Audition Requirements


  • -Solo of choice demonstrating 2 contrasting styles -OR-
  • -2 contrasting etudes (lyrical and technical)
  • -At least 4 scales (1 and 2 octave) and a full-range chromatic scale


If auditioning to be a graduate student, the following materials are required

  • A concerto or sonata of your choice (all movements)
  • Etude #2 from Charlier's 36 Transcendental Etudes
  • The following orchestral excerpts
    • Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade
    • Respighi's Pines of Rome, Offstage solo
    • Mahler's Symphony No. 5, opening solo

Prospective students are encouraged to contact Professor Kilgore by email,, with any questions regarding audition repertoire and the audition process.