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2021-22 Audition Dates

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion auditions are done jointly. These dates typically begin in the morning with a meet and greet with faculty and students in the Band area. This session includes info on the Razorback Marching Band. Auditioners then break into individual sessions for their audition that include one band director and the applied lessons professor. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday, January 25, 2021

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

In preparation for the audition you will need to choose two excerpts of contrasting style that best represents your highest technical and musical achievement. Movements of a sonata, concerto, or other standard solo repertoire are preferred. Students should also be prepared to play all major scales. In addition, a sight-reading excerpt will be required during the audition.

Graduate Audition Requirements

Two contrasting solos or movements demonstrating the player's range, musicality, and technical skill. One etude from either George Barboteus' Classique Etudes or Henri Kling's 40 Characteristic Etudes for Horn. The total time of repertory should equal 20 minutes of music. All major and minor scales in two or three octaves (three octaves preferred).

 

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

BM IN COMPOSITION

Students active in creating their own compositions in the Western art music tradition can concentrate their studies in the Composition degree. Most students complete core music curriculum in the first two years, including applied private instrument/voice lessons, before beginning composition lessons.

BM IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Our most popular degree plan, the BM in Music Education trains music teachers resulting in a K-12 certification with a wide scope of studies. Instrumental and Choral tracks provide specialized training for professional music teachers, but the UA program also includes coursework in elementary education and special needs education.

BM IN MUSIC THEORY

The Music Theory degree allows students to concentrate on theoretical studies of musical structure while completing requirements in applied music studies, music history, and performing in ensembles. Advanced studies in theory and a senior writing project are required.

BM IN PERFORMANCE

The Performance concentration prepares students for careers in a variety of performing opportunities. With extended studies in repertory, literature, and performance practice, many students go onto successful studies at some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate programs.

BM WITH BUSINESS ELECTIVES

The BM with Business Electives is designed for students interested in concentrating on a professional music degree while having electives in the Walton College of Business. Students complete applied private studies and standard music core curriculum and can choose from a variety of business courses for credit.

 

GRADUATE DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

M.M. IN HORN PERFORMANCE

A student pursuing an M.M. in Horn Performance will be expected to play in at least one large ensemble and one chamber group each semester. All graduate students will work with Dr. Halbert to explore avenues within horn and music that are of interest, and start to focus on possible advanced careers that are related. A high level of performance and professionalism is expected.

ADVANCED PERFORMER'S CERTIFICATE

The Performer's Certificate is a unique, one-year, non-degree option available to any student with an undergraduate degree. The expectations for this certificate include participation in both large and small ensembles, a high concentration on solo, chamber. and orchestral repertoire for the horn, and knowledge of music industry.