How to find music for college auditions?

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  • How to find music for college auditions?


Answer #1 | 05/01 2014 14:13
Unless you're applying to colleges that have really low standards, you're starting way, way too late. Your audition piece should be something that shows off your technical skill, not something that the audition committee knows perfectly well is easy to learn. Trust me, they know all the standard literature and know what's easy and what indicates genuine ability. They can also tell when someone has thrown together an audition with only a few weeks' preparation. If you're applying as a music ed major and the standards are very low at the college you're looking at, you might be able to get away with playing something you're preparing for solo and ensemble, then picking a contrasting work. Your private teacher should have been helping you all along with this. If you've never had a private teacher, odds are you don't have the technical background that music schools want their incoming students to have.
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