Audition Requirements

Ensemble Auditions

Ensembles that require auditions are listed below.


For audition sign-up, contact Christine Gines in the Department of Music office: 801-863-6480, christine.gines@uvu.edu, Gunther Technology 332.

Ensemble auditions for Fall 2018 will be held August 20-21. Audition repertoire will be posted at least one month prior to the auditions. To schedule an audition time, contact the music department office at 801-863-6480 or 801-863-8534. 

CHAMBER CHOIR
Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 322R
TWRF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 507

WOMEN’S CHOIR
Cherilyn Worthen, Director
MUSC 328R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 507

MEN'S CHOIR
Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 327R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 509

WIND SYMPHONY
Thomas Keck, Director
MUSC 330R
MW 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
GT416

 

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Cheung Chau, Director
MUSC 370R
TR 11:00 am – 12:40 pm
GT 416

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Cheung Chau, Director
MUSC 372R
F 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
GT416

JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Alex Heitlinger, Director
MUSC 332R
TR 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
GT416

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Doug Smith, Director
MUSC 331R
MW 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
GT 416

Entrance Auditions

*If you are auditioning for the B.M. Commercial Music degree, you must complete a performance audition with your respective area coordinator according to the guidelines below AND you must submit additional materials, as listed HERE.

Piano
Performance major (All repertoire must be memorized)

  • One major Baroque work
  • One or more movements from a major Classical Sonata
  • One major work from the Romantic Era
  • Sight-reading
  • Four octave, hands together Major and harmonic minor scales played at MM=126

Other music majors (All repertoire must be memorized- BA/BS in Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music) (Piano is not a valid Music Education emphasis)

  • One Baroque work
  • One movement from a major Classical Sonata
  • One work from the Romantic Era
  • Sight-reading
  • Four octave, hands together Major and harmonic minor scales

Hilary Demske, Piano, GT337b, 801-863-7360, hilary.demske@uvu.edu

Piano
Commercial Music Major

There are two audition rounds for Commercial Music/Piano Emphasis Majors. The first round, with Hilary Demske, assesses general piano technique and classical music proficiency. The second round, with Alex Heitlinger, assesses commercial and jazz proficiency. Students requesting both audition rounds on the same day should send a preliminary DVD or internet link of their Round 1 material to Hilary Demske.

Round 1 (All music must be memorized)

  • Two pieces from different classical style periods, demonstrating appropriate technique and musicality
  • Major and harmonic minor scales, 4 octaves, 4 notes per click at MM= 100
  • Major and harmonic minor arpeggios, 4 octaves, 4 notes per click at MM= 66
  • Sight-reading classical music score
  • Original song or composition (include score in PDF format)

Round 2 (select two options from the choices below and provide recordings)

You will provide a link to these on your scholarship/entrance audition application.

  • Original song or composition (include score in PDF format)
  • Jazz standard including improvisation (A list of jazz standards is available here.)
  • Cover tune in an American popular style (pop, rock, blues, hip hop, country, funk, etc.).
  • Final mix in MP3, MP4, WAV, or AIFF format and a description of your involvement in that mix

Hilary Demske, Piano, GT337b, 801-863-7360, hilary.demske@uvu.edu
Alex Heitlinger, Jazz Performance, FA303, 801-863-8643, alex.heitlinger@uvu.edu

Voice
Performance Major

  • One memorized classical art song or aria in English
  • One memorized classical art song or aria in Italian, German or French
  • Sight-reading

Commercial Music Major

  • Present two contrasting, memorized selections in at least two different genres.
  • Students may accompany themselves, bring an accompanist, or bring a pre-recorded track.

