Orchestral Instruments (including euphonium, except as detailed below)
Candidates who plan to audition on any non-percussion orchestral instrument or on any instrument which is a member of the saxophone family or the euphonium shall play for that audition:
1. Two octave ascending and descending major scales (one octave for string bass). Also, a two octave ascending and descending chromatic scale for those auditioning on woodwind or brass instruments.
2. Two pieces or movements in contrasting musical styles from the standard classical repertoire which best demonstrates the candidate's musical and technical abilities. An etude may be substituted for one of the pieces or movements provided it contrasts musically or technically from the other selection to be heard.
If you have questions about whether your repertoire is appropriate, please contact flute instructor Susan Thomas.
Orchestral String Instruments
The following are required for entrance into the Music Department:
For questions or for more information please contact Director of Orchestral Activities Ann Danis
Professor: Dr. Jared Sims, firstname.lastname@example.org
The URI saxophone audition is comprised of two parts.
Part A—Prepared Selections
Students should be ready to play any of the twelve major scales by memory. Scales should be performed no slower than eighth notes at 72 beats per minute.
The audition can be played on any saxophone but the majority of traditional saxophone repertoire is written for alto. Any students who are admitted to URI on the “classical” saxophone performance track should expect to perform alto in private lessons.