporary techniques.
                      • Teaching Demonstration (uploaded to music application): Provide a video demonstrating your private lesson piano teaching. Student may be of any level. Demonstration must be in English and video should total no more than 15-20 minutes. Videos may be lessons in a virtual setting for the 2020-21 admission year.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application

                  You should submit the following: 

                      • Solo recital program of a minimum of 60 minutes. Complete works representing a variety of styles is required. Memorization is required except for compositions involving advanced contemporary techniques. Concertos are not accepted.
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the piano faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Prepare a 5 minute presentation on one of the pieces performed for the audition (applicant's choice of piece). You will also answer intterview questions during a 5 minute time period. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                  For Applicants Interested in a Teaching Assistantship:

                  • Provide an additional clip demonstrating your piano teaching. Individual and/or group lessons at any level are acceptable. The demonstration must be in English and the video should total no more than 30 minutes. The clip can be in a virtual setting for the 2020-21 admission year.
                  • It is also advised that the three recommendation letters address the applicant’s teaching ability and probability of success as a teaching assistant. If you did not upload your teaching demonstration to your music application, please email mdtadmissions@asu.edu for instructions on submitting your recording.

                  Piano: Solo (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Piano: Solo (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. Videos submitted must have been recorded within the last year. If submitting a recording from a recital, please upload a program. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. Your head, arms and hands should be clearly visible in the video. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  The keyboard faculty of the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre recognizes that many women and BIPOC composers have been overlooked in what has become the standard concert repertoire. We affirm the lives of these composers and recognize the great contributions they have made and are making. To this end, we encourage applicants to perform music by women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and under-represented composers.

                  Master of Music

                    • Solo recital program of a minimum of 45 minutes with complete works representing a variety of styles is required. Memorization is required, except in compositions that involve advanced contemporary techniques. Concertos are not accepted.
                    • Optional Teaching Demonstration (uploaded to music application): Provide a video demonstrating your private lesson piano teaching. Student may be of any level. Demonstration must be in English and video should total no more than 15-20 minutes. Videos may be lessons in a virtual setting for the 2020-21 admission year. Note: this is required if you want to be considered for a teaching assistantship.
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the piano faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Prepare a 5 minute presentation on one of the pieces performed for the audition (applicant's choice of piece). You will also answer interview questions during a 5 minute time period. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • Submit a graded paper written for a master's level music theory or music history course. The paper must be in English, written by you and use correct citations and footnotes. See this website for reference: https://libguides.asu.edu/citing
                      • Performance: 15–25 minutes of solo repertoire (no concertos or chamber music), representing a variety of styles. Complete works are not required: movements or sections of larger works are acceptable. Memorization is required except for compositions involving advanced contemporary techniques.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application

                  You should submit the following: 

                      • Solo recital program of 60 minutes of complete works representing a variety of styles is required. Memorization is required except for compositions involving advanced contemporary techniques. Concertos are not accepted.
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the piano faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Prepare a 5 minute presentation on one of the pieces performed for the audition (applicant's choice of piece). You will also answer intterview questions during a 5 minute time period. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                  Teaching Demonstration for Assistantships
                  If you are interested in a teaching assistantships in class piano or piano preparatory teaching you are required to upload the following to the music  application: a video recording of piano teaching in English, including two complete lessons, preferably of students at different levels. Individual and/or group lessons at any level are acceptable. It is also advised that the three recommendation letters address the applicant’s teaching ability and probability of success as a teaching assistant. If you did not upload your teaching demonstration to your music application, please email mdtadmissions@asu.edu for instructions on submitting your recording. Recordings of virtual teaching are acceptable for the 2020-2021 admission year.