Other music majors (Music Education, BA/BS in Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music)

  • Two contrasting, memorized classical art songs, one of which may be an aria.  One must be in French, German, or Italian.
  • Sight-reading

Melissa Heath, Voice, FA305, 801-863-5307, melissa.heath@uvu.edu

Strings
Performance major

  • One movement from an unaccompanied Bach solo sonata, partita, or suite
  • One movement from a standard concerto or sonata, such as Bériot, Mozart, Sphor, Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Viotti
  • One major and one minor 3-octave scale, student's choice
  • A jazz improvisation or transcription (optional – recommended for bass players)
    (applicant must supply backtrack for audition)
  • Sight-reading of an orchestral excerpt (live audition) – Additional etude or short piece (recorded audition)

Other music majors (Music Education, BA/BS in Music, Commercial Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music)

  • One slow piece or etude demonstrating tone quality and vibrato
  • One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability, proficiency with higher positions and standard bowing techniques (spiccato, martelé, etc.)
  • One major and one minor 3-octave scale, student's choice
  • A jazz improvisation or transcription (optional – recommended for bass players)
    (applicant must supply backtrack for audition)
  • Sight-reading of an orchestral excerpt (live audition) – Additional etude or short piece (recorded audition)

Donna Fairbanks, Violin and Viola, GT332c, 801-863-6538, donna.fairbanks@uvu.edu
Cheung Chau, Cello and Bass, FA301, 801-863-5488, cheung.chau@uvu.edu

Harp
Performance major

  • Four-octave ascending and descending scale (hands together) and arpeggios (alternating hands)
  • Two selections from different style periods, demonstrating memorization, appropriate tempo and technical ability
  • Harpists may use a UVU harp for the audition or bring their own harp

Other music majors (Music Education, BA/BS in Music, Commercial Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music)

  • Two selections from different style periods, demonstrating appropriate tempo and technical ability
  • Harpists may use a UVU harp for the audition or bring their own harp

Janet Peterson, Harp, GT419a, janet.peterson@uvu.edu

Guitar
Performance major (Classical)

  • Two contrasting etudes by Giuliani, Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, or equivalent
  • Major and Minor scales (Segovia)
  • Sight-reading – Single line melody

Other music majors (BA/BS in Music, Commercial Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music) (Music Education excluded)

  • An etude or piece from any period/composer
  • Basic ability to sight reading
  • Major and Minor scales (any fingering)

Cynthia Spell, Guitar, cynthia.spell@uvu.edu

Electric Bass
Commercial Music Major

  • All major and minor scales (two octaves)
  • A prepared piece that demonstrates significant technical skill
  • Sight-reading

Denson Angulo, Double Bass & Electric Bass, denson.angulo@uvu.edu

Woodwinds
Performance major

  • One movement from an unaccompanied solo or etude
  • One movement from a standard concerto or sonata, such as Mozart, Weber, Chaminade, Debussy, Brahms, Schumann, Krommer, Spohr, Stamitz, Vaughan-Williams, Creston
  • Sight-reading of a standard excerpt

Other music majors (Music Education, BA/BS in Music, Commercial Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music)

  • One slow piece or etude demonstrating tone quality and expression
  • One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability and proficiency with articulation
  • Sight-reading of a standard excerpt

Jeffrey O'Flynn, Woodwinds, FA307, 801-863-8810, jeffrey.oflynn@uvu.edu

Brass
Performance major

  • One movement from a standard concerto or sonata
  • Two contrasting etudes
  • Sight-reading

Other music majors (Music Education, BA/BS in Music, Commercial Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music)

  • One lyrical solo or etude demonstrating tone quality, phrasing, and musicianship
  • One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability
  • Sight-reading

Natalie Douglass, Brass, natalie.douglass@uvu.edu , FA308, 801-863-6537

Percussion
Performance major

  • One solo, etude, or orchestral/band excerpt in each of the following three instrument categories: Marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone; Snare drum; and Timpani.  Applicants may also perform excerpts for accessory instruments like cymbals, tambourine, bass drum, or triangle.
  • To be considered for drum set performing positions and scholarships, please be prepared to play time and solo in various jazz, Latin, and rock styles. 
  • Sight-reading of an orchestral or band excerpt or etude may also be requested.
  • Audition interview to determine readiness for the percussion program.

