Graduate Auditions: Principal Instrument/Voice for Applied Majors and Concentrations

Double Bass

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Current string majors must qualify by audition for graduate study. The student makes arrangements for the audition by consulting the coordinator of the string department. Approval of the audition should be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

In all classical auditions, an emphasis is placed on musicianship, technical proficiency, tonal beauty and potential growth and development of the student. All jazz auditions place an emphasis on "time feel," style, technical proficiency, tone production, musicianship and the potential growth of the student.

  • Master's Level: two movements from any Bach cello suite; two movements from the standard concerto literature, One other solo work demonstrating the range and diversity of the applicant's abilities; Four standard orchestral excerpts. At least one solo work should be from memory.
  • Doctoral Level: One full recital demonstrating different styles. An unaccompanied work (or movement) of Bach should be included. One virtuosic concert piece or a standard concerto should be included. A portion of the program should be memorized.
  • Jazz Master's Degree: See www.jazz.unt.edu
Bassoon

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Audition Requirements

  • Master's Level: (A bachelor's degree recital program performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the MM in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.)

    Single Instrument Major: The MM audition is 15 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student), as well as a major work on the principle instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principle (major) instrument is the same as for the single instrument major. The audition length is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Doctoral Level: (A master's degree recital performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the DMA in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.) The results of the audition will be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in the Music Office by the Coordinator of Woodwind Instruction, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

    Single Instrument Major: The DMA audition is 30 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles and periods. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student) as well as a major work on the principal (major) instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principal instrument is the same as for the single instrument major listed above. The remainder of the program will include significant repertoire in contrasting styles on the major instrument, for a total program length of 30 minutes. There is no memorization requirement.

Suggested repertoire: The following repertoire is acceptable as audition material. Other works of equal significance may be substituted.

  • Bassoon: Mozart, Concerto  in Bb K. 191; Saint-Saens, Sonata;  Etler, Sonata; Mignone, Waltzes; Standard excerpts such as Stravinsky, Rite of Spring; Tchaikowski, Symphony No. 4, 5 or 6; Beethoven Symphonies, Mozart, Marriage of Figaro Overture, etc.
Cello

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Current string majors must qualify by audition for graduate study. The student makes arrangements for the audition by consulting the coordinator of the string department. Approval of the audition should be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

  • Master's Level: A recital of approximately 30 minutes duration is required. Single movements of works may be played. Three contrasting styles of music should be represented. Suggested Repertoire: Any Bach or Reger Suite, several movements; any movement of a concerto, such as: Haydn, D major; Schumann; Dvorak; Barber; Bloch, Schelomo; Tchaikowsky, Rococo Variations; or equivalent. Virtuoso pieces such as: Dvorak, Rondo op. 94; Bruch, kol Nidre; Hindemith, Capriccio, etc.
  • Doctoral Level: One full recital demonstrating different styles. An unaccompanied work or movement of your choice should be included and a portion of the program should be memorized.


Clarinet

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Audition Requirements

  • Master's Level: (A bachelor's degree recital program performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the MM in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.)

Single Instrument Major: The MM audition is 15 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles. There is no memory requirement.

Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student), as well as a major work on the principle instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principle (major) instrument is the same as for the single instrument major. The audition length is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Doctoral Level: (A master's degree recital performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the DMA in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.)

Single Instrument Major: The DMA audition is 30 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles and periods. There is no memorization requirement.

Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student) as well as a major work on the principal (major) instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principal instrument is the same as for the single instrument major listed above. The remainder of the program will include significant repertoire in contrasting styles on the major instrument, for a total program length of 30 minutes. There is no memorization requirement.

Suggested repertoire: The following repertoire is acceptable as audition material. Other works of equal significance may be substituted.

Clarinet: Françaix, Theme and Variations; Mozart, Concerto; Tower, Wings; standard excerpts such as Stravinsky, Firebird, Kodaly, Galanta Dances, Beethoven Symphonies, etc...

