Bluefield College Wind & String Audition

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Bluefield College Wind & String Audition Requirements About the audition All incoming music majors are required to perform an audition. Other incoming students from any major are eligible to audition for music scholarships. The audition process consists of a musical performance and a personal interview with Music Department Faculty. The audition serves two purposes. First, the audition is required for formal acceptance into the Music Department and placement in ensembles. Secondly, the audition qualifies students to receive Music Department scholarships. Wind and string instruments Prospective wind and string players are expected to present the following as part of their audition: 1. An etude or solo demonstrating technical proficiency. The emphasis is on technique and skill and is usually a faster tempo. 2. An etude or solo demonstrating lyrical technique. Emphasis is on beauty of tone and melodic interpretation and is usually a moderate or slow tempo. 3. Prospective students may bring their own accompanist. A Bluefield College accompanist may be provided if requested in advance with the music faculty. 4. Students are generally expected to provide their own instruments. However, certain larger instruments (tuba, double bass) are owned by the school and may be used in the audition if requested. To request an audition, or for more information, contact Dr. Charles Priest, Director of Instrumental Studies ([email protected]).