Other music majors (Music Education, BA/BS in Music, Commercial Music, Integrated Studies, AS in Music)

  • One solo or etude on each instrument that you are comfortable playing.  If your experience is mostly on one instrument, please audition on that instrument.
  • To be considered for a scholarship, please prepare a solo, etude, or orchestral/band excerpt in each of the following three instrument categories: Marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone; Snare drum; and Timpani.  Applicants may also perform excerpts for accessory instruments like cymbals, tambourine, bass drum, or triangle. 
  • To be considered for drum set performing positions and scholarships, please be prepared to play time and solo in various jazz, Latin, and rock styles.
  • Players at all levels are welcome to audition.
  • Sight-reading of an orchestral or band excerpt or etude may also be requested.
  • Audition interview to determine readiness for the percussion program.

Doug Smith, Percussion, GT421, 801-863-5408, douglas.smith@uvu.edu

Commercial Music Entrance Requirements

Submit two links to examples of your work in at least one of the following categories:

  • Recording of an original song or composition (also include a lead sheet or score in PDF format)
  • Recording of a jazz standard
  • Recording of a cover tune in an American popular style (pop, rock, blues, hip hop, country, funk, etc.)
  • Recording of a final mix in MP3, MP4, WAV, or AIFF format and a PDF with a description of your involvement in that mix)

If you cannot provide two examples of your commercial music work, please answer the following questions about why you want to major in commercial music:

  1. What does the term "commercial music" mean to you?
  2. How will completing the B.M. Commercial Music degree help you achieve your professional goals?
  3. Which commercial music courses are you most excited about taking and why?

Scholarship Audition Repertoire Requirements

Piano

  • One major or minor Baroque work (such as Bach or Scarlatti), demonstrating memorization, appropriate style and tempo
  • One movement from any Classical Sonata (such as Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert), demonstrating memorization, appropriate style and tempo
  • One major or minor work from the Romantic Era (such as Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Ravel), demonstrating memorization, appropriate style and tempo
  • Four octave Major and harmonic minor scales played at MM=96, demonstrating technical proficiency and correct fingering
  • Sight-reading demonstrating rhythmic and note accuracy

Piano (Commercial Music)

  • Two pieces from different classical style periods
  • One jazz transcription or improvisation
  • Sight-reading in classical and contemporary music styles (including chord charts)
  • One octave, hands together Major, minor (all forms), and modal scales
  • Composition (Composition emphasis only--may be a performance, recording and/or score in any instrumentation)

Strings

  • One slow piece or etude demonstrating tone quality and vibrato
  • One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability, proficiency with higher positions and standard bowing techniques (spiccato, martelé, etc.)
  • One major and one minor 3-octave scale, student's choice
  • A jazz improvisation or transcription (optional – recommended for bass players)
    (applicant must supply backtrack for audition)
  • Sight-reading of an orchestral excerpt (live audition) – Additional etude or short piece (recorded audition)

Harp

  • Two selections from different style periods, demonstrating appropriate tempo and technical ability
  • Harpists may use a UVU harp for the audition or bring their own harp

Guitar

  • An etude or piece from any period/composer
  • Basic sight-reading
  • Major and Minor scales (any fingering)

Electric Bass

  • One piece from the Victor Wooten collection, Gary Willis collection, Jaco Pastorius collection, or other formidable contemporary bassist
  • One movement from a Cello Suite by Bach (1, 2, or 3)
  • Sight-reading standard notation
  • Improvisation over standard harmonic progressions from the contemporary idiom. Proficient bass line construction in swing and straight 8th styles (Latin, rock, etc.)

Woodwinds

  • One slow piece or etude demonstrating tone quality and expression
  • One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability and proficiency with articulation
  • Sight-reading of a standard excerpt

Brass

  • One lyrical solo or etude demonstrating tone quality, phrasing, and musicianship
  • One fast piece or etude demonstrating technical ability
  • Sight-reading

Voice

  • Two contrasting, memorized, art songs, one of which may be an aria. One must be in French, German, or Italian. You must provide your own accompanist.
  • Sight-reading

Voice (Commercial Music)

  • Two contrasting, memorized selections in at least two different genres. One of the selections may be your own composition.
  • You must bring your own pre-recorded track, accompanist, or be prepared to accompany yourself.