                  Saxophone (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Saxophone (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                   A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  Master of Music

                  Auditions are 20 minutes long and consist of the following:

                    • Scales: All full range, altissimo (tonic to tonic), and three octave chromatic.
                    • 2-4 contrasting works (or movements) showcasing the player's breadth, technique and musical maturity, comparable in difficulty to the following representative samples. Including jazz is strongly encouraged.
                      • Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIIb
                      • Dorothy Chang: Two Preludes
                      • Jacques Ibert: Concertino da Camera
                      • Lars Erik Larsson: Concerto
                      • Ingolf Dahl: Concerto
                      • Edison Denisov: Sonata
                      • William Albright: Sonata
                      • Florent Schmitt: Legende
                      • William Bolcom: Concert Suite
                      • John Anthony Lennon: Distances Within Me
                      • John Anthony Lennon: Symphonic Rhapsody
                      • David Heinick: Mantis
                    • Optional, but strongly encouraged: Jazz standard(s) or blues with soloing
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the saxophone faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared for a Q+A with the faculty, sight-reading, and to perform excerpts from your audition material. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of a 20 minute video recording of the following:

                        • One to two movements of a standard piece.
                        • One piece demonstrating command of 20th/21st century techniques.
                        • Additional selections of your choice. You are encouraged to include jazz and improvisation.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application

                  Auditions are 30 minutes long and consist of the following:

                        • Scales: All full range, altissimo (tonic to tonic), and three octave chromatic.
                        • 2-4 contrasting works (or movements) showcasing the player's breadth, technique and musical maturity, comparable in difficulty to the following representative samples. Including jazz is strongly encouraged.
                          • Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIIb
                          • Dorothy Chang: Two Preludes
                          • Jacques Ibert: Concertino da Camera
                          • Lars Erik Larsson: Concerto
                          • Ingolf Dahl: Concerto
                          • Edison Denisov: Sonata
                          • William Albright: Sonata
                          • Florent Schmitt: Legende
                          • William Bolcom: Concert Suite
                          • John Anthony Lennon: Distances Within Me
                          • John Anthony Lennon: Symphonic Rhapsody
                          • David Heinick: Mantis
                        • Optional, but strongly encouraged: Jazz standard(s) or blues with soloing
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the saxophone faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared for a Q+A with the faculty, sight-reading, and to perform excerpts from your audition material. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round.

                  Trombone (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13. Feb. 27)

                  Trombone (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13. Feb. 27)

                  recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  The entrance audition must display a level of development in embouchure, articulation, range, tone, flexibility and musicality that allows you to start with the listed repertoire or comparable literature, including presenting creative work that does not fit the traditional mold. Piano accompaniment is not required for your audition.

                  Master of Music

                  Tenor Trombone

                      • Suggested solos:
                        • Arnold: Fantasy
                        • Crespo: Improvisation No. 1
                        • Defaye: Deux Dances
                        • Hindemith: Sonata
                        • Martin: Ballade
                        • Ropartz: Piece in E-flat minor
                        • Stojowski: Fantasy
                        • Tomasi: Concerto
                      • Suggested excerpts:
                        • Berlioz: "Hungarian March" from The Damnation of Faust
                        • Mozart: "Tuba mirum" from Requiem
                        • Ravel: Bolero
                        • Wagner: "Ride of the Walküre" from Die Walküre

                  Bass Trombone

                      • Suggested solos:
                        • Fetter: Spain
                        • Hidas: Meditation
                        • Bozza: New Orleans
                        • Ewazen: Concerto
                        • Ritter George: Concerto
                        • Lebedev: Concerto
                        • Spillman: Concerto
                      • Suggested excerpts:
                        • Bach: "Sarabande" from Cello Suite No. 5
                        • Haydn: The Creation
                        • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"
                        • Wagner: Das Rheingold
                        • Wagner: "Ride of the Walküre" from Die Walküre

                  Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a 10 minute virtual interview with the trombone faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared for the following:

                        • Perform sight-reading on your instrument
                        • Ask questions related to trombone studies at ASU
                        • Possibly perform excerpts from your recorded audition
                        • Answer interview questions from the trombone faculty

