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Audition Requirements
for D.M.A. and Ph.D.

Each program has specific audition and/or interview requirements; please closely review the requirements listed below for your instrument or discipline.

All D.M.A. Performance applicants are required to submit a prescreening video recording via Decision Desk and writing sample via Decision Desk by November 15th.  SUBMIT PRESCREENING VIDEO RECORDING and WRITING SAMPLE

Applicants will be contacted if they are invited to a live audition.

 

 
   

Brass

 

D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Video Prescreening Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • A concerto, sonata, or solo piece from the Classic period, the Romantic or Impressionistic period.
  • A concerto, sonata, or solo piece from the 20th Century.
  • Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.
  • All works except sonatas should be memorized.
Dance
 

Ph.D. Dance

The Graduate Interview Day consists of

  • Research Discussion - This talk and discussion will introduce applicants to the research interests of the faculty and will be an informal opportunity to share with each their own research interests.
  • Presentation - Each applicant will give a 5-7 minute presentation on a topic of scholarly interest they may wish to pursue.
  • Writing Assessment - Applicants will complete a brief writing exercise on-site.
  • Interview - With doctoral faculty members.

The faculty attempts to choose students with physical, artistic, and intellectual potential to enter and complete the dance program. The faculty is concerned that potential students' goals and aspirations are supported by the department philosophy, maximizing success in the program.

Keyboard (Please note: The Keyboard Department is not accepting applications for D.M.A. Piano Performance for the Fall 2015 semester.)
 

D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • A major work from each of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionistic periods.
  • A representative 20th century work (Bartok, Prokofiev, Hindemith, Barber, Copland, etc.).
  • All works should be memorized.
  • The prescreening video recording may contain representative movements of the above works.
Music Therapy
 

Ph.D. Music Therapy

  • Two major works in a major performance medium; two standard or popular songs, sung with own piano accompaniment.
  • Two standard or popular songs sung with own guitar accompaniment.
  • Sight-sing and sight-harmonize tunes from a fake book, using both piano and guitar for accompaniment, and to sight-read simple piano pieces.

Strings: Double Bass | Cello | Harp | Violin | Viola

 

Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

The prescreening video recording may contain representative movements of the audition material and the majority of the material must have been recorded within the last 12 months. Video recordings of accompanied works must have a piano or orchestral accompaniment.

If preliminary approval is granted, a live audition will be arranged. Candidates must audition in person. Video recordings alone are not acceptable for admission, except in the case of students living outside the United States. In this case, the applicants must submit a video recording of complete works (other than the Bach requirement for violinists and violists); continuation in the program is contingent upon success in the major performance medium during the first semester of study.

DOUBLE BASS
D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach unaccompanied suite.
  • A major concerto such as Koussevitzky, Bottesini, Capuzzi, or Dittersdorf
  • A sonata or similar work of contrasting period/style from the concerto (classical or 20th-century if the concerto is romantic; romantic or classical if the concerto is 20th-century).
  • A virtuoso composition such as Bottesini, Simandl, Paganini, etc.

CELLO
D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • A Bach unaccompanied suite (complete).
  • A major concerto such as Dvorak, Shostakovich, Lalo, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Haydn or Schumann
  • A sonata of contrasting period/style from the concerto (classical period if the concerto is romantic; romantic if the concerto is classical).
  • A virtuoso composition such as At the Fountain, Elfentanz or Weber Adagio & Rondo


HARP
D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • A sonata or solo from the Baroque period, i.e. Sonata in G Major by C.P.E. Bach.
  • A major concerto, i.e. Concerto by Ginastera, Danse Sacree and Profane by Debussy.
  • A sonata or major solo from the Romantic or Impressionist Period, i.e. Sonatine by Tournier, Suite by Britten.
  • A representative 20th century work, preferably written after 1950.
  • 4 orchestral excerpts and/or cadenzas.

VIOLIN
D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach unaccompanied sonata or partita. (The Chaconne is acceptable on its own.)
  • One of the following: Mozart Concerto: K. 216 in G Major, K. 218 in D Major,  K. 219 in A Major. 
  • One Major concerto such as Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bruch, Prokofiev, Bartok or Shostakovich
  • One Sonata of contrasting period/style from the concerto (classical period if the concerto is romantic; romantic if the concerto is classical).
  • One Virtuoso composition such as Paganini, Wieniawski, Sarasate, etc.

VIOLA
D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach unaccompanied suite.
  • A major concerto such as Walton, Bartok, Hindemith, Stamitz or Hoffmeister.
  • A sonata or similar work of contrasting period/style from the concerto (classical or 20th-century if the concerto is romantic; romantic or classical if the concerto is 20th-century).
  • A virtuoso composition such as Allegro di molto from Haydn’s Divertimento in D, Paganini, Hummel or Rolla.
Voice
 

D.M.A. Performance - Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • One recitative and aria from an opera.
  • One recitative and aria from an oratorio.
  • Four songs or arias, selecting one each from among the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary periods. Each selection also must be in a different language (English, German, French, or Italian).
  • All selections are to be performed from memory.
  • The prescreening video recording may contain representative movements of the above works.
Winds
 

D.M.A. Performance- Click here to submit Prescreening Video Recording and Scholarly Paper - Deadline: November 15th

  • A concerto, sonata, or solo piece from the Classic period, the Romantic or Impressionistic period.
  • A concerto, sonata, or solo piece from the 20th Century.
  • Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.
  • All works except sonatas should be memorized.

 

 

Questions? music@temple.edu or dance@temple.edu