Leone Buyse, faculty
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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 (accompaniment required)
» Two complete contrasting movements from a Mozart concerto (accompaniment required.) Cadenzas are not necessary but may be played if desired.
» One contrasting work of your choice
» Several orchestral excerpts
» 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 two different styles from the standard repertoire.
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: Volière from Carnival of the Animals
Stravinsky: Variation from The Firebird
A pianist is not required for the audition.
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Phyllis Smith.