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Audition Requirements


Students enrolling in music lessons for the first time must audition with the appropriate faculty sponsor (Lessons Instructor page). Auditions should happen the semester before a student begins taking lessons, however some exceptions may be made for new students, students who were off campus the prior semester, and at the faculty sponsor’s discretion. Listed below are specific requirements for lesson auditions by instrument/ensemble.  For information about audition requirements for all other instruments, please contact the appropriate faculty sponsor.


Jazz Lessons
Prepare two pieces: one jazz standard and a blues
All major scales
Sight read
Or, attend the Jazz Ensemble Auditions
Information available on August 1

Guitar Lessons
Prepare two pieces of contrasting styles and tempo
Pieces must be approved by Paul Merrill
All major scales
Sight Read a simple melody