Auditions Auditions for the full-scholarship Conservatory are held only once each year. Audition Process 1. Fill out an APPLICATION FORM online and submit all required recommendations. Due May 27, 2017. 2. Send a recommendation letter from the student’s current music teacher to Meili Bell: email@example.com. Due May 27, 2017. 3. A live audition on June 3, 2017. Audition Requirements For admittance into the full-scholarship Conservatory, students must be able to show technical and musical proficiency that demonstrates — for their age — exceptional competency, consistent work ethic, and commitment. Consideration is heavily weighted towards students who show evidence of hard work. Students who accept the scholarship are expected the make GMS classes, rehearsals, concerts, and events a priority in their musical education, and are expected to adhere to the attendance policies. Repertoire Requirements Two stylistically contrasting works that demonstrate the student’s abilities. See examples below. 3 octave scale/arpeggios in all keys; at a slow tempo and rapid tempo. Instruments We will hear auditions from the following instruments: Violin Viola Cello Bass Bassoon Flute Clarinet Oboe Guitar Piano Repertoire Examples These are examples intended as a guideline for audition repertoire selection. None of the presented selections is mandatory. Violin Students who have successfully auditioned in the past have presented the following repertoire: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto 3rd mvt Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Mvt. 1 Mozart Violin Concerto #3, #4, #5, 1st mvt. Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro Mozart Rondo Viola Students who have successfully auditioned in the past have presented the following repertoire: Bach Cello Suites J.C. Bach/Casadesus Concerto Bruch Romance Hoffmeister Viola Concerto Stamitz Viola Concerto Piano Students who have successfully auditioned in the past have presented the following repertoire: Age 9: Mozart Sonata K.570 1st Mvt; Bach Sinfonia Age 14: Beethoven Sonata Op. 10, #2, Liszt Sonnetto 104 del Petraca Cello Suggested Repertoire: 7-10 yrs Popper: Gavotte Squire: Tarantella Squire: Bourree Squire: Danse Rustique Bach: Prelude to Suite in G Major Bach: Bourrees I & II from Suite in C Major Eccles: Sonata in g minor, mvmts 1 or 2 Goltermann: Rondo from Concerto No 4, Op 65 Breval: Rondo from Concerto No. 2 in D Major Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, Op. 3 No 9, Allegro 11-14 yrs Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, 1st or 2nd mvmt Saint-Saens: Allegro Appassionato Bach: Prelude to Suite in d minor Bach: Prelude to Suite in C Major Faure: Elegie Sammartini: Sonata in G Major, 1st mvmt Boccherini: Concerto in Bb Major, mvmt 2 Bloch: Kol Nidrei 15-17 yrs A first movement from any of the following standard concerti: Boccherini Bb, Saint-Saens a minor, Shostakovich, Elgar, Lalo, Kabalevsky, Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody Brahms: Sonata in e minor, 1st mvmt Popper: Tarantella Shostakovich: Sonata in d minor Op 40, mvmt 2 A prelude or gigue from one of the Bach Suites ___ Please contact Meili Bell with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org The Gifted Music School does not discriminate in any way. Race, disability, or financial background has no part in our application process or operating policies.