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LET THE MUSIC MOVE U - Enroll in the School of Music! 

With world-class faculty, an inclusive, student-focused learning environment, and over 350 students in 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the School of Music fosters the next generation of performers, composers, scholars, and educators. The School of Music’s state-of-the-art facilities include four concert halls that support live streaming, an opera production center, a music library dedicated to student success, and a music technology studio with the latest gear.

The School is dedicated to serving the art of music and furthering student careers by supporting their participation in national/international music festivals, conferences, competitions, and recordings.


The deadline for University Admissions early action and University Merit Scholarship consideration is Dec 1, 2021. APPLY NOW.

blockuSTEP 1: APPLY TO THE U

Apply to the University of Utah to recieve a UNID (university identification number).

scholarshipsSTEP 2: APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

After you’re accepted into the U, apply for scholarships.

auditionSTEP 3: AUDITION

Sign up for an audition to be admitted into the School of Music and qualify for music scholarships.

 

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC ADMISSIONS

Undergraduate

STEP 1) Be familiar with your degree program characteristics and requirements.

STEP 2) Check all deadlines and necessary materials for application, and make a plan to follow the steps meeting the deadlines.

STEP 3) Apply for admission to the University of Utah.

STEP 4) Submit a scholarship application by February 15th (Earlier application is encouraged: The deadline University Merit Scholarship consideration is December 1, 2021.)

STEP 5) Auditions for the 2022-2023 school year will be held on January 29 and February 12, 2022.

STEP 6) Take either:

  • The First-Year Theory Rudiments Diagnostic Assessment for freshman
  • The Theory/Musicianship Placement Exam for transfer students. See more information.

Admissions Deadlines 

Fall 2022 - The deadline for University Admissions early action and University Merit Scholarship consideration is December 1, 2021.

Auditions for the 2022-2023 school year will be held on January 29 and February 12, 2022.

Scholarship applications are due by February 15th (Earlier application is encouraged)

Graduate

STEP 1) Be familiar with the Degree Program Guidelines and characteristics

STEP 2) Check with the respective area head or faculty member to determine if there is space in the program before applying. There may not be space in your desired program, and your application fee will not be refunded.

STEP 3) Check all deadlines and necessary materials and make a plan to meet the deadlines

STEP 4) International Students: Review information regarding English Proficieny and TOEFL score policies.

STEP 5)  Apply for admission to the University of Utah. You will need to upload:

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Check other specific documentation according to your Degree Program Guidelines

If you cannot upload your transcripts, mail them to:

Admissions Office, Graduate Admissions Division
201 S. 1460 E. Room 250 SSB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

All other materials that cannot be uploaded, including recommendations, scores, and recordings, should be sent to:

Academic Coordinator School of Music
The University of Utah
1375 E Presidents Circle Rm. 204
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 

STEP 6) Apply for a Graduate Student Assistantship

STEP 7)  Audition on your primary instrument or voice.
Some degree programs require submission of materials in lieu of an audition; see Degree Program Guidelines for additional information.

STEP 8) Once accepted, take the mandatory Graduate Placement Examinations

For questions regarding Admissions please contact Sasha Bainson: 801-585-6972, sasha.bainson@utah.edu

Domestic Applicants Deadlines

Fall  | Feb. 15
Spring  | Oct. 1
Summer  | Mar. 15

International Applicants Deadlines

Fall  | Jan. 15
Spring  | Sept. 1
Summer  | Feb. 15

Full-time Graduate Teaching Assistantships include:

• Full tuition waivers with $15,251 annual stipend (20 hrs work per week), or half tuition waivers with $7,626 annual stipend (10 hrs work per week). 

• Classroom and studio teaching experiences.

• Teaching under the mentorship of outstanding faculty instructors.

Please fill out the application here

DEADLINE: February 15, 2022

Please contact Dr. Hasse Borup, Director of Graduate Studies, for further information.
801-581-6692 | Hasse.Borup@music.utah.edu

International

International students need to fulfill other requirements outside of the regular university application. Obtaining necessary documents for international applicants can cause time delays; please plan accordingly to meet all deadlines.

International Undergraduate Admission

International Graduate Admissions

  • Undergraduate applicants must receive an 80 on the iBT in order to qualify for admission to the University of Utah and the School of Music.
  • Graduate applicants must receive an 85 on the iBT OR a 6.5 on the IELTS in order to qualify for admission to the School of Music.
  • All international applicants, including students who have completed other degrees in the United States, must submit a recent TOEFL or IELTS score (scores must be less than two years old).