                  You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • Two solo works or movements of contrasting style.
                      • Three standard excerpts.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application

                  For the video recorded audition, please prepare the following or similar works:

                  Tenor Trombone

                      • Suggested solos:
                        • Arnold: Fantasy
                        • Crespo: Improvisation No. 1
                        • Defaye: Deux Dances
                        • Hindemith: Sonata
                        • Martin: Ballade
                        • Ropartz: Piece in E-flat minor
                        • Stojowski: Fantasy
                        • Tomasi: Concerto
                      • Suggested excerpts:
                        • Mozart: "Tuba mirum" from Requiem
                        • Ravel: Bolero
                        • Rossini: William Tell Overture (Storm Scene)
                        • Wagner: "Ride of the Walküre" from Die Walküre
                        • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"
                        • Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel 
                        • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Battle Scene)

                  Bass Trombone

                      • Suggested solos:
                        • Fetter: Spain
                        • Hidas: Meditation
                        • Bozza: New Orleans
                        • Ewazen: Concerto
                        • Ritter George: Concerto
                        • Lebedev: Concerto
                        • Spillman: Concerto
                      • Suggested excerpts:
                        • Bach: "Sarabande" from Cello Suite No. 5
                        • Haydn: The Creation
                        • Respighi: The Fountains of Rome
                        • Rossini: William Tell Overture (Storm Scene)
                        • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"
                        • Wagner: Das Rheingold
                        • Wagner: "Ride of the Walküre" from Die Walküre
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the trombone faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round. Be prepared to play your instrument for possible sight-reading or additional playing.
                        • Perform sight-reading on your instrument
                        • Possibly perform excerpts from your recorded audition
                        • Ask questions related to trombone studies at ASU
                        • Answer interview questions from the trombone faculty
                        • If interested in a teaching assistantship, be prepared to answer questions about your teaching experience

                  Trumpet (Nov.14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Trumpet (Nov.14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                   A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                   

                  The entrance audition must display a level of development in embouchure, articulation, range, tone, flexibility and musicality that allows you to start with the listed repertoire or comparable literature. Piano accompaniment is not required for your audition.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition

                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  Master of Music

                    • Choose four contrasting pieces of music of your choice (solos, movements, pieces or etudes). A mix of "standard" and "non-standard" pieces, including pieces of varying genres is welcomed. Professor Burgstaller has a diverse musical background and appreciates diversity and all interests. Choose pieces that represent different facets of the career path you would like to pursue, and that represent your personal mix of musical background. If it is in your skillset, prepare a mix of repertoire of an original composition or an improvisation.
                    • Four standard orchestral works.
                    • Be prepared to play all major scales in two octaves where capable
                    • Improvisation: this skill is not required, but if prepared to improvise over a basic blues form, it would be welcomed.
                    • When considering your choices, plan to show your proficiency on B-flat, C and piccolo trumpets. E-flat and flugel horn are also welcomed. If you are not sure about your choices, please email Professor Joe Burgstaller at joeburgstaller@asu.edu.

                   

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                  To be considered for a virtual meeting with faculty, applicants for all doctoral performance concentrations must upload a prescreening recording to the music application and submit the application by October 1 for spring admission and December 1 for fall admission. See "Recordings + Portfolios" for technical specifications. If you pass the prescreening, you must upload a recorded audition by January 5 into your music application to be considered for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                  • Two solo works or movements of contrasting style.
                  • Three or four standard excerpts.

                  An audition is required. Please prepare the master's degree audition repertoire. Although the audition requirements are the same as the master's, anticipate that the standards for entry into the DMA in music are substantially higher than for the master's program.

                  Virtual Interview (All Applicants)Be prepared to attend a virtual meeting/lesson where you will demonstrate the above items.

