Re: University

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Posted by Reed on October 30, 2000 at 21:59:47:

In Reply to: University posted by Devin on October 30, 2000 at 21:16:21:

: I'm interested into going into music in university and I play the stand-up.
: I was wondering if anyone could tell me the level of playing a university
: is looking for when applying and if they could give me the name or a piece
: that would be the level required.
: Thanks

A little more information would be helpful in suggesting a piece. Are you going for Classical or Jazz? Performance or Education? How long have you been playing?
What University are you auditioning for? Any way, here are some general reqirements for most Universities-
Scales and arpeggios: E Major (2 or 3 octaves); G minor (harmonic) (2 or 3 octaves). (But you should know all of them)
Two contrasting solos demonstrating your technique and musicianship.
(I did the Vivaldi Sonata in A and Apres'un Reve by Faure')
Two orchestral excerpts and one étude of your choice.
(I did the Scherzo from Beethoven 5 and The Finale from Shostakovitch 5 and a
Simandl Etude)

Jazz Bass or Jazz Upright

Swing Four - with a walking bass line (5 minutes - most important).
Latin - Samba, Bossa, or Afro-Cuban (3 minutes).
Rock Feel - anything from funk to Corea, etc. (3 minutes).
A Legitimate Piece - selections from Baroque or Classical literature. Need not be a piece composed solely for bass; may be an étude (3 minutes).
We will be looking especially for a solid time feel and sound bass lines. State the theme in any or all of the first three categories. In addition, you must solo on all of them. The first three selections should be with drums, guitar and/or piano; additional instruments are acceptable as are synthesized or pre-recorded backgrounds.

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