Euphonium

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

  • Brass Concentration Study (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting degrees): Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertoire and procedure.
  • Master's Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Jacob – Fantasia; Picchi/Mantia – Fantasie Originale; Horovitz – Concerto: Boccalari – Fantasia di Concerto.
    • Excerpts: Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever; Moussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition (Bydlo).
  • Doctoral Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Ponchielli – Concerto; Bourgeois – Concerto, Op. 114; Cosma – Concerto: Curnow - Symphonic Variants.
    • Excerpts: Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever; Moussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition (Bydlo); Schönberg – Theme and Variations; Makris – Aegean Festival; Strauss – Ein Heldenleben; Holst – Planets.
Flute

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Audition Requirements

  • Master's Level: (A bachelor's degree recital program performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the MM in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.)

    Single Instrument Major: The MM audition is 15 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student), as well as a major work on the principle instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principle (major) instrument is the same as for the single instrument major. The audition length is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Doctoral Level: (A master's degree recital performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the DMA in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.) The results of the audition will be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in the Music Office by the Coordinator of Woodwind Instruction, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

    Single Instrument Major: The DMA audition is 30 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles and periods. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student) as well as a major work on the principal (major) instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principal instrument is the same as for the single instrument major listed above. The remainder of the program will include significant repertoire in contrasting styles on the major instrument, for a total program length of 30 minutes. There is no memorization requirement.

Suggested repertoire: The following repertoire is acceptable as audition material. Other works of equal significance may be substituted.

  • Flute: Sonata No. 11 in Eb - J.S. Bach; Concerto in G Major - Mozart; Sonata in D Major - Prokofiev
Guitar

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Guitar majors must qualify by audition for graduate study. The audition should be arranged in consultation with the coordinator of guitar instruction. Enrollment in the program is limited and entrance competitive.

To be admitted to the program, each applicant must show proof of having played a solo senior recital or its equivalent. Also, each applicant must play an audition for the guitar faculty consisting of three major works: 1) selections from the Bach Lute Suites or Violin Partitas and Sonatas; 2) a sonata or concerto; 3) any major 20th century work. All three are to be performed from memory.

For Graduate Jazz Guitar Audition Requirements see www.jazz.unt.edu

Harp
In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

  • Master's Level: A solo or concerto performed from memory, displaying a minimum difficulty level represented by the following suggested works. (Solos of a higher difficulty level may be substituted.): Impromptu (Faure), Variations sur un theme dans le style ancien (Salzedo), Fantaisie sur un theme de J. Haydn (Grandjany), one sonata from the 20th century by Hindemith, Houdy, Tailleferre, Flagello, or Glanville-Hicks, Danse sacrée et danse profane (Debussy), Introduction et Allegro (Ravel), any of Posse’s Eight Great Concert Etudes for Harp.
    • A second solo of your choice, performed from memory. The work should be in a contrasting style and period, compared to the first solo.
    • One cadenza from an orchestral work such as: Waltz of the Flowers or Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Britten), or Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov).
    • Graduate-level students must display evidence that they have given a 45-minute to one-hour recital or the equivalent. Please also provide a complete list of previously-studied repertoire.
  • Doctorate or Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance: A memorized recital of approximately 30 minutes is required, representing at least three contrasting style periods.
    • Graduate-level students must display evidence that they have given a 45-minute to one-hour recital or the equivalent. Please also provide a complete list of previously-studied repertoire.
Harpsichord

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Students should contact the coordinator to schedule an audition time and arrange for practice on the audition instrument. Students may be asked to make up deficiencies in repertoire and course work before beginning master's or doctoral level study.

