Any student interested in becoming a music major must first pass an audition. Audition days occur several times during each spring semester and may be arranged during fall semesters if necessary.
You should audition one semester prior to beginning your music curriculum. For example, if you are planning to attend NC A&T in the fall, then your audition should occur in the spring. If you are already enrolled at A&T and would like to change majors, you would need to audition one semester before registering for music classes.
Piano: Representative piano works from major historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary).
Voice: An English language art song is required; 1 art song in Italian, French or German; 1 song from American Musical Theatre; 1 African-American Spiritual. Be prepared to sight-sing.
Woodwinds: Any grade medium to difficult solo from the approved state solo repertoire list or an Etude from Selected Studies edited by H. Voxman.
High Brass: Any movement of a Sonata or Concerto from one of the major style periods or any of the Arban’s Characteristic studies and all major and minor scales.
Low Brass: A solo work for your major instrument, two etudes of differing styles and all major and minor scales.
Percussion: Any published work of medium to difficult level in at least one of the following areas of percussion: Snare drum, Mallets, or Timpani.
A theory placement examination is required for admittance to the music program.
Audition Dates (Music Majors Only)
May 2, 2014
(Other dates may be arranged by contacting the Program Director)
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