Music Audition Requirements

Please follow the instructions below for your audition.

Admission to the following intensives are based on a recorded audition. After you have completed your online application, find and complete the Music Audition Form under Forms & Documents in your CampInTouch account.

The form will ask you to include:

  1. Link to your audition video/audio
  2. Audition Details (If applicable)**
  3. Brief description of your music experience or your music résumé
  4. Teacher Recommendation – required for all audition programs listed below. (Print form from your CampInTouch account under Forms & Documents; you can also upload completed forms there.)

Music: Audition material (1,2,3) will be entered into the Music Audition Form using CampInTouch account.

See Individual Intensive for Audition Video/Audio audition details.
**Songwriting Intensive and Chamber Festival Intensive require audition detail.

Audition Material Deadlines:

Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Festival Intensives:  Auditions still being accepted for many instruments. Please submit your application and audition as soon as possible to secure your seat.
Festival Choir, Songwriting, & Piano Performance Intensives: Until intensive is full.

2018 Symphony Orchestra Intensive

2018 Symphony Orchestra Intensive

Audition material can be submitted in video or audio recording form, with or without accompaniment. Performance tempos and repertoire selections should highlight your ability to play accurately and overall musicianship.

Strings: Ages 13–18

  • One 3 octave scale (2 octaves for basses)
  • One arpeggio (your choice of key)
  • One of more pieces demonstrating technical accomplishment (something fast) and interpretive ability (something slow and legato)


Winds And Brass: Ages 14–18

  • Two 2 octave scales with corresponding arpeggios (one prestissimo staccatissimo and the other largo legatissimo)
  • One or more pieces demonstrating technical level (something fast) and interpretive ability (something slow)


Percussion:

Snare Drum:

  • One etude from Advanced Snare Drum Studies by Mitchell Peters or comparable concert etude. Suggested: Etude #1

Keyboard:

  • 3 Major scales of your choice, 2 octaves
  • Chromatic scale, 2 octaves beginning on C
  • One two-mallet solo/etude from Modern School of Xylophone by Morris Goldenberg, Fundamental Method for Mallets by Mitchell Peters, or comparable etude. Suggested: Goldenberg Etude #5
  • Optional: One intermediate to advanced level four-mallet solo/etude

Timpani:

  • One etude from Fundamental Method for Timpani by Mitchell Peters or comparable etude. Suggested: Etude #51

2018 Chamber Festival Intensive

2018 Chamber Festival Intensive Audition Requirements

Audition material can be submitted in video or audio recording form, with or without accompaniment. Performance tempos and repertoire selections should highlight the student’s ability to play accurately and overall musicianship.

Strings:

  • One 3 octave scale
  • Two arpeggios (your choice of key)
  • One or more pieces demonstrating technical accomplishment (something fast) and interpretive ability (something slow and legato)


Winds & Brass:

  • One 2 octave scale
  • Two arpeggios (your choice of key)
  • One or more pieces demonstrating technical accomplishment (something fast) and interpretive ability (something slow)


Pianists:

  • One piano solo of your choice that demonstrates interpretive skills in both slow and fast passages
  • Any piece of ensemble repertoire demonstrating collaborative skills with another instrument or instruments


Percussion:

Snare Drum:

  • One etude from Advanced Snare Drum Studies by Mitchell Peters or comparable concert etude. Suggested: Etude #1

Keyboard:

  • 3 Major scales of your choice, 2 octaves
  • Chromatic scale, 2 octaves beginning on C
  • One two-mallet solo/etude from Modern School of Xylophone by Morris Goldenberg, Fundamental Method for Mallets by Mitchell Peters, or comparable etude. Suggested: Goldenberg Etude #5
  • Optional: One intermediate to advanced level four-mallet solo/etude

Timpani:

  • One etude from Fundamental Method for Timpani by Mitchell Peters or comparable etude. Suggested: Etude #51

2018 Festival Choir Intensive

2018 Festival Choir Intensive

Your audition video should include two short, contrasting (fast/slow, soft/loud) examples of your singing in whatever style you feel most comfortable, and one letter of recommendation from a music professional (choir director, voice or private teacher) who knows your work.

Returning students who have sung in the Festival Choir in the past four years do not need to audition for the 2018 session.

2018 Piano Performance Intensive

2018 Piano Performance Intensive

Your audition video should include you playing one work by a Baroque composer; one work by a Classical composer; and one work by a Romantic or a 20th Century composer.

2018 Songwriting Intensive

2018 Songwriting Intensive

Audition video must include 2-3 original songs demonstrating instrumental, vocal, and lyric writing skills; original song lyrics (enter in Audition Details section on the Music Audition Form); brief description of your musical and performance experience; and letter of recommendation from a private teacher or mentor who has personal knowledge of your musical abilities.

Returning Songwriters are required to re-audition.

Theatre Audition Requirements

Please follow the instructions below for your audition.

Admission to the Triple Threat Bootcamp: Musical Theatre Intensive is based on a recorded audition. Audition material will be entered into the Theatre Audition Form using CampInTouch account. After you have completed your online application, find and complete the Music Audition Form under Forms & Documents in your CampInTouch account.

The form will ask you to include:

  1. Link to your audition video/audio
  2. Audition Details (if applicable)
  3. Brief description of your music experience or your music résumé
  4. Teacher Recommendation – required for all audition programs listed below. (Print form from your CampInTouch account under Forms & Documents; you can also upload completed forms there.)

*For audition material details, please select the class link below. 

2018 Triple Threat Boot Camp: Musical Theatre Intensive

2018 Triple Threat Boot Camp: Musical Theatre Intensive

Audition Requirements 

  • Your audition video must include performances of two contrasting musical theatre songs. All songs selected must be from recognizable pieces of musical theatre. Selections from “jukebox” musicals are acceptable, but must be presented with an emphasis on telling a story by singing in character. Auditions featuring songs not from musicals will not be considered, and you will be asked to resubmit.
  • Applications require a letter of recommendation from a theatre, music or dance professional (drama teacher, singing coach, choir director, dance teacher, etc) familiar with your work.
  • If possible, include a video of your dance/movement ability – individual routine, clip from a performance (be sure to include information to identify you in any group numbers), or dance class.

All auditions must be received by April 17, 2018. Applications are approved as they are received, so submit your audition early to ensure your spot. Returning Song & Dance students do not need to audition but should still register by April 17, 2018. Applications received after the deadline may be considered on a case-by-case basis, if space is available.