Gardner-Webb University Repertoire Requirements for Scholarship Audition

Piano

  1. Three pieces (one Baroque, one Classic, and one Romantic or Contemporary), at least one of which must be memorized.
  2. Major and minor scales with arpeggios.
  3. Sight-reading will be part of the audition.
  4. A theory placement test will be given before or after the audition (student's choice).

Voice

Three contrasting selections, including 1) one aria, art song, or classical musical theater selection, 2) one art song in English, and 3) one art song in a foreign language.  All selections must be memorized.

  1. Vocalizing and sight-reading will be part of the audition.
  2. A theory placement test will be given before or after the audition (student's choice).

Organ

Prospective organ majors may audition in piano if they wish and are encouraged to do so if they have had little or no formal organ instruction.

Students wishing to audition in organ should prepare:

  1. A work from the literature of Bach.
  2. A work by a composer from the Romantic or from the Contemporary period.
  3. A hymn.
  4. Major and minor scales with arpeggios.
  5. Sight-reading will be part of the audition.
  6. A theory placement test will be given before or after the audition (student's choice).

Guitar

At least one piece should be memorized.
  1. Two contrasting pieces from different musical periods.
  2. An arpeggio study by Giuliani, Sor, Carcassi or Carulli.
  3. Two major scales of the student's choice.
  4. Sight-reading will be part of the audition.
  5. A theory placement test will be given before or after the audition (student's choice).

Band/Orchestra Instruments

  1. Two contrasting works such as a sonata, concerto movement or high school contest solo grade 5 or 6; Percussionists should have a contest-level solo on at least one instrument (snare drum, mallet instrument or timpani).
  2. One scale each: major, minor and chromatic.
  3. Percussion: Snare Drum Rudiments, Mallet Scales (as above)
  4. Sight-reading will be part of the audition.
  5. A theory placement test will be given before or after the audition (student's choice).

Guidelines for Music Major Scholarships

 

The following guidelines are in effect for all music major scholarships:

 

  1. The scholarship recipient must study the appropriate applied instrument/voice in which the scholarship was awarded, become a full-time student pursuing a music major, and enroll in the traditional sequence of courses in the music curriculum.
  2. For incoming freshmen students, the scholarship grant is renewable for a maximum of four years (eight semesters). Awards for non-Freshmen (transfers) are also renewable based on the number of semesters remaining in the degree program in which the student is enrolled.
  3. The scholarship grant will be applied to the student's account in the Business Office - one-half of the Fall Semester and one-half for the Spring Semester.
  4. A performance audition will be required on one of the authorized or arranged scholarship dates. A video will be acceptable for those living a great distance away; however, a statement must be attached to the videotape signed by the applied music teacher or a responsible school administrator that the videotape was, in fact, made by the applicant.
  5. The three, requested recommendations should be received prior to the student's scholarship audition for perusal by the audition committee.
  6. Auditions for transfer students must perform at the level of advancement in the respective applied major area.

 

 

Honors Music Scholarship rehearsals and auditions are held in Gardner Hall. The total audition time is     1-1/2 hours - 30 minutes to warm up and/or rehearse with the accompanist, 30 minutes for the audition, and 30 minutes for the theory test.  Times are assigned by the Music Office and are communicated to you the week of auditions.

 

 

References should be returned to:

Gardner-Webb University                                                                                                                                   Attn: Kim Murray
School of Performing & Visual Arts
Music Department
PO Box 7313
Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017
kmurray1@gardner-webb.edu

  

For more information or questions, please call 704.406.4448 or email kmurray1@gardner-webb.edu.