Audition Procedures (cont)
There is not a prescribed music solo list for the audition. Musical selections of the standard academic repertoire for your instrument or voice are appropriate. Two or three selections of contrasting style are preferred. The faculty will be looking for an appropriate level of competency and repertoire difficulty for the freshman level, above average musicality, and potential for growth. Memorization is encouraged but not mandatory. The performance will last approximately 10 minutes.
Piano/Organ majors should prepare classical selections, etudes, and other types of keyboard literature, preferably from different time periods. Pianists should also prepare 4 octave scales.
Voice majors should be familiar with different styles of vocal literature such as art songs and opera/ oratorio. Piano accompaniment will be provided for voice auditions if needed, or you can provide your own.
Piano proficiency is encouraged for all voice majors especially those planning a career in education.
Brass/Woodwind/String/Percussion majors can perform any of the standard solo literature for the particular instrument. Piano accompaniment is not a requirement.
Students auditioning for acceptance by the music department will also be tested in basic theory, tonal memory, and rhythm skills. Accepted music students are offered the opportunity to take a theory placement test before the fall semester of the freshman year for correct placement.
A question and answer time will be available to you and your parents to answer any questions about the music programs. Current GCC music majors will also be available to answer any questions about student life and their experiences in the department and ensembles.
You are encouraged to schedule your audition on the earliest date possible.
Please FAX 724-458-2164 or bring the personal data sheet to the Music Department on audition day if you have not previously completed the form.
In case of poor weather conditions, your interview and audition can be re-scheduled. All telephone calls to the Department of Music should be made to 724-458-2084.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled audition time so that you are able to warm-up. You will be greeted at room 107 in the upper level of the Pew Fine Arts Center.
The Faculty of the Grove City College Music Department look forward to meeting with you.