                  • Several contrasting styles from the standard trumpet repertoire that demonstrate all facets of your playing and show proficiency on B-flat, C, E-flat and piccolo trumpets. 
                  • Sight-reading
                  • Transposing at sight.
                  • Orchestra excerpts from standard audition materials
                  • Answer Interview Questions such as:
                  • -Why ASU?
                    -Describe yourself as a leader and a role model.
                    -What are your career goals? 
                    -Describe yourself as a member of the trumpet studio. 
                    -What do you bring other than playing trumpet well?
                    -Share a story that illustrates your self-starting mindset.
                    -In what way do you see yourself sharing music with your community? 
                    -What type of collaborations do you pursue? 
                    -What are your primary and secondary skill sets? 
                    -DMA Only: Regarding the doctoral project at the end of your degree, what are your research interests? 
                    -DMA Only: Considering that the following 6 categories of experience are required for employment at the University level, please analyze and then share/describe where you think you currently are in regards to where you’ll need to be. How do you envision leveraging your time at ASU towards fulfilling these categories of experience? (Credit to the Musician’s Way, Preparing DMA Candidates to Win Tenure-Track Jobs, by Gerald Klickstein)
                    1) Teaching: Demonstrated success instructing students in lessons, classes, ensembles
                    2) Artistic/Scholarly Work: Significant accomplishments and impacts demonstrated
                    3) Career Development: Ongoing professional activity such that future work will meet the criteria for promotion and tenure
                    4) Recruiting: Evidence of success enrolling and retaining students in a teaching studio along with the ability to recruit students to the hiring institution
                    5) Service/Governance: Past contributions to an institution and a discipline, experience with organizational governance (e.g., by serving on committees), and capacity to execute university governance duties
                    6) Diversity/Inclusion: Knowledge of and commitment to practices for recruiting and educating students from varied backgrounds

                  Tuba (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Tuba (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                   A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  The entrance audition must display a level of development in embouchure, articulation, range, tone, flexibility and musicality that allows you to start with the listed repertoire or comparable literature. Piano accompaniment is not required for your audition.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  Master of Music

                  Auditions are 20 minutes in length.

                    • Five orchestral or band excerpts of your choice
                    • One movement from a standard solo in the repertoire (choose from below or something comparable):
                      • Vaughn Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba
                      • Penderecki: Capriccio
                      • Plog: Three Miniatures
                      • Gregson: Concerto for Tuba
                      • Szentpali: Concerto for Tuba
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a 12 minute virtual interview with the euphonium/tuba faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application. Be prepared for the following:
                      • What are your career goals?
                      • In what way do you see yourself sharing music with your community?
                      • What type of collaborations have you experience? What types can you imagine?
                      • Describe yourself as a member of the euphonium/tuba studio. What are your primary and secondary skill sets?
                      • Describe yourself in three words.

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • Two solo works or movements of contrasting style. (one standard and one newer piece in the repertoire)
                      • Three standard excerpts.
                      • One-minute video talking about ta potential creative (or research) project you are interested in pursuing.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission.

                  For the recorded audition, please prepare the following:

                      • Five orchestral or band excerpts of your choice.
                      • Prepare and perform one movement from a standard solo in the repertoire (choose from below or something comparable):
                        • John WIlliams: Concerto for Bass Tuba
                        • Penderecki: Capriccio
                        • Plog: Three Miniatures
                        • Gregson: Concerto for Tuba
                        • Szentpali: Concerto for Tuba
                      • Prepare and perform one newer piece in the repertoire - composed in the past five years (your choice)
                      • Additional demonstrations or samples of your work as a musician are welcome (jazz, composition, other styles of music, instrument double, other)
                      • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a 15 minute virtual interview with the euphonium/tuba faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application. Be prepared for the following:
                        • What are your career goals?
                        • In what way do you see yourself sharing music with your community?
                        • What type of collaborations have you experienced?
                        • What type of collaborations can you imagine?
                        • Describe yourself as a member of the euphonium/tuba studio
                        • What are your primary and secondary skill sets
                        • Describe yourself in three words
                        • Think about your doctoral project at the end of your degree. What are your research interests?
                        • If you were asked to submit an article to the ITEA Journal, what top is of interest to you?
                        • Think about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. How can you re-imagine teaching and organizing curriculum in applied music
                        • Describe yourself as a leader and role model