  • Master's Level (Performance): Provide evidence of a senior recital, equivalent to the standards for Senior Recitals at UNT. The entrance audition should include a suite, toccata, or prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach; a group of pieces from either the French Clavecin or the English Virginal School; and one or more sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti or a piece by a 20th century composer. The student should be prepared to play 30 minutes.
  • Master's Level Concentration (Music Education, Composition, History, Theory, or Conducting): It is expected that the MME student will be able to demonstrate a keyboard proficiency equal to the minimum undergraduate requirements: a major composition by Bach; two preludes and fugues from WTC, Frescobaldi or Froberger works, suites from the French repertoire, a group of pieces from the English virginal school, Scarlatti sonatas, and a piece by a twentieth century composer. A minimum of two (2) semesters of harpsichord is required. Students whose undergraduate keyboard concentration was not in harpsichord or whose harpsichord background is not strong should expect to study more than two semesters. A 15 minute jury is required each semester to meet the degree requirements.
  • Doctoral Level: Provide evidence of a master's recital (on a keyboard instrument) equivalent to the standards for graduate recitals at UNT. The entrance audition should include major works from at least five of the categories listed below. At least one of the major works must be played from memory. The student should be prepared to play for 50 minutes.

Repertoire for the Master's degree will consist of works from at least six of the following categories; for the Doctoral degree, works from all of the following categories: 1. Dance suites by Bach and Handel. 2. Bach preludes and fugues, sinfonias and toccatas. 3. Sonatas and concertos of the Iberian school: Scarlatti. Sexas, Soler. 4. English: Byrd, Bull Farnaby, etc.; Purcell, Stanley, etc. 5. 17th and early 18th century French Clavencinists: Chambonniere, L. Couperin, d'Anglebert, etc. 6. 18th century French Clavencinists: Rameau, F. Couperin, Duphly, Balbastre, etc. 7. Italian Renaissance and Baroque: A. Gabrelli, Merulo, Mayone, Trabaci, Frescobaldi, Rossi, Pasquini. 8. German Baroque: Froberger, Buxtehude, Fischer. 9. Late 18th century repertoire: Bach's sons, Martini, early Mozart, and Haydn. 10. 20th century repertoire: Pinkham, Persichetti, Martinu, Ligeti.

It is expected that harpsichord majors will play in Collegium throughout their entire residency. Exceptions may be granted with evidence of excellent continuo skills or extenuating circumstances.

UNT owns a Kingston Flemish single (2x8), a Dowd German (Mietke) double, a John Phillips Italian (Grimaldi), and has a French double by Allan Winkler on order. There is also a Bennett and Giuttari continuo organ.

Horn

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

Brass Concentration Study (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting degrees): Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertory and procedure.

Master's Level:
(select one solo and three excerpts from each of the BM & MM lists - 6 total)
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro; Dukas - Villanelle; Haydn - Concerto No. 1 (mvt. I with cadenza) (memorization is not required)

Doctoral Level:
(select one solo and three excerpts from each of the BM & MM lists - 9 total)
Gliere - Concerto (mvt. I or III); Jacob - Concerto (mvt. I or III); Strauss - Concerto No. 2 (mvt. I or III) (memorization is not required)

Performance Major Audition Requirements
  • Master’s Level
    The works below are to be performed without piano for acceptance to the College of Music and prior to enrollment. The same work or another from the list (etudes excepted) must be performed with piano at the first semester jury.
    First movement of one of the following:
    Mozart Concerto in Eb (K. 417, 447, or 495)
    R. Strauss Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
    Hindemith Sonata (1939)
    or
    Villanelle by Dukas
    Adagio and Allegro by Schumann
    or
    a work of equivalent/greater difficulty (including etudes)
    plus any three orchestral excerpts
  • Doctoral Level
    The works below are to be performed without piano for acceptance to the College of Music and prior to enrollment. The same work or another from the list (etudes excepted) must be performed with piano at the first semester jury.
    First movement of one of the following:
    Mozart Concerto in Eb (K. 417, 447, or 495)
    R. Strauss Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
    R. Strauss Concerto No. 2
    Gliere Concerto (cadenza optional)
    Jacob Concerto
    Hindemith Sonata (1939)
    or
    Villanelle by Dukas
    Adagio and Allegro by Schumann
    or
    a work of equivalent/greater difficulty (including etudes)
    plus
    any six orchestral excerpts
Jazz Studies
Refer to www.jazz.unt.edu
Oboe

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Audition Requirements

  • Master's Level: (A bachelor's degree recital program performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the MM in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.)

