department of music

Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Classical Guitar Audition Requirements

Note:  Students wishing to major in Music Education must audition
on classical guitar.

Undergraduate and graduate candidates auditioning on classical guitar will be expected to prepare:

  • three pieces from memory and two (2) octave major and minor scales (ascending and descending)
  • all works must be performed on a nylon classical guitar with proper classical technique.

For studio placement prepare one work from each of the following
periods:

  • Renaissance or Baroque (e.g., Cutting, Dowland, Milan, Bach, Sanz, Weiss)
  • Classical or Romantic (e.g., Carcassi, Coste, Sor, Giuliani, Barrios, Tarrega)
  • Twentieth Century (e.g., Brouwer, Ponce, Torroba, Villa-Lobos)
    *(Other composers of the same period may be used.)

In addition, all applicants will be given a guitar sight-reading proficiency test and participate in a brief interview.
For further information regarding guitar auditions, please contact Adam Levin.

Note:  Students wishing to major in Music Education must audition
on classical guitar.

Click here for Audition Requirements for Jazz Guitar

 

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