Audition Information and Requirements

Students desiring to major or minor in music must successfully audition for the music program using the audition requirements for their preferred degree and primary performance area (e.g. BM in Performance - Voice). Students may audition on-campus or remotely using Skype or YouTube. Scholarship auditions must be completed before March 1 and be held live (on-campus or through Skype). Students who are admitted to a music program must also be admitted to The University of Tampa by completing the Undergraduate Admissions Application. For special assistance please contact the Music Department at music@ut.edu, or by calling (813) 253-6212.

On-Campus Auditions

The date and time of the on-campus audition is scheduled based on the student's preferences, submitted using the Request a Music Audition Form. If the provided dates are not convenient, the student may schedule an on-campus audition for an alternate date by listing their preferences on the form. Live auditions (on-campus or through Skype) are necessary for music scholarship consideration. Audition requirements are listed by degree and primary performance area below.

Skype Auditions

Students may arrange an audition through Skype by indicating their audition date preferences on the Request a Music Audition Form. Audition requirements are listed by degree and primary performance area below. 

YouTube Auditions

YouTube auditions should be in a continuous take, without editing. Before beginning to perform, the prospective student should state their name and intended major on the recording. After posting their audition to YouTube, students should provide a direct link to the YouTube page on the Request a Music Audition Form. Audition requirements are listed by degree and primary performance area below (sight reading is not required for YouTube auditions).

Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
Audition Requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Performance or Music Education 

Voice: one aria and two contrasting art songs (all memorized, two in different foreign languages); for on-campus auditions - pianist is provided, CD player provided if recorded accompaniment is preferred
area director for voice auditionsHein Jung

Piano: Choose three contrasting pieces from three of the following groups: a work from the Baroque period (for example, a prelude and fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach or a sonata by D. Scarlatti); a movement from a classical sonata or concerto (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven); a 19th century piece (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, etc.); an Impressionistic piece (Debussy or Ravel) or representative 20th century piece. area director for piano auditionsGrigorios Zamparas

Woodwinds and Brass: grade V, VI, or VII solo or first movement of a standard concerto, major scales (two octaves), and sight reading. Accompanist is not required. area director for woodwinds and brass auditionsJeffrey Traster

Percussion: grade V, VI, or VII solos and/or etudes demonstrating proficiency in snare drum, timpani and mallet percussion (drum set optional); major scales on mallets; sight reading. area director for percussion auditions: Jeffrey Traster 

Orchestral Strings: major scales (three octaves); two contrasting movements of J.S. Bach solo sonata; one movement of a standard concerto. area director for orchestral string auditions: Kira Omelchenko 

Harp: four octave arpeggios in fluent tempo; one etude of Grandjany, Bochsa, Lariviere, Salzedo or Pozzoli; one standard harp solo work originally written for harp. area director for harp auditions: Kira Omelchenko 

Classical Guitar: on nylon-string classical guitar, perform major and minor scales (Segovia edition or play two octaves from the 6th and 5th string root around the circle of fifths); one etude by Carcassi (op. 60), Sor (Segovia edition) or Villa-Lobos; one minor work (by Bach, Carulli, Milan, Tarrega) or a standard/jazz ballad from the Real Book (e.g. Misty. Play the melody harmonized "chord-melody" unaccompanied; 1-2 minutes); right-hand studies (1 - 10 or 81 - 90) (Giuliani); sight-reading. area director for classical guitar auditions: Kira Omelchenko 

Contemporary Keyboard: perform all major, natural minor, and mixolydian scales (two octaves); right hand melody and left hand comping for a 12-bar blues standard and a non-blues jazz standard; right hand comping and left hand walking bass over a circle of fifths progression; sight read melody and chord changes for a lead sheet of moderate difficulty
area director for contemporary keyboard auditions: Bradford Blackburn 