    Single Instrument Major: The MM audition is 15 minutes in length and includes one slow and one fast from the collection of 48 etudes, Op. 31 by W. Fehrling, two contrasting movements of major repertoire and four contrasting excerpts from the major orchestral repertoire. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student), as well as a major work on the principle instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principle (major) instrument is the same as for the single instrument major. The audition length is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Doctoral Level: (A master's degree recital performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the DMA in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.) The results of the audition will be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in the Music Office by the Coordinator of Woodwind Instruction, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

    Single Instrument Major: The DMA audition is 30 minutes in length and includes one slow and one fast from the collection of 48 etudes, Op. 31 by W. Fehrling, two contrasting movements of major repertoire and four contrasting excerpts from the major orchestral repertoire. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student) as well as major work on the principal (major) instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principal instrument is the same as for the single instrument major listed above. The remainder of the program will include significant repertoire in contrasting styles on the major instrument, for a total program length of 30 minutes. There is no memorization requirement.

Organ

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted. A complete repertory list must be submitted at the time of the audition.

Students may be asked to make up deficiencies in repertoire and course work before beginning master's or doctoral level study.

  • Master's Level (Performance): Provide evidence of a senior recital equivalent to the standards for senior recitals at UNT and a complete list of all repertoire studied previously. The entrance audition should include a major contrapuntal work from the Baroque period and major works from the 19th and 20th centuries. The student should be prepared to play for 30 minutes. Applicants will be asked to perform one hymn of their choice at the beginning of the audition. An improvised or otherwise creative introduction is at the discretion of the applicant. Sightreading will be required at all auditions.
  • Master's Level Concentration (Music Education, Composition, History, Theory, or Conducting): Organ Proficiency Requirements: It is expected that the MME. student will have completed these minimum undergraduate repertoire requirements before beginning graduate study: 1. Two major compositions by Bach. 2. One major work from another Baroque composer. 3. Several shorter works by Bach and other Baroque composers. 4. One major 19th century work: Franck, Reger, etc. 5. One major 20th century work: Hindemith, Messiaen, etc. 6. Several shorter works by 19th and 20th century composers. A minimum of two semesters of Organ is required. The repertoire studied will be drawn from each of the above categories and will also include hymn playing. A fifteen minute jury each semester is required to meet the degree requirements.
  • Doctoral Level: Provide evidence of a Graduate Recital equivalent to the standards of Graduate Recitals at UNT and a complete list of all repertoire studied previously. The entrance audition will include major works from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. At least one of the major works must be played from memory. The student should be prepared to play for fifty minutes. Applicants will be asked to perform one hymn of their choice at the beginning of the audition. An improvised or otherwise creative introduction is at the discretion of the applicant. Sightreading will be required at all auditions.

Suggested Repertoire: 1. Bach trio sonatas and major preludes and fugues. 2. Major Bach chorale settings: Leipzig, Clavierubung III, etc. 3. Works by Dutch and German Baroque composers: Sweelinck toccatas and fantasies, Buxtehude major works, Muffat toccatas, etc. 4. Works by French Baroque composers: Mass movements and suites by Couperin, deGrigny, Marchand, Nivers, etc. 5. Works by Italian and Spanish Renaissance and Baroque composers: toccatas, tientos and other contrapuntal pieces by Frescobaldi, Froberger, the Gabrielis, Cabezon, Cabanilles, Correa, etc. 6. Major works by nineteenth century French composers, Franck Chorales and larger pieces, Widor, Vierne and Guilmant movements, etc. 7. Major works by nineteenth century German composers: Liszt, Mendelssohn, Reger, Reubke, Rheinberger, etc. 8. Major works by twentieth century composers: Dupre', Alain, Durufle', Messiaen, Hindemith, Distler, Albright, Demessieux, Eben, etc.

Percussion

Visit the percussion website for current requirements.
percussion.music.unt.edu/admission-auditions

Piano

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. A video screening recording is required to determine advancement in the audition process. Download screening recording information. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled in January, February, and March of each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Video recordings are accepted.

