Leone Buyse, faculty
The preliminary submission is by video and should include
Two contrasting movements from either the Bach Partita in A Minor or one of the following: Bach sonatas: B Minor, A Major, E Minor or E Major (accompaniment required)
Two contrasting movements from a Mozart concerto (accompaniment required)
One contrasting work of your choice
Several orchestral excerpts
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Two contrasting movements from either the Bach Partita in A Minor or one of the following Bach sonatas: B Minor, A Major, E Minor or E Major
First and second movement expositions from the Mozart Concerto in G Major, KV 313
Two other works representing different styles from the standard repertoire. Only two contrasting movements of any multiple movement work are required.
At least one of the four works should be from memory.
Brahms: Symphony No. 4, solo from movt. IV
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, opening four bars and mm. 21-30
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, solo from movt. III
St. Saëns: Voliere from Carnival of the Animals
Stravinsky: Variation from The Firebird
No accompanist is required for the audition.
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Phyllis Smith.