                  Viola (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Viola (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                   

                  Piano accompaniment is not required for your double bass audition. However, you are permitted to perform with accompaniment through your own arrangements, if you wish.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. If you are submitting your application close to the deadline, we recommend that you submit your audition at the same time. The recording may be in multiple videos, but with no editing. Applicants who have questions about repertoire selection and the audition process are encouraged to reach out directly to the appropriate professor: (Nancy.Buck@asu.edu). See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  Supplemental material, recorded or written, to augment one’s application is highly encouraged (to show curated musical experiences, previous degree recitals performed, highlight diverse programming/repertoire knowledge, etc.).

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  Master of Music

                    • J.S. Bach: Two contrasting movements from any of the unaccompanied cello suites.
                    • First movement from one of the major viola concertos, such as Bartók, Walton, Schnittke, or Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher.
                    • An additional work of contrasting style.
                    • Virtual Interview: You will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the viola faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play short excerpts of audition material on your instrument, discuss your recorded audition, answer interview questions, and ask questions of your own. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • An outer movement of a standard concerto and two movements of unaccompanied Bach.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. 

                  Submit the following :

                      • J.S. Bach: A complete unaccompanied cello suite.
                      • A complete viola concerto, such as Bartók, Walton, Hindemith, or Schnittke.
                      • An additional work composed within the last fifty years, such as Penderecki: Cadenza or Ligeti: Sonata.
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the viola faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to play sections of audition material on your instrument, discuss your recorded audition, answer interview questions, and ask questions of your own. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?" You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round. 

                  Violin (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Violin (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. 

                  Piano accompaniment is not required for your violin audition. However, you are permitted to perform with accompaniment through your own arrangements, if you wish.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. The recording may be in multiple videos, but with no editing. For concerto movements that are very long (such as Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Brahms and Beethoven), choose a 10-minute portion of the movement to record and play all cadenzas. Applicants who have questions about repertoire selection and the audition process are encouraged to reach out directly to the appropriate professor: (Swartz@asu.edu, Danwen.Jiang@asu.edu, K.McLin@asu.edu). See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  Supplemental material, recorded or written, to augment one’s application is highly encouraged (to show curated musical experiences, previous degree recitals performed, highlight diverse programming/repertoire knowledge, etc.).

                  What to Prepare for Your Recorded Audition

                  Master of Music

                    • An outer movement of a standard concerto from the 19th or 20th century.
                    • J.S. Bach: Two contrasting movements from any of the unaccompanied violin sonatas or partitas.
                    • An additional work of contrasting style.
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the violin faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application. Be prepared for the following:
                      • Answer interview questions. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?"
                      • Possible playing of your instrument
                      • Discuss your recorded audition
                      • Ask questions about the violin studios at ASU

                  Doctor of Musical Arts

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5 of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • An outer movement of a standard concerto and two movements of unaccompanied Bach.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition prepare the following:

                  Please submit one recording in a single take with no editing:

                      • A complete concerto from the 19th or 20th century.
                      • J.S. Bach: A complete unaccompanied violin sonata or partita.
                      • An additional work of contrasting style.
                    • Virtual Interview: after you successfully pass the prescreening round, you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the violin faculty one of the the virtual interview dates listed above. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview upon passing the prescreen round. Be prepared for the following:
                      • Answer interview questions. Interview questions may include: "Tell us about your musical background and interest." "What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?" and "Who, or what, has made the greatest impact (or has been the most influential thus far) in your life as a string player?"
                      • Possible playing of your instrument
                      • Discuss your recorded audition
                      • Ask questions about the violin studios at ASU

