MSM Summer

Audition Requirements

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PLEASE NOTE: All auditions are video submission only.

Classical – Brass / Guitar / Strings / Woodwinds

Perform two contrasting pieces or two contrasting movements from the same piece.

Classical – Piano

  • Perform two contrasting pieces or two contrasting movements from the same piece.
  • The selections must be memorized.

Composition

Submit scores and recordings of two original compositions. (If recordings are not possible, you can submit a computer realization of the score.)

Jazz – Bass / Brass / Guitar / Piano / Woodwinds

  • Perform two contrasting songs in any jazz style.
  • Include at least one chorus of improvisation in each song.

Jazz – Voice

  • Perform two songs of your choice in English.
  • At least one song must be a ballad.

Musical Theater

  • Perform two classical or musical theater songs of your choice.
  • At least one song must be in English.

Percussion

Perform two (or more) of the following:

  • Drum Set: Perform a prepared piece. Demonstrate ability to play various styles such as Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Bossa Nova, Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop.
  • Snare Drum: Perform a snare drum piece and be able to showcase different rudiments (singles, stroke rolls, paradiddles, flams, ratamacues, etc.)
  • Mallets: Perform a mallet piece for xylophone or marimba.
  • Latin Percussion: Play congas, bongo, timbales, or cowbell in a prepared piece or by demonstrating various styles (Salsa, Cha Cha, Bolero, Merengue, Guaguanco).