Register for the TOEFL Test

Register for the IELTS Test

The International Center serves as the primary campus contact for international students, scholars, and alumni.

International Student Orientation

Visa Information

Health Insurance and Immunization

 

Questions?

REQUEST INFO about admissions

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

All auditioning applicants are automatically considered for Music scholarships. In order for the School of Music to offer you a scholarship, you must apply to the University of Utah and follow the instructions for applying for Scholarships at the University of Utah. Music scholarships require an audition,  are merit based and need to be renewed annually.

STEP 1) Apply to the University of Utah Within 5-10 days you will receive your University Network Identification Number (UNID).

STEP 2) Complete the General Scholarship Application by February 15th (Earlier application is encouraged). The early action deadline for University Admissions and University Merit Scholarship consideration is December 1, 2021. Use your UNID to Sign In to the University of Utah Scholarship System.

STEP 3) To qualify for admission to the School of Music and music scholarships, schedule an Audition (UNID not required) 

STEP 1) Apply to the University of Utah. Within 5-10 days you will receive your University Network Identification Number (UNID).

STEP 2) Schedule an Audition immediately (UNID not required)

Marching Band Scholarships require an audition.

Non-music majors please contact Dr. Brian Sproul, to schedule an audition. For Utah Drumline audition information, CLICK HERE.

Students intending to be Music Majors - Auditions for the 2022-2023 school year will be held on January 29 and February 12, 2022.

STEP 3) Complete the General Scholarship Application. Use your UNID to Sign In to the University of Utah Scholarship System.

STEP 4) Apply for Marching Band Scholarships. Use your UNID to Sign In to the University of Utah Scholarship System and complete the Marching Band Performance Scholarship. The deadline for applying for Marching Band Scholarship is April 30, 2022.

Full-time Graduate Teaching Assistantships include:

• Full tuition waivers with $15,251 annual stipend (20 hrs work per week), or half tuition waivers with $7,626 annual stipend (10 hrs work per week). 

• Classroom and studio teaching experiences.

• Teaching under the mentorship of outstanding faculty instructors.

Please fill out the application here

DEADLINE: February 15, 2022

Please contact Dr. Hasse Borup, Director of Graduate Studies, for further information.
801-581-6692 | Hasse.Borup@music.utah.edu

Given annually to support performances or scholarly work that expands knowledge and appreciation of the works of Leroy Robertson and his legacy. Student applicants must be full-time during the award semester or, if applying for summer, during the prior semester. Applicants may apply as a team; one team member must be a University of Utah faculty or student.
 
Application Deadline: October 30, 2018 for Fall 2018
 
 
2018 Award Amount = up to a maximum $1,000 for an individual submission and up to a maximum $2500 for a group submission

Eligible students include junior, senior and graduate orchestral bowed string students in good standing who are currently also participating in chamber music (violin, viola, cello, and bass). Students may apply as a performing group. 
 
Application Deadline April 10, 2020
 
 
2020 Award Amount = Up to $1,000

The Lou Turilli Music Scholarship for Underrepresented Students seeks to recruit and retain students from traditionally underrepresented communities who have demonstrated a commitment to increasing access to jazz and/or classical music.

Please fill out the application here. 

The Union Music Service Scholarship seeks to recognize and financially support students who share their musical skills with our community’s underserved populations.

Please fill out the application here. 

The six academic units in the College of Fine Arts offer more than 120 scholarships each year collectively. Learn more. 

Scholarships Notifications:

1. Expect to receive scholarship notification by mid-March to mid-April.

2. If you are offered a scholarship, please accept or decline the offer by the date on the scholarship agreement. After this date this offer may be awarded to other music students.

3. Before your scholarship is posted to your tuition account, you will need to write a thank you letter to your scholarship supporter, if required.

4. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, full-time student status is required. Undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, and graduate students must register for a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester.

5. During the academic year, you must fulfill the requirements outlined in your scholarship agreement.

 

AUDITIONS

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Fall 2022 AUDITIONS

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022

Auditions for the 2022-2023 school year will be held January 29 or February 22, 2022.

Step 1)  Schedule audition time for either January 29, 2022 or February 12, 2022.

