Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2019
The submission must be played in a continuous unedited segment; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between selections will result in the disqualification of the application. All pieces should be played unaccompanied.
Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission
If you have not heard from us by January 3, 2020, please email us.
Required live audition repertoire
Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, measures 1-48
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, 1st movement measures 476-492 & 2nd movement measures 69-77
Beethoven Symphony No. 8, movement 3 Menuetto (Trio)
Brahms Symphony No. 3, movements 1 and 2 (please prepare solos and tutti passages)
Kodály: Dances Galánta, bar 31 - bar 66;
Rimsky Korsakov: Capricco: Movements I. Alborada and III. Alborada
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite: Variation of the Firebird
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate sight-reading ability with material chosen by the instructor.
For works that require piano accompaniment, the Shepherd School will provide a pianist and limited rehearsal time if requested. If the Shepherd School is to provide the pianist, all piano parts must be made available three weeks before the scheduled audition date. The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions.
Live auditions will be held on January 31, 2020
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Geoffrey Scott.