                  Voice, Music Theatre, Opera Performance (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Voice, Music Theatre, Opera Performance (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                   A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in February. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  What to Prepare for your Recorded Audition

                  Master of Music: Performance

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                        • Opera, Voice performance emphasis: Three complete classical selections: one each in French, German and Italian. One selection must be an opera aria, but not all three.
                        • Music Theatre Emphasis: One complete classical selection, one complete music theatre selection; or two complete contrasting musical theatre selections - for treble voices, one selection should demonstrate the head voice. In addition, one monologue speech, memorized with clear character choices made, 60-90 seconds in length. Choose from one of the following options:
                          • A monologue of your choosing from a published play or musical, or
                          • A monologue from the list provided here.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Roundyou will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for an interview on January 16 or February 1 for a February interview. 
                    • For the recorded audition, you can submit multiple links, but no editing should be done and should include the following:
                        • Opera and Voice performance emphasis: All pieces should be performed memorized and with accompaniment
                          • Four memorized classical pieces. At least one must be an opera aria, but not all four. Each must be in a different language. One should be in English, two should be in standard operatic languages (French, German, Italian) and the last may be in a language of your choice.
                          • A fifth selection of your choice (60 seconds or less), which demonstrates your artistic strengths, flexibility, personality and unique attributes - something that shows us who YOU are. This selection does not need to be a song; for instance, it could include spoken word, dance, movement, or a special skill such as juggling or playing an instrument.
                        • Music Theatre Emphasis: All pieces should be performed memorized and with accompaniment
                          • Thre complete contrasting musical theatre selections, whole songs and no cuttings, from contrasting time periods and/or styles demonstrating versatility, vocal quality and range. For treble voices, one selection should demonstrate head voice. One of these may be a classical selection. 
                          • A fourth selection of your choice (60 seconds or less), which demonstrates your artistic strengths, flexibility, personality and unique attributes - something that shows us who YOU are. This selection does not need to be a song; for instance, it could include spoken word, dance, movement, or a special skill such as juggling or playing an instrument.
                          • One monologue speech, memorized with clear character choices made, 60-90 seconds in length. You may choose your own from a published play, musical or from the list provided here.
                          • Dance assessment: 
                              • Required: Learn and prepare the music theatre combination. There are 3 levels from which to choose. Pick the level that best suits your knowledge of dance and you can execute with your best individual efforts and ability. Access the videos here.
                              • Required: Prepare and upload a 60-90 second clip of yourself moving/dancing. Create a piece that has some connection to the music such as story or emotion. Choose a style you feel showcases yourself best.
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the voice faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and to ask the faculty questions. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                   

                  Voice: MM Pedagogy and DMA Solo Performance (Nov. 14, Jan.16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                  Voice: MM Pedagogy and DMA Solo Performance (Nov. 14, Jan.16, Feb. 13, Feb. 27)

                   A recorded video audition for the 2020-21 admission year followed by a virtual interview with faculty is required. Plan to upload either a YouTube or Vimeo link of your video audition recording in your music application. You can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                  To be considered for a virtual meeting with faculty, applicants for all voice performance concentrations must upload a prescreening video to the music application and submit the application by Oct. 1 for spring admission and Dec. 1 for fall admission. See Recordings and Portfolio webpage for technical specifications.

                  How to Submit your Recorded Audition
                  There are no in-person auditions for 2020-21. There are two options to submit your recorded audition in the music application.

                  1. While you complete your music application: submit your YouTube or Vimeo link in your music application.

                  Or 

                  2. After you submit your music application: once you submit your music application you can add your YouTube or Vimeo link directly to your music application at a later time.

                  The Recorded Audition deadline (for fall) is January 5 for an interview on January 16 and February 1 for an interview in FebruaryYou can have multiple recordings, but no editing should be done. See the Recordings and Portfolio webpage for more details.