Step 2) To audition, please see below the requirements for your instrument/voice and the degree you intend to pursue. 

Step 3) Two days prior to your audition day submit the Audition Information Form.

 

All undergraduate music major and music minor applicants are required to audition on their major instrument or voice.

All performance-based graduate degrees require an audition. Applicants to graduate programs in music education, composition, music theory and musicology do not audition, but have other admission requirements.

SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION


QUESTIONS?
Contact the head of your area of study

Most ensembles hold separate auditions the week before fall semester. Visit the Ensemble Auditions and Studio Placement page for more information

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

  • 10-minute audition
  • Two selections in contrasting style
  • A major and minor scale of your choice.
  • Piano accompaniment is optional and must be provided by candidate.

  • 10-minute audition
  • Two selections in contrasting style
  • A major and minor scale of your choice. For harp, scales are not required. Memorization is strongly encouraged. Piano accompaniment is optional and must be provided by candidate.

  • 15-minute audition
    1. Snare Drum Solo or Etude of choice (orchestral or rudimental):
      • Examples: Pieces by Peters, Cirone, Delecluse, Jeff Queen, Matt Savage or equivalent.
    2. Two Mallet Keyboard Solo or Etude of choice:
      • Two Mallet Examples: Gottlieb Masterworks for Mallets, George Hamilton Green Xylophone Rags, Goldenberg Modern School for Xylophone or equivalent.
    3. Four Mallet Keyboard Solo of choice (marimba or vibraphone):
      • Four Mallet Examples: Pieces by Abe, Peters, Ford, Stout, Burritt, Musser, Smadbeck, Zivkovic, Schmitt, Tanaka, Sammutt, Kopetzki, Miki, Burton, Friedman or equivalent.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

  1. Timpani Solo or Etude of student choice:
    • Examples: Pieces by Nick Woud, Carter, Delecluse or equivalent.
  2. OR
  3. Drum set: a sample of your time / style playing/ soloing in the following styles: up-tempo swing, funk and Latin/ Afro-Cuban (choose 1: bossa nova, samba, mambo, 12/8 Afro-Cuban) 3 minute time limit.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED LIST

  • 10-minute audition
  • One classical song in English, Italian, French or German. No pop, rock or musical theatre. Candidates must provide own piano accompaniment, no recorded accompaniment.
  • Brief interview with audition panel will follow audition.

  • 15-minute audition
  • One major and one harmonic minor scale of candidate’s choice
  • Group or solo selection from jazz repertoire. Professional level play-along recordings such as those by Jamey Aebersold are acceptable; playback system will be provided. Drum set, piano, bass and guitar amps are provided. Guitarists, bring patch cords.

  • Composition, Theory, Music Education, History/Literature, BA in Music, Music Minor
    • Prepare two piano solo works in contrasting style from traditional piano repertoire.
      • Examples:
        1. Any work of Bach
        2. Any movement from sonata by Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
        3. Any Romantic  work by composers in Romantic, Impressionist, or 20th Century periods.
  • Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy
    1. Prospective students are expected to prepare a minimum of 15 minutes of music for the audition. Memorization is required.
    2. Audition duration: 10 minutes. At the discretion of the Piano Faculty, students may be asked for specific portions of any of the prepared repertoire.
    3. A Baroque work by JS Bach, Handel, Rameau, Scarlatti, or others.
      • Examples: any Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Scarlatti Sonatas, and movements from major Baroque Suites are also acceptable.
    4. A first-movement Allegro of a Classical Sonata by Mozart (except Sonata K. 545), Haydn, Beethoven (except Sonatas Op. 49 No. 1 or 2), Schubert, or Hummel.
    5. A Romantic work.
      • Examples: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66, or a selection from larger cycles such as Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16.
    6. One Virtuoso Etude
      • Examples: Chopin Etude Op. 25, No. 2
    7. Any repertoire requests outside the specific requirements listed above must be approved by the Head of the Piano Area before the scheduled audition.

  • 15-20 minute audition
  • Prepare one Baroque piece and one post-Baroque piece.
  • Memorization is not required.
  • Audition includes coaching time with the faculty.