Contemporary Guitar: on electric guitar perform all major, minor, mixolydian, dorian and pentatonic scales (two octaves); melody and comping for a 12-bar blues standard (i.e., Sonnymoon for Two) in Bb or F; melody, chord changes, and a simple solo chord/melody arrangement (1-2 minutes) for a jazz standard (i.e, Satin Doll, All the Things You Are); sight read a combo or big band chart that includes a lead line and a chord section
area director for contemporary guitar auditions: Bradford Blackburn 

Contemporary Bass: on upright bass or electric bass, perform all major, natural minor, and mixolydian scales (two octaves); melody and walking bass line for a 12-bar blues standard (i.e., Things Ain't What They Used to Be) and a non-blues jazz standard (i.e., Green Dolphin Street); sight read a big band chart of moderate difficulty
area director for contemporary bass auditionsBradford Blackburn 

Contemporary Percussion: on drum set perform a composed solo; improvised unaccompanied demonstration of different styles: rock, funk/R&B, blues, jazz, world; sight read a chart chart of moderate difficulty; on hand drums perform basic conga tones and patterns
area director for contemporary percussion auditions: Bradford Blackburn

Audition Requirements for a BA in Music / Minor in Music

Voice: two contrasting songs, one must be an art song or aria (both memorized); for on-campus auditions - pianist provided, CD player provided if recorded accompaniment is preferred
area director for voice auditions: Hein Jung 

Piano:Choose two contrasting pieces from two of the following groups: a work from the Baroque period (for example, a prelude and fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach or a sonata by D. Scarlatti); a movement from a classical sonata or concerto (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven); a 19th century piece (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, etc.); an Impressionistic piece (Debussy or Ravel) or representative 20th century piece. area director for piano auditions: Grigorios Zamparas

Organ: two pieces of contrasting style, one of which is by J.S. Bach
area director for organ auditions: Ryan Hebert 

Woodwinds and Brass: etudes or a solo demonstrating contrasting musical styles; major scales and sight reading; accompanist is not required
area director for woodwind and brass auditions: Jeffrey Traster 

Percussion: solos and/or etudes demonstrating proficiency in snare drum, timpani and mallet percussion (drum set optional); major scales on mallets; sight reading
area director for percussion auditions: Jeffrey Traster 

Orchestral Strings: major scales (three octaves); etude; one movement of a standard concerto
area director for orchestral string auditions: Kira Horel 

Harp: 4-octave arpeggios in fluent tempo; one standard harp solo work originally written for harp
area director for harp auditions: Kira Horel

Classical Guitar: on a nylon-string classical guitar, perform major and minor scales (Segovia edition or play two octaves from the 6th and 5th string root around the circle of fifths); one etude by Carcassi (op. 60), Sor (Segovia edition) or Villa-Lobos; one minor work (by Bach, Carulli, Milan, Tarrega) or a standard/jazz ballad from the Real Book (e.g. Misty. Play the melody harmonized "chord-melody" unaccompanied; 1-2 minutes); right-hand studies (1 - 10 or 81 - 90) (Giuliani); sight-reading
area director for classical guitar auditions: Kira Horel

Contemporary Keyboard: perform all major, and natural minor scales (two octaves); right hand melody and left hand comping for a 12-bar blues standard; right hand comping and left hand walking bass over a circle of fifths progression; sight read chords on a lead sheet
area director for contemporary keyboard auditions: Bradford Blackburn 

Contemporary Guitar: on electric guitar perform all major, minor, mixolydian, dorian, and pentatonic scales (two octaves); melody and comping for a 12-bar blues standard (i.e., Sonnymoon for Two) in Bb or F
area director for contemporary guitar auditions: Bradford Blackburn

Contemporary Bass: on upright bass or electric bass, perform all major and natural minor scales (two octaves); melody and walking bass line for a 12-bar blues standard (i.e., Things Ain't What They Used To Be)
area director for contemporary bass auditions: Bradford Blackburn

Contemporary Percussion: improvised unaccompanied demonstration of different styles: rock, funk/R&B, blues, jazz, world
area director for contemporary percussion auditions:   Bradford Blackburn

 



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