  • Master's Level: comprises a fifteen minute program from memory, including:
    • A prelude and Fugue of J. S. Bach or a complete Toccata , Suite or Partita from which the faculty will choose a few movements.
    • A complete Classical sonata.
    • A work from the Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary periods.
  • Doctoral Level: A forty-five minute program from memory of solo piano repertoire is required. Example programs follow: Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 106 (first two movements) Chopin, Ballade in f minor, Op. 52 Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit, (Ondine and Scarbo) Bach, Partita in C minor (complete) Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 53 (complete) Chopin, Fantaisie infminor, Op. 49
  • Option in Collaborative Piano: If collaborative piano as related field is desired, the applicant will present a screening audition for the collaborative faculty once coursework has begun.
  • Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance: Applicants to the GACMP will prepare a 60-minute recital demonstrating their highest artistic level. At the audition, the faculty will select 20 minutes of music from the program.

All new MM and DMA students who do not hold a BM in Performance from UNT must take the Graduate Piano Literature Examination to determine deficiencies in this area. For scheduling of this exam, contact the Music Graduate Office.

Piano (Collaborative)

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all applicants in collaborative piano must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music.

Screening:  Along with the on-line application to the College of Music, collaborative piano performance applicants must submit a screening video recording using youtube, vimeo, or a similar service by December 1. The video recording is to include the following repertoire:

  • one complete instrumental sonata;
  • five art songs representing at least three languages; and,
  • one solo work (memorized, 5-10 minutes in length).

A complete solo and collaborative repertoire list is also to be included with on-line application materials. DMA applicants should possess experience with both instrumental and vocal repertoire appropriate for the doctoral level.

At the beginning of the recording, state your name and the degree you seek. Check both the quality and playability of your recording before you upload it. Recordings must be live and unedited. The recording will be reviewed by the collaborative piano faculty. You will be notified no later than one month before your requested audition date regarding the results of this screening.

Live Audition
If selected for live audition, Master of Music candidates will prepare:

  • Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin, op. 30 #3, first movement
  • The following songs, in high keys: Mozart An Chloe, Schumann Er der Herrlichste von Allen, Fauré Mandoline, Copland Heart we will forget him
  • One solo work (5-10 minutes in length; to be performed from memory)

If selected for live audition, DMA candidates will prepare:

  • Franck Sonata in A major, first and second movements
  • The following songs, in high keys: Schubert Ganymed, Strauss Cäcilie, Debussy C’est l’extase, Fauré La lune blanche, Barber Rain has fallen
  • Mozart Temerari….Come scoglio (Così fan tutte)
  • Ricky Ian Gordon Will There Really Be a Morning?

This selection is to be sung and played simultaneously. It may be sung in any octave.

  • One solo work (5-10 minutes in length; to be performed from memory).

Candidates may be asked to demonstrate keyboard skills (including sight reading) at the live audition.

For any questions regarding repertoire, please email Dr. Puccinelli, Coordinator of Collaborative Piano, at elvia.puccinelli@unt.edu.

UNT will provide partners for the audition; please contact the Coordinator of Collaborative Piano at least three weeks before your audition to coordinate this.

Live audition is recommended, but video recordings may be accepted. If you wish to audition via recording, at the beginning of the screening recording state your name, the degree and major your seek and that this is your “final audition.” Please note that scholarships and assistantships are only awarded through live audition.

Collaborative Piano Teaching Assistantships
Any piano performance or collaborative piano applicant wishing to be considered for the collaborative piano teaching assistantships must present a live audition for the collaborative piano faculty on one of the four College of Music audition days.
All applicants for this assistantship must provide a complete collaborative repertoire list at or before the time of the audition. The audition will be recorded and the assistantships will be awarded by competitive selection by the Collaborative Piano Committee after the last College of Music audition date. Contact Dr. Puccinelli, Coordinator of Collaborative Piano, via email (elvia.puccinelli@unt.edu) to schedule this audition.

