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Audition Requirements

K-8 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Applying for 2nd Grade

PIANO
     2-3 contrasting solo pieces
     2 scales of choice (minor optional)  

STRINGS/WINDS
     2-3 contrasting solo pieces or movements of a larger work
     1 scale and accompanying arpeggio
     For violin only: the 1 scale should be 2 octaves, if possible.

Applying for Grades 3 and 4

PIANO (3 WORKS AND 2 SCALES/ARPEGGIOS/CHORDS)
     1 polyphonic piece
     1 etude
     1 piece of the candidate’s own choice
     2 scales (one major, one minor), and accompanying arpeggios or chords

STRINGS/WINDS (3 WORKS AND 2 SCALES/ARPEGGIOS)
     1 movement from a concerto (if possible)
     1 etude
     1 piece of the candidate’s own choice
     2 scales (one major, one minor), and accompanying arpeggios

Applying for Grades 5 - 8

PIANO (4 WORKS AND 2 SCALES/ARPEGGIOS)
     1 polyphonic piece
     1 etude
     1 movement from a sonata or sonatina
     1 piece of the candidate’s own choice
     2 scales (one major, one minor), and accompanying arpeggios

STRINGS/WINDS/BRASS (4 WORKS AND 2 SCALES/ARPEGGIOS)
     2 etudes/caprices
     1 movement from a concerto or two movements from a sonata
     1 piece of the candidate’s own choice
     2 scales (one major, one minor), and accompanying arpeggios

If your child is not prepared to play this repertoire, please have him/her bring three or four pieces of his/her own choice. Pieces must be played from memory.