  • 10-minute audition
  • Two prepared works
    1. Etude by one of the following: Sor, Aguado, Carcassi, Carulli or Giuliani
    2. Composition of candidate's choice from Baroque (e.g. Sanz, Bach, Weiss), Romantic (e.g. Tarrega), or 20th-century (e.g. Torroba, Villa-Lobos, Ponce) guitar literature. Consult The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, vols. 1 & 2, for examples
  • A major and minor scale of your choice. Memorization is strongly encouraged. Piano accompaniment is optional and must be provided by candidate.
  • Sight read ensemble parts: single-line melody and accompaniment.

  • Audition on your major instrument or voice, using above guidelines. At audition, please inform panel of your intended degree program.

For individuals that cannot attend an audition in-person due to distance for the undergraduate program. You may submit a link to your audition video to scholarships@music.utah.edu before Feburary 12, 2022.  Your audition video should capture your entire body as you perform the audition requirements listed under your area below. Additionally, please be sure that the lighting in the space you are recording in is bright enough to see your face. Note: Brass and woodwind players must show their embouchure in the video-recording. The unedited audition video should be recorded no earlier than 6 months before February 12, 2022.

Masters Audition Requirements

  • 20-minute audition
  • Submit a link to a video recording to Sasha Bainson, Academic Coordinator. The video should include both rehearsal and performance and should be positioned to show the front of the conductor. At the discretion of the faculty, candidates may be asked to perform a live audition. Please see complete program guidelines for details.

  • 20-minute audition
  • Prepare two jazz standards from memory. One of two should be an up-tempo swing and second should demonstrate contrasting style such as Jazz Waltz, Bossa or Ballad. Play-along recordings, such as those by Jamie Aebersold, are acceptable and playback system will be provided.
  • Candidates must be prepared to play all major scales and any of its seven modes (Dorian, Phrygian, etc.), and all forms of minor scales in any key (two octaves for guitar and keyboards).
    Drum set, piano, bass and guitar amps are provided only on designated February audition dates, unless arrangements are made in advance. Guitarists bring patch chords. Please see complete program guidelines for details

  • 20-minute audition
  • Four selections: one must be in English; one must be an aria. Different styles and languages are encouraged. No pop, rock or musical theatre. Candidates auditioning are responsible for providing accompaniment.
  • Brief interview with audition panel will take place following audition process.

  • 20-minute audition
  • Two contrasting works plus five standard orchestral excerpts of candidate's choice.
  • Piano accompaniment is optional for live auditions and must be provided by candidate. Accompaniment preferred for recorded auditions.

  • 20-minute audition
    1. Snare Drum
      1. Snare Drum Solo of choice:
        • Examples: Pieces by Delecluse, Tompkins, Masson, Martynciow, Modern Snare Drum Competition list, or equivalent.
      2. Snare Drum Orchestral Excerpts:
        1. Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Movement 3
          1. Letter D to G (do not observe excessive measures of rests)
        2. Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Movement 4
          1. 4 measures before Letter N to U (do not observe excessive measures of rests)
    2. Keyboard / Mallets
      1. One movement of choice from:
        1. J. S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin or Suites for Solo Cello or equivalent. No repeats
      2. Four mallet: an advanced level marimba solo of choice:
        1. Examples: Vinao: Kahn Variations, Schwantner: Velocities, Thomas: Merlin, Lansky: Three Moves, Tanaka: Two Movements for Marimba, Miyake: Chain, Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water, or equivalent.
      3. Orchestral Excerpts:
        1. Stravinsky: Firebird (complete Ballet, 1910), mm 127 - 133
        2. One additional contrasting excerpt of your choice
    3. Timpani
      1. Timpani Solo of student choice:
        1. Examples: Pieces by Carter, Woud, Delecluse or equivalent.
      2. Orchestral Excerpts:
        1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – Movement I (4 before T to V)
        2. One additional contrasting excerpt of your choice.
    4. Multi-Percussion – video submission through YouTube link. Email to mike.Sammons@utah.edu
      1. A full-length recording of a solo work of choice:
        1. Examples: Lang: Anvil Chorus, Unchained Melody, Xenakis: Rebonds, Kopetski: Canned Heat or equivalent.
    5. Choose ONE of the following video submissions through YouTube link. Email to mike.Sammons@utah.edu
      1. Drumset: a sample of your time / style playing/ soloing in the following styles: up-tempo swing, funk, bossa nova, samba, mambo, 12/8 Afro-Cuban. 3 minute time limit.
      2. Global Music: a demonstration of your understanding of basic tones, sense of groove/feel and clear communication of style. May include, but not limited to: Afro-Cuban hand drums and percussion; Samba (all styles); pan-African hand drums and percussion; steel pan; middle-eastern frame drums/percussion, etc...