Percussion

  • One solo, etude, or significant orchestral/band excerpt in each of the following three instrument categories: (1) Timpani, (2) Snare Drum, (3) Keyboard Percussion (Glock, Marimba, Vibes, Xylo).
  • Applicants may also perform significant excerpts for accessory instruments like bass drum, castanets, cymbals, tambourine, or triangle.
  • To be considered for drum set performing positions and scholarships, please be prepared to play time and solo in various jazz, Latin, and rock styles.
  • Sight-reading may also be requested.
  • Audition interview to determine readiness for the percussion program.

Commercial Music

Students should prepare two contrasting pieces in any of the following formats:

  • An original composition score in PDF format and MP3 sound recording
  • Final mix of a Pro Tools or Digital Performer file
  • Final mix in a MP3, MP4, WAV, or AIFF format

Sophomore Review performance proficiencies

Piano

Performance Major

Select three of the following:

  • One major Baroque work (such as Bach or Scarlatti), demonstrating memorization, contrapuntal awareness, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • One movement from a major Classical Sonata (such as Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert), demonstrating memorization, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • One major work from the Romantic Era (such as Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Ravel), demonstrating memorization, richness and control of sound, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • One work from the Contemporary Era (such as Copland, Barber, Bartók, Gershwin, Schoenberg), demonstrating memorization, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • Sight-reading demonstrating rhythmic and note accuracy
  • Four octave Major and harmonic minor scales played at MM=138, demonstrating technical proficiency and correct fingering

All other music majors

Select two of the following:

  • One major Baroque work (such as Bach or Scarlatti), demonstrating memorization, contrapuntal awareness, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • One movement from a major Classical Sonata (such as Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert), demonstrating memorization, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • One major work from the Romantic Era (such as Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Ravel), demonstrating memorization, richness and control of sound, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • One work from the Contemporary Era (such as Copland, Barber, Bartók, Gershwin, Schoenberg, Scriabin), demonstrating memorization, technical proficiency, appropriate style and tempo
  • Sight-reading demonstrating rhythmic and note accuracy
  • Four octave Major and harmonic minor scales played at MM=104, demonstrating technical proficiency and correct fingering

Voice

Performance Major

  • Present five memorized, contrasting selections
  • Selected repertoire must total no more than 20 minutes
  • 1 Selection must be in French
  • 1 Selection must be in German
  • 1 Selection must be in Italian
  • 1 Selection must be in English
  • (another language may be performed, as long as the required four are represented)
  • 1 Selection may be an aria

Music Education and BA/BS Majors

  • Present four memorized, contrasting selections
  • Selected repertoire must total no more than 20 minutes
  • 1 Selection must be in English
  • At least two other languages should be represented in the other three pieces (Italian, German and French are standard; other languages must be approved through your teacher)
  • 1 Selection may be an aria

Commercial Music Major

  • Present four memorized, contrasting selections (at least three different styles of music should be represented).
  • Selected repertoire must total no more than 20 minutes
  • For students on the Media Composition Track, at least two selections must be personal compositions.
  • For students on the Music Technology and Production Track, personal compositions are acceptable, but not required.
  • Students may accompany themselves, use pre-recorded accompaniment, or utilize a live accompanist.  

Strings

Performance major

  • Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach solo sonata, partita, or suite, demonstrating technical accuracy, appropriate period style and tempo
  • Two contrasting movements from a major Romantic sonata or concerto (such as Barber, Beethoven, Bruch, Franck, Hindemith, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius, Saint-Saëns, Wienawski), demonstrating richness of tone and vibrato, accurate intonation, fluid shifting, and mastery of bowings
  • Memorization of at least one movement
  • Sight-reading excerpt demonstrating pitch and rhythmic accuracy

All other music majors

  • One movement from an unaccompanied Bach solo sonata, partita, or suite, demonstrating technical accuracy and appropriate period style
  • One movement from a standard concerto or sonata (such as Bériot, Mozart, Sphor, Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Viotti), demonstrating clear tone, vibrato control, musical phrasing, accurate shifting, and bow control
  • Memorization of at least one movement
  • Sight-reading excerpt demonstrating pitch and rhythmic accuracy

Harp

Performance major

  • Four-octave ascending and descending scale (hands together) and arpeggios (alternating hands)
  • One orchestral cadenzas
  • Two technical etudes from memory
  • One solo piece from the standard classical harp repertoire from memory

