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Major Auditions

Voice - Piano - Instrumental

Every opportunity with JBU Music & Theatre begins with an audition—from scholarships to program placement to ensemble participation.

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1. Voice Major Audition Requirements:

a. Performance of two prepared selections: at least one art song from traditional repertoire (foreign language preferred) and a second contrasting selection (musical theatre and contemporary commercial styles are permitted). For Worship Arts majors, one selection may be a praise and worship song.

b. Demonstration of skills at the keyboard or other instrument, if applicable.

2. Piano or Organ Major Audition Requirements:

a. Performance of two prepared selections from traditional literature, representing contrasting style periods. For Worship Arts majors, one selection may be an arrangement of a praise and worship song or traditional hymn.

b. Playing of the scale and arpeggio on the tonic chord from any major or minor key.

3. Instrumental Major Audition Requirements:

a. Performance of two contrasting selections demonstrating lyrical playing and technical proficiency. Repertoire may include studies, etudes and sonata or concerto literature, classical in nature. Sample repertoire is that of state solo and ensemble competitions.

b. Playing of major scales through four sharps and four flats demonstrating the full range of the instrument.

c. Sight-reading a short excerpt.

NOTE: Bass players, guitar players and set drummers may send a recording consisting of a demonstration of playing in contemporary styles and improvising. Recorded excerpts from ensembles such as jazz bands, combos and worship teams may be included to demonstrate abilities in ensemble playing.

 

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