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED LIST

  • 20-minute audition
  • Two contrasting works, one should be Bach or similar. Piano accompaniment is optional for live auditions and must be provided by candidate. Accompaniment preferred for recorded auditions.

  • Prepare a 40-50 minute solo recital program of music from at least three representative periods. Memorization is required.
    Recommended Repertoire (suggested guidelines)
    • Baroque: Bach preludes and fugues, partitas, English suites, Italian Concerto or other substantial work.
    • Classical: Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn: first or last movements from sonatas.
    • Romantic: Chopin impromptus, polonaises, scherzi or ballades; Schubert: impromptus, sonata movements
    • Impressionist: Debussy, etudes or preludes; Ravel, Sonatine, Gaspard de la nuit, Tombeau de Couperin, Mirrors (all or selected).
    • 20th/21st Century: discretion of the candidate.
  • Brief interview with audition panel will follow audition

  • Please contact Dr. Ning Lu with inquiries. Although it is recommended to bring your own collaborator(s) for this audition, you may contact Professor Jeffrey Price for assistance in providing local collaborators.
  • There is no language requirement for entrance into the program.
  • Prepare a 10-20 minute solo audition in addition to a 10-20 minute instrumental and vocal audition. (30 minutes total) (Candidates must choose repertoire from A. B. and C.)
    1. Instrumental collaborative repertoire
      • Choose from the list. Comparable repertoire is permissible but must be approved prior to the audition at the time of application
      • Choose one sonata (or movements) from the list below (or comparable)
        • Beethoven Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"
        • Brahms Clarinet/Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1
        • Brahms Clarinet/Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
        • Prokofiev Sonata in D Major, Op. 94, (flute or violin)
    2. Vocal collaborative repertoire
      • Choose from the list. Comparable repertoire is permissible but must be approved prior to the audition at the time of application.
      • Prepare audition from the selections below (or comparable) in the original key:
        • Barber: The Monk and His Cat, from Hermit Songs
        • Debussy: II pleure dans mon Coeur, from Ariettes oubliees
        • Puccini: Che gelida manina, La Boheme
        • Schubert: Die Forelle
        • Strauss: Allerseelen
    3. Solo Repertoire
      • Prepare a solo program of music from at least two representative periods. Memorization is required.
        • Baroque: Bach preludes and fugues, partitas, English suites, Italian Concerto or other substantial work.
        • Classical: Beethoven, Mozart, or Haydn: first or last movements from sonatas.
        • Romantic: Chopin impromptus, polonaises, scherzi or ballades; Schubert: impromptus, sonata movements
        • Impressionist: Debussy, etudes or preludes; Ravel, Sonatine, Gaspard de la nuit, Tombeau de Couperin, Mirrors (all or selected)
        • 20th/21st Century: Discretion of the candidate
  • A brief sight reading example and interview with audition panel will follow audition.

  • Prepare a 20-30 minute program of music from at least three representative periods. Memorization is required.
    Recommended Repertoire (suggested guidelines)
    • Baroque: Bach preludes and fugues, partitas, English suites, Italian Concerto or other substantial work.
    • Classical: Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn: first or last movements from sonatas.
    • Romantic: Chopin impromptus, polonaises, scherzi or ballades; Schubert: impromptus, sonata movements
    • Impressionist: Debussy, etudes or preludes; Ravel, Sonatine, Gaspard de la nuit, Tombeau de Couperin, Mirrors (all or selected).
    • 20th/21st Century: discretion of the candidate.
  • Brief interview with audition panel will follow audition.

  • 15-20 minute audition
  • Prepare one Baroque piece and one post-Baroque piece.
  • Memorization is not required.
  • Audition includes coaching time with the faculty. 

  • 10-minute teaching video recording
  • Video should show a sample of the applicant's teaching in either an applied or rehearsal setting.
  • Submit a link to the teaching video recording to Sasha Bainson, Academic Coordinator.

DMA Audition Requirements

  • 20-minute audition
  • Submit a link to the video recording to Sasha Bainson, Academic Coordinator.The video should include both rehearsal and performance and should be positioned to show the front of the conductor. At the discretion of the faculty, candidates may be asked to perform a live audition. Please see complete program guidelines for details.

