Director of Music Admissions
Mailing Address and Phone
Shepherd School of Music
Rice University – MS 532
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
William Ver Meulen, faculty
Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2012
The video submission should be recorded so that all orchestral excerpts are played in succession in any order you wish without stopping the recording or editing. Solos may be pre-recorded.
The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $20 fee to use this service.
Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission
Exposition of Mozart Concerto No. 2, 3 or 4
Solo of choice
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (opening horn solo in first horn part)
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte (opening horn solo in first horn a part)
Mahler Symphony No. 1, movement 3 (m. 13 - 15 in second horn)
Beethoven Symphony No. 7, movement 1 (m. 84-102 in first horn part).
For copies of the above orchestral excerpts, please send your name and intended degree program to Geoffrey Scott.
Live audition dates are January 28, February 4 and 11, 2013
Required undergraduate live audition repertoire
Two contrasting solos of your choice
(examples: Mozart No. 2 or No. 4 contrasted with a Strauss concerto)
Excerpts which cover the following criteria:
soft and low (examples: Mahler 1st low tutti or Variation 8 of Strauss’ Don Quixote)
soft and high (examples: Ravel G major piano concerto or Pavane)
loud and low (examples: Shostakovich 5th low tutti or Variation 7 of Don Quixote)
loud and high (examples: Beethoven 7th or Wagner Siegfried Call)
A work that encompasses the full range
(examples: openings of Ein Heldenleben or Till Eulenspiegel)
Scales, sight-reading, and transposition will be tested
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Geoffrey Scott.