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2021 Instrumental Applicants

Please prepare a program consisting of four (4) works from the standard concert repertoire from at least three (3) of the following four periods of music:

  • Baroque     

  • Classical        

  • Romantic or Impressionist     

  • Contemporary (post-1910)

 

STRINGS AND WINDS 

One work should be a complete multi-movement sonata, or a complete suite. One work should be a movement of a concerto from the standard repertoire.

PIANO 

One or more works should be a complete multi-movement sonata, or a complete suite (note: the Beethoven Op. 49 sonatas are not acceptable)

PIPE ORGAN  

One or more works should be a complete composition of at least three movements, such as a suite, sonata, symphony, or solo concerto.

Memorization: All repertoire other than accompanied sonatas shall be performed from memory.

Repetition of Repertoire: For 2021, applicants may repeat one (1) movement or selection from a previous year’s audition. No other repertoire shall be repeated.

DEADLINE to apply: Applications for auditions listing proposed repertoire must be submitted by 11:59PM on April 30, 2021. For more information, register at musicalmerit.wildapricot.org

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2021 Vocal Applicants

Please prepare a program consisting of the following eight (8) items:      

  1. An art song or aria composed before 1800 to be sung in Italian. 

  2. An operatic aria from the 19th century standard repertoire (including Puccini, R. Strauss, and Wagner), to be sung in the original language and key.

  3. An operatic aria from the 20th or 21st centuries (after Puccini, R. Strauss, and Wagner), to be sung in the original language and key. 

  4. An aria from an oratorio or cantata. 

  5. A German art song. 

  6. A French art song. 

  7. A 20th century English language art song composed before 1950.

  8. An English language art song composed after 1950. 

    • A minimum of four (4) languages must be included. 

    • Operatic arias (as outlined in 2 and 3) may be repeated after a lapse of 3 years. 

 

​​​As an alternative to either one of #5 or #6 above, a Slavic, Spanish, Latin American, Russian, or Scandinavian art song may be sung in the original language. 


MEMORIZATION: All repertoire other than the aria from the oratorio/cantata shall be performed from memory.


Repetition of Repertoire: NEW FOR 2021: applicants may repeat one (1) piece from a previous year’s audition. 

DEADLINE to apply: Applications for auditions listing proposed repertoire must be submitted by 11:59PM on April 30, 2021. For more information, register at musicalmerit.wildapricot.org

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