  • 20-minute audition
  • Five selections: one must be in English; one must be an aria. Different styles and languages are encouraged. Candidates auditioning are responsible for providing accompaniment.
  • Brief interview with audition panel will take place following audition process.

  • 20-minute audition
  • Two solo works in contrasting style from standard repertoire, plus five standard orchestral excerpts of candidate’s preference.
  • Piano accompaniment is optional for live auditions and must be provided by candidate. Accompaniment preferred for recorded auditions.

  • 20-minute audition
  • One solo work of candidate’s choice, the exposition to the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and cadenzas from Nielsen Concerto.
  • Orchestral Excerpts: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 (from Cailliet’s “Orchestral Passages for the Clarinet from the Modern French Repertoire”), Mendelssohn Scherzo (beginning to bar 48), and Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 (mvt. 3: opening solo through bar 47).

  • 20-minute audition
  • Two contrasting movements from sonatas and partitas for solo violin, or suites for solo solo cello/viola/double bass by J.S. Bach
  • One movement from a major standard concerto
  • One Paganini Caprice or equivalent. Piano accompaniment is optional for live auditions and must be provided by candidate. Accompaniment preferred for recorded auditions.

  • 20-minute audition
    1. Snare Drum
      1. Snare Drum Solo or Etude of choice
        • Examples: Delecluse, Joseph Tompkins, Masson, Martynciow, Macarez or equivalent)
      2. Excerpts:
        1. Prokofiev: Lt. Kije - Birth of Kije (Rehearsals 1–2)
        2. One additional contrasting excerpt of your choice
    2. Keyboard / Mallets
      1. One movement of choice from (2 or 4 mallet)
        • J. S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin or Suites for Solo Cello – no repeats
      2. Four mallet: an advanced level marimba solo of choice.
        • (Examples Include: one movement from Vinao: Kahn Variations, Schwantner: Velocities, Thomas: Merlin, Lansky: Three Moves, Tanaka: Two Movements for Marimba, Miyake: Chain, Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water, etc...or equivalent)
      3. Excerpts:
        1. Xylophone: Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (opening passage)
        2. One additional contrasting excerpt of your choice
    3. Timpani
      1. Timpani Solo of student choice:
        • Advanced-level timpani solo/etude of your choice which demonstrates basic stroke/tone production and rolls at various dynamics (Orphaly, Hochrainer, Carter, Delecluse, etc...or equivalent)
      2. Excerpts:
        1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – Movement I (2 before T to 3 before U)
        2. One additional contrasting excerpt of your choice
    4. Multi-Percussion – video submission through youtube link.
      • A full-length recording of a solo work of choice (Lang: Anvil Chorus, Unchained Melody, Xenakis: Rebonds A or B, Hollinden: Cold Pressed, Kopetski: Canned Heat, etc...or equivalent.)
    5. CHOOSE one of the following video submissions through youtube link. Email to mike.Sammons@utah.edu
      1. Drumset: a sample of your time playing/ soloing in at least 2 contrasting styles. This may be done with a play-along recording or live band. Examples may include: medium swing, up-tempo swing, rock, funk, samba, bossa nova, songo, mambo, 12/8 Afro-Cuban, ballad-brushes, odd-time signatures, etc...
      2. Global Music: a demonstration of your understanding of basic tones, sense of groove/feel and clear communication of style. May include, but not limited to: Afro-Cuban hand drums and percussion; Samba (all styles); pan-African hand drums and percussion; steel pan; middle-eastern frame drums/percussion; etc...

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED LIST

  • Pre-Screening strongly recommended. Live audition required. If invited by the piano faculty to perform a live audition, the candidate must come to the University of Utah campus to be considered for admission.
  • Pre-screening: Submit an hour-long, unedited video recording to Sasha Bainson, Academic Coordinator, no later than December 1st for fall admission or August 16th for spring admission. The choice of repertoire will be considered on musical and technical merit, as well as the artistic level of the performance.
  • Live Audition: Applicants should come prepared to perform an hour-long program. The faculty will select 20-30 minutes from the prepared repertoire to have the student perform. Memorization is required.
  • Brief interview with audition panel will follow audition process.

 PhD Audition Requirements

  • 10-minute teaching video recording
  • Video should show a sample of the applicant's teaching in either an applied or rehearsal setting.
  • Submit a link to the teaching video recording to Sasha bainson, Academic Coordinator.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/14/21