All other music majors

  • Four-octave ascending and descending scale (hands together) and arpeggios (alternating hands)
  • One solo piece from the standard classical harp repertoire from memory

Guitar

Performance major

  • Memorization of at least three etudes in contrasting style by Giuliani, Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, etc. demonstrating quality of tone, style, and tempo
  • Right and left hands must be properly set producing quality tone
  • One prelude by Bach, Ponce, Villa-Lobos or other work of comparable difficulty
  • All Segovia Major, Minor, and Melodic minor scales
  • Sight-reading excerpt demonstrating reading of multiple voices

All other music majors

  • Memorization of at least one etude by Giuliani, Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, etc.
  • One prelude by Ponce, Bach, Villa-Lobos or equivalent
  • Sight-reading excerpt demonstrating ability to read in two voices

Electric Bass

Commercial Music major

  • One piece from the Victor Wooten collection, Gary Willis collection, Jaco Pastorius collection, or other formidable contemporary bassist
  • One movement from a Cello Suite by Bach (1, 2, or 3)
  • Sight-reading standard notation
  • Improvisation over standard harmonic progressions from the contemporary idiom. Proficient bass line construction in swing and straight 8th styles (Latin, rock, etc.).

Woodwinds

Performance major

  • Unaccompanied Solo Work (Partitas, 20th Century Solos, etc.)
    • Two contrasting movements OR one complete work with contrasting sections
    • Examples: two movements from a Bach Partita; Messiaen’s Abîme des Oiseaux
  • Accompanied Solo Work (Concerti, Sonatas, etc.)
    • Must be from a different time period than the unaccompanied solo work
    • Two contrasting movements OR one complete work with contrasting sections
    • Examples: Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto; two movements from Saint-Saëns’ Oboe Sonata
  • All major and minor scales, memorized, in the pattern designated by applied instructor
  • Sight reading

Music Education, BA/BS majors

  • Unaccompanied Solo Work (Partitas, 20th Century Solos, etc.)
    • Complete work OR one movement of a larger work
    • Examples: One Paganini Caprice; one movement from Britten’s Metamorphoses for Oboe
  • Accompanied Solo Work (Concerti, Sonatas, etc.)
    • Must contrast in both style and time period with the unaccompanied solo work
    • Complete work OR one movement of a larger work
    • Examples: Weber’s Concertino; one movement from Larsson’s Saxophone Concerto
  • All major and minor scales, memorized, in the pattern designated by applied instructor
  • Sight reading

Commercial Music majors

  • Unaccompanied and/or Accompanied Solo Work(s)
    • Two contrasting movements OR one substantial work with contrasting sections
    • Movements may be from different works demonstrating different styles
  • Commercial performance as directed by applied instructor as appropriate for major, may include:
    • Transcribed solo (either published or transcribed by the student)
    • Improvisation on pre-approved jazz standard
    • Harmonically challenging pop song
    • Original composition (approx. 7 minutes)
  • All major and minor scales, memorized, in a pattern designated by applied instructor
  • Sight reading

Brass

Performance major

  • Two contrasting movements from a standard work, demonstrating characteristic tone quality, articulation, tempo, style, and intonation OR single movement work with contrasting sections*
  • Two contrasting movements from a standard work from a different time period*
  • *one of these may be substituted for a substantial etude from the standard etude repertoire, as assigned by instructor

  • Sight-reading
  • All major and all minor scales (natural, harmonic, and melodic) memorized, minimum 2 octaves

Music Education Majors

  • One technical movement from a standard concerto or sonata, demonstrating characteristic tone, style, articulation, and technical proficiency*
  • One lyrical movement from a standard concerto or sonata demonstrating characteristic tone, style, articulation, and technical proficiency*
  • *one of these may be substituted for a substantial etude from the standard etude repertoire, as assigned by instructor

  • Sight-reading
  • All major and all minor scales (natural, harmonic, and melodic) memorized, 2 octaves

Commercial Music

Classically focused commercial music majors may choose to prepare the same requirements listed for the music education degree. Those focused on contemporary music performance should prepare the following:

