Contact us at email@example.com to schedule an audition. Remember: The Conservatory of Music office must have a completed music application file (1 music application, 2 music references) in order to schedule an audition.
IMPORTANT: In addition to auditioning on a primary instrument (includes voice) all Music in Worship candidates must schedule an interview with Dr. Barry Liesch. Interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis.
All three areas are desired, but consideration will still be given to those who are weak in one of the aforementioned instruments.
If you are interested in playing in Jazz Ensemble, please be prepared to audition on drum set as well, demonstrating various styles and grooves (Swing, Rock, & Latin).
One of each of the following pieces. Up to 2 of these pieces may be played on the piano.
Please be prepared for sight-reading and ear tests.
(Studies by Carcassi, Sor, Sargeras, and Guilani are acceptable).
One contemporary selection and one art song, aria or golden age music theatre piece from any opera, oratorio, or golden age musical.
(Acceptable selections may be found in the 26 Italian Art Songs and Arias published by G. Schirmer, any art song, aria, or oratorio collection published by Hal Leonard or G. Schirmer, and selections from musicals by golden age composers such as Lerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, etc. Selections from Phantom of the Opera will also be accepted.)
Note: An accompanist will be provided for your classical or musical theatre piece, however, we ask that you accompany yourself on guitar or piano for your contemporary piece (guitar not provided).
In addition to an audition in their primary area, Worship Majors are required to have an interview with Dr. Barry Liesch. The interview may include several or all of the following:
While we strongly encourage students to audition in person, we also recognize that not everyone will be able to do so. Because of this, we accept recorded auditions via YouTube, due March 1. Simply upload a video recording (meeting the following requirements) and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those planning to audition via recording must adhere to the following guidelines: