Wayne State University

Performance

Brass, Harp, Woodwind and Percussion Instruments
Contact: Douglas Bianchi
(313) 577-2615  ad3364@wayne.edu

All Brass, Harp, Woodwind and Percussion instrumentalists
•    Michigan Proficiency Major, minor, and chromatic scales (www.msboa.org)
•    Two prepared etudes in contrasting tempo and style.
•    Two prepared solo works from different eras. One must be a complete concerto, sonata, or suite.
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Additional requirements for:
Harp 
Scales and arpeggios (or representative etudes)
•    Two prepared solos in contrasting musical styles
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Percussion
Demonstrate percussion skills on snare drum, marimba or xylophone, and timpani, as follows:
Snare drum:
•    Long roll, open-closed-open, pp-ff-pp
•    5,7,9,13,17-stroke rolls
•    Flams, flam accent no. 1 & 2, ruff, paradiddles,ratamaque, flam tap
•    Sight reading
•    Solo piece (non-rudimental)

Marimba or xylophone: 
•    Major scales, two octaves, keys of C, F, G, D, E, A, Bb, Eb, Ab
•    Chromatic scale
•    Major and minor arpeggios, two octaves, for each of above keys
•    Sight reading
•    Three or four-mallet solo

Timpani:
•    For two drums, tune major 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths; minor 3rds, 6ths; octaves
•    Perform page 19 in the Goodman Timpani Method plus any two exercises for two or three drums
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Voice
Contact: Frances Brockington
(313) 577-2619 ad3353@wayne.edu

Three prepared pieces in different historical and contrasting styles, one English art song, one foreign-language art song (preferably Italian), one other song (in any language) or aria appropriate to the auditionee’s level.  Students must bring extra sheet music planning to use staff accompanist and $10.
•    Student must have piano accompaniments for their repertoire in the correct key
•    No recorded accompaniments
•    Scores should be legible and accessible
•    Music must be memorized
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

String Instruments
Contact: Laura Roelofs
(313) 993-4306 llroelofs@wayne.edu

Violin 
•    One 3-octave major and one melodic minor scale, with arpeggios
•    One movement from solo Bach sonatas and partitas
•    An etude of applicant's choice
•    One concerto movement or single-movement solo piece
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Viola
•    One 3-octave major and one melodic minor scale, with arpeggios
•    One movement of solo Bach
•    An etude of applicant's choice
•    One concerto movement or single-movement solo piece
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Cello
•    One 3-octave major and one melodic minor scale, with arpeggios
•    One movement from the solo Bach Suites
•    An etude of applicant's choice
•    One concerto movement or single-movement solo piece
•    Sight reading
•    Theory Placement Examination

Bass 
•    One 2-octave major and one melodic minor scale, with arpeggios
•    One movement of solo Bach or an etude of applicant's choice
•    One concerto movement or single-movement solo piece
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Guitar (classical)
Contact: Lee Dyament
(313) 577-2614  ad7674@wayne.edu

Applicants should demonstrate technical ability consistent with the satisfactory completion of method books such as Frederick Noad: Book 1 - Solo Guitar Playing, Julio Sagreras Book 1, or similar methods.
•    Major and minor scales in several positions
•    Demonstrate knowledge of chord types in several positions
•    Perform, from memory, studies and/or etudes such as those by Aguado, Brouwer, Carcassi, Giuliani, Sor, and Tarrega
•    Sight reading
•    Theory placement examination

Organ
Contact: Norah Duncan IV
(313) 577-1775  ac8468@wayne.edu
Two prepared pieces in contrasting musical style, performed on either organ or piano
•    For organ, selections should be at the level of J.S. Bach's simpler Preludes or standard hymns
•    For piano, selections should be at the level of Bach's two-part Inventions or a simpler sonata by Mozart
•    Chromatic, major and minor scales and arpeggios, two octaves (piano only)
•    Sight reading of hymns (organ only)
•    Theory placement examination

Piano
Contact: Robert Conway 
(313) 577-2676  ad4914@wayne.edu

•    Chromatic scale, major and minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves

•    From memory, three works representing any three historical styles. Examples:

          •  Baroque - a Sinfonia or Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier by Bach

          •  Classical - a pair of Sonata movements by Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart

          •  Romantic - standard work of medium difficulty, e.g., an Intermezzo by Brahms; a Mazurka, Prelude, Waltz, or Nocturne by Chopin; a   selection from Songs Without Words by Mendelssohn; an Impromptu by Schubert

          •  Impressionistic - a standard work of medium difficulty by Debussy, Faure, or Ravel

          •  Contemporary - a piece from Bartok, Mikrokosmos, Book VI; Schoenberg, Six Little Piano Pieces Op. 19; Prokofiev Sarcasms; Barber Excursions; Copland, Piano Blues

•    Sight reading

•    Theory placement examination

 
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