All applicants will prepare the following repertoire:
Barber – A Green Lowland of Pianos (A flat – original key)
Brahms – Sonata op. 100 for Violin and Piano, A major, first movement

Partners will be provided for the audition.  Applicants may be asked to sightread.

This audition is separate from the College of Music admissions audition. Applicants in Collaborative Piano may not use any of the above repertoire for their College of Music audition.



Saxophone

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Audition Requirements

  • Master's Level: (A bachelor's degree recital program performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the MM in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.)

    Single Instrument Major: The MM audition is 15 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student), as well as a major work on the principle instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principle (major) instrument is the same as for the single instrument major. The audition length is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Doctoral Level: (A master's degree recital performed at UNT may serve as an audition for the DMA in performance if approved by the major professor and two members of the woodwind faculty.) The results of the audition will be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in the Music Office by the Coordinator of Woodwind Instruction, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

    Single Instrument Major: The DMA audition is 30 minutes in length and includes significant repertoire in contrasting styles and periods. There is no memorization requirement.

    Multiple Instrument Major: The audition for the multiple woodwinds degree includes the performance of a representative work on each of two auxiliary woodwind instruments (chosen by the student) as well as a major work on the principal (major) instrument. The required level of proficiency for the principal instrument is the same as for the single instrument major listed above. The remainder of the program will include significant repertoire in contrasting styles on the major instrument, for a total program length of 30 minutes. There is no memorization requirement.

Suggested repertoire: The following repertoire is acceptable as audition material. Other works of equal significance may be substituted.

  • Ibert - Conertino da camera, Dahl - Concerto, Op. 26, Desenclos - Prelude, Cadence, et Finale, Tomasi - Concerto, Shrude, Renewing the Myth.
Trombone (Bass)

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

  • Brass Concentration Study (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting degrees): Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertoire and procedure.
  • Master's Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Ewazwen – Concerto; Hidas – Rhapsody; Kazik – Concerto in Five Short Movements.
    • Excerpts: Berlioz – Hungarian March; Haydn – Creation; Wagner – Das Rheingold; Kodaly – Hary Janos; Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries. Pre-recorded music on CD may be used for accompaniment.
  • Doctoral Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Gillingham – Sonata; Ewazen – Concerto; Castérède – Fantasie Concertante; Schnyder – Concerto.
    • Excerpts: Respighi – Fountains of Rome; Berlioz – Hungarian March; Haydn – Creation; Wagner – Das Rheingold; Kodaly – Hary Janos; Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries; Schumann – Symphony No. 3; Strauss – Ein Heldenleben; Rossini – William Tell Overture.
Trombone (Tenor)

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

  • Brass Concentration Study (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting degrees): Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertoire and procedure.
  • Master's Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Ewazen – Sonata; Grøndahl – Concerto; Castérède – Sonatine.
    • Excerpts: Mozart – Requiem (Tuba Mirum); Berlioz – Hungarian March; Wagner – Tannhauser Overture; Ravel – Bolero; Mahler – Symphony No. 3 (1 st mvt.); Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries. Pre-recorded music on CD may be used for accompaniment.
  • Doctoral Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Tomasi – Concerto; Creston – Fantasy; Bourgeois – Concerto, op. 114.
    • Excerpts: Mozart – Requiem (Tuba Mirum); Berlioz – Hungarian March; Saint Saens – Symphony No. 3; Ravel – Bolero; Mahler – Symphony No. 3 (1 st mvt.); Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries; Schumann – Symphony No. 3; Strauss – Ein Heldenleben; Rossini – William Tell Overture. Pre-recorded music on CD may be used for accompaniment.
Trumpet

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

  • Brass Concentration Study (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting degrees): Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertoire and procedure.
  • Master's Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Stevens-Sonata; Hummel-Concerto
    • Excerpts: Beethoven-Leonore Overture No. 3 (call); Moussorgsky-Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade); Respighi-Pines of Rome (offstage call); Debussy-Fetes; Brahms-Academic Festival Overture; Stravinsky-Petrouscka (Ballerina’s Dance)
  • Doctoral Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)
    • Tomasi - Concerto; Chaynes - Concerto; Freidman - Solus.
    • Excerpts: Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3 (call); Moussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade); Respighi - Pines of Rome (offstage call); Debussy - Fetes; Brahms - Academic Festival Overture; Stravinsky - Petrouscka (Ballerina’s Dance); Mahler – Symphony No. 5 (opening); Strauss - Don Juan; Ravel - Piano Concerto No. 2in G; Bach - Magnificat.