  • One technical and one lyrical movement from a standard concerto or sonata, demonstrating characteristic tone, style, articulation, and technical proficiency OR one large, single-movement work with contrasting sections
  • Commercial performance demonstrating characteristic tone, style, articulation, and technical proficiency as directed by applied instructor as appropriate for major, may include:
    • Transcribed solo (either published or transcribed by the student)
    • One or more approved jazz and/or contemporary (pop/rock/funk) tunes including melody and extended improvisation
  • Sight reading
  • All major and all minor scales (natural, harmonic, and melodic) memorized, 2 octaves

Percussion

Performance major

  • One movement from an unaccompanied Bach solo sonata, partita, or suite, demonstrating technical accuracy, appropriate period style and tempo
  • Performance of a technically and musically challenging solo or etude on two of the following three instrument categories: Marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone; Snare drum; and Timpani demonstrating a full, relaxed tone; stylistic accuracy; and technical mastery
  • Excerpts from the standard orchestral and band repertoire will also be requested
  • Sight-reading excerpt demonstrating pitch and rhythmic accuracy

All other music majors

  • One movement from an unaccompanied Bach solo sonata, partita, or suite, demonstrating technical accuracy and appropriate period style
  • Performance of a technically and musically challenging solo or etude on two of the following three instrument categories: Marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone; Snare drum; and Timpani demonstrating a full, relaxed tone; stylistic accuracy; and technical mastery
  • Sight-reading excerpt demonstrating pitch and rhythmic accuracy

Keyboard Proficiency

Group Piano I Exam:

  1. Play all Major Scales and Arpeggios, 2 octaves hands together with correct fingering. No metronome requirement.
  2. Play the following chord progression in all Major and minor keys, hands together:  I-IV-I-V7-I.
  3. Harmonize a simple RH melody at sight using the following LH triads:  I, IV, V7.  Play at least one chord in an inversion.
  4. Transpose the same RH melody into another key (half step or whole step higher/lower) using the I, IV, and V7 chords.
  5. Sight-read a simple piece hands together.

Group Piano II Exam:

  1. Play all Major and harmonic minor Scales and Arpeggios, 2 octaves hands together with correct fingering. No metronome requirement.
  2. Play the following chord progression in all Major and minor keys, hands together:  I-vi-IV-ii-V7-I.
  3. Harmonize a simple RH melody at sight using the following LH triads:  I, ii, IV, V7, vi.  Play inversions for multiple chords.
  4. Transpose the same RH melody into any key (Major or minor) using the I, ii, IV, and V7, and vi chords.
  5. Sight-read an intermediate piece hands together.
  6. Prepare a memorized piece at least one page in length.

Group Piano III Exam:

  1. Play all Major scales and Arpeggios, 4 octaves hands together with correct fingering.
    • Scales at minimum of MM=76, sixteenth note subdivision
    • Arpeggios at minimum of MM=63, triplet subdivision
  2. Sing a simple RH melody at sight using solfege while playing a two-handed accompaniment.
  3. Play seventh chords starting from any pitch:  M7, Mm7, m7, Half-dim 7, Dim 7.
  4. Sight-read a simple piece using alto and tenor clefs.
  5. Perform the following common chord modulations starting from any Major key:
    • Tonic-Dominant key modulation (example: C Major to G Major) 
    • Tonic-Relative minor modulation (example: G Major to E minor)
  6. Sight-read an intermediate piece hands together.

Group Piano IV Exam:

  1. Play all Major and harmonic minor scales and Arpeggios, 4 octaves hands together with correct fingering.
    • Scales at minimum of MM=76, sixteenth note subdivision
    • Arpeggios at minimum of MM=63, triplet subdivision
  2. Play the following modal scales, 1 octave hands together from any pitch:  Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Dorian. No metronome requirement.
  3. Prepare a popular RH melody chord chart using an appropriate LH accompaniment. Improvise a new RH melody using the same LH chords from your selection.
  4. Sight-read a four-part hymn.
  5. Sight-read and then transpose a simple piece with a connecting bridge modulation between any two keys (Major or minor).