                   What to Prepare for your Audition

                  Master of Music (Voice Performance Pedagogy)

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.

                  The prescreening consists of the following:

                      • Three complete selections. Two selections must be classical and one may be a genre of your choice. At least two of the following languages must be represented: English, French, German and/or Italian. One selection may be an opera aria, but not all three.
                      • The prescreening must be accompanied by a live pianist or a recording of a pianist.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, you can submit multiple links, but no editing should be done and should include the following:
                    • The audition consists of:

                  Four memorized selections. Three must be classical and one may be a genre of your choice. At least three of the following languages must be represented: English, French, German and/or Italian. The last selection may be in a language of your choice. One selection may be an opera aria, but not all four.

                  A fifth selection of your choice (60 seconds or less), which demonstrates your artistic strengths, flexibility, personality and unique attributes - something that shows us who YOU are. This selection does not need to be a song; for instance, it could include spoken word, dance, movement, or a special skill such as juggling or playing an instrument.

                  The audition must be accompanied by a live pianist or a recording of a pianist.

                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the voice faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions and to ask the faculty questions. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                   Doctor of Musical Arts (Voice Performance)

                    • Prescreening Requirement: you are required submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your prescreening recording when you submit your music application. The deadline for spring admission is Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 for fall admission. If you pass the prescreening, you must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link by January 5  of a separate recorded audition into your music application for fall admission.
                      • One classical selection in French
                      • One classical selection in German
                      • One classical selection in Italian
                      • One of the above selections must be an aria.
                      • The prescreening must be accompanied by a live pianist or a recording of a pianist.
                    • Passing the Prescreening Round: you will be notified by email approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline with your prescreening decision. If you pass, you will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video recorded audition in your music application. The deadline is January 5 for fall admission. For the recorded audition, you can submit multiple links, but no editing should be done and should include the following:

                  The audition consists of: Prepare a 30-minute mini-recital. Pieces should be memorized. The audition must be accompanied by a live pianist or a recording of a pianist. Submit the following:

                      • A minimum of four song groups in different languages. Please include at least one opera aria and one oratorio aria.
                      • Scores may be used for oratorio arias only. All other repertoire must be memorized. 
                      • Please include a selection of your choice (60 seconds or less), which demonstrates your artistic strengths, flexibility, personality and unique attributes – something that shows us who YOU are. This selection does not need to be a song; for instance, it could include spoken word, dance/movement or a special skill such as juggling or playing an instrument.
                    • Virtual Interview: you will be scheduled for a virtual interview with the voice faculty on one of the virtual interview dates listed above. Be prepared to answer interview questions, ask the faculty questions, and to discuss possible research subjects and your reasons for pursuing a DMA. You will have the opportunity to select the interview date in the music application. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for preparing for your virtual interview after you submit your music application.

                   

                  Recorded Auditions for 2020-2021

                  Applicants must submit a link from YouTube or Vimeo for their recorded audition in the music application and will then be scheduled for a virtual meeting and interview with faculty.

                  Audition recordings must conform to the same audition requirements as a live audition unless otherwise noted. Submissions received by postal mail or email are not accepted. Refer to Recordings + Portfolios for acceptable formats and submission instructions.

                  AD HOC Virtual Meeting

                  Ad hoc auditions are required for harp and organ applicants and not available to voice applicants.

                  If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled audition dates for your virtual interview, it may be possible to arrange an ad hoc virtual meeting (by appointment) on another date by following these steps:

                  1. Contact a faculty member in your area to request an ad hoc virtual meeting. Note that faculty are not obligated to accommodate ad hoc requests.
                  2. Notify the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at musicadmissions@asu.edu of your ad-hoc meeting.

                  The final date for ad hoc virtual meetings is Nov. 30 for spring admission and Feb. 28 for fall admission.

                  Accommodations

                  Hotel accommodations are listed on the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau website.