Tuba

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

Brass Concentration Study (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting degrees): Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertoire and procedure.

Master's Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)

  • Bach ­- Sonata No. II in E-flat; Broughton ­- Concerto; Vaughan Williams ­- Concerto.
  • Excerpts: Prokofiev ­- Symphony No. 5; Wagner ­- Die Meistersinger; Wagner ­- Ride of the Valkyries. Berlioz ­- Hungarian March; Strauss ­- Til Eulenspiegel. 

Doctoral Level: (select one solo and all excerpts)

  • Arutunian ­- Concerto; Ewazen ­- Concerto; John Williams ­- Concerto; Broughton - Concerto.
  • Excerpts: Prokofiev ­- Symphony No. 5; Wagner ­- Die Meistersinger; Wagner ­- Ride of the Valkyries; Berlioz ­- Hungarian March; Strauss ­- Til Eulenspiegel; Berlioz ­- Symphonie Fantastique; Respighi - ­ Fountains of Rome. 
Viola

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Current string majors must qualify by audition for graduate study. The student makes arrangements for the audition by consulting the coordinator of the string department. Approval of the audition should be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

  • Master's Level: A recital of approximately 30 minutes duration is required. Single movements of works may be played. At least two contrasting styles of music should be represented.
  • Doctoral Level: One full recital demonstrating different styles. An unaccompanied work or movement of your choice should be included and a portion of the program should be memorized.
Violin

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via video recording is accepted.

Current string majors must qualify by audition for graduate study. The student makes arrangements for the audition by consulting the coordinator of the string department. Approval of the audition should be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, using the form "Petition for Acceptance and Continuance in the Major Field of Study."

  • Master's Level: A recital of approximately 25 minutes duration is required. Single movements of works may be played. Three contrasting styles of music should be represented on a high artistic level. The program must include either a first or third movement of a standard concerto or a virtuosic concert piece, and two movements of a solo Bach work. At least one work must be performed from memory.
  • Doctoral Level: One full recital demonstrating different styles. An unaccompanied work (or movement) of your choice should be included. One virtuosic concert piece or a standard concerto should be included. A portion of the program should be memorized.
Voice (Classical)

In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse Graduate School, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on-campus auditions and off-campus auditions are scheduled in January and February of each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. The preferred audition date for graduate students is the Friday audition day in the Spring semester. Students should bring eight copies of a list of all repertoire studied at the college level. The repertoire should be organized by language. A résumé and other supporting materials may also be included. Admission via audio or video recording may result in provisional acceptance into a graduate performance program and will require a live audition as a part of the jury at the conclusion of either the following fall or spring semester. A video screening recording is required to determine advancement in the audition process.  Download screening recording information.  Audition repertoire requirements for the screening recording are the same as the audition.  The screening recording will be uploaded as part of your on-line College of Music application. 

  • Master's Level: Repertoire prepared should include four selections, one in Italian, German, French, and English. At least one must be an aria from an opera or oratorio and at least one must be an art song.
  • Doctoral Level: To be accepted into the Doctor of Musical Arts program in Voice Performance, students must prepare an audition program consisting of between twenty and twenty-five minutes of music. Selections should be in a variety of styles, and include songs or arias in English, French, Italian, and German. At least one opera or oratorio aria should be included. Students should expect to sing the entire program, and must provide program notes and translations for all selections. They should also bring at least eight copies of a current curriculum vitae and a comprehensive repertoire list. There will also be a five to ten minute interview with the voice faculty.
Voice (Jazz)

Visit the jazz website for current requirements.
http://jazz.unt.edu/auditions-jazz-voice