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DEADLINE to apply: Applications for auditions listing proposed repertoire must be submitted before April 30, 2022 at 11:59PM. For more information, register at musicalmerit.wildapricot.org

2022 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.

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

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)

Memorization: All repertoire shall be performed from memory.

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: At least two of the above works shall be performed from memory.

Repetition of Repertoire: No Final Auditions applicant may present compositions prepared for Musical Merit auditions in prior years.

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DEADLINE to apply: Applications for auditions listing proposed repertoire must be submitted before April 30, 2022 at 11:59PM. For more information, register at musicalmerit.wildapricot.org

2022 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: No Final Auditions applicant may present compositions prepared for Musical Merit auditions in prior years (with the exceptions regarding operatic arias listed under required audition repertoire).