The Arts Supplement

Students who have devoted serious time to the pursuit of music performance during their high school careers are encouraged to submit an Arts Supplement when they apply to the University. The Arts Supplement includes a recording according to the guidelines outlined below. Please upload submissions in the form of a digital audio files for recordings and PDFs for scores, and contact Program in Music Performance Director Michael Pratt with any questions. 

Classical Instrument (except piano)

A 10-15 min recording of advanced solo work highlighting contrasting examples of expression and technique.

Please do not submit orchestral or ensemble work unless you have a prominent solo.

Classical Voice

A recording of 2 songs in contrasting styles (ex. Italian art song/German lied), demonstrating your level of technical and musical accomplishment.

Please do not submit ensemble work unless you have a prominently featured solo.

Composition

As of 2018, the Department of Music no longer evaluates composition portfolios as part of the undergraduate admissions process. However, we are still keenly interested in having composers in our undergraduate program. Applicants are encouraged to include information about their compositional accomplishments and aspirations as part of their overall application.

Jazz Instrument, Composition, or Voice

A 10-15 min submission of advanced solo work. Please do not submit orchestral or ensemble work unless you have a prominently featured solo.

Piano

A submission of works that best demonstrate your level of technical and musical accomplishment, preferably including one of each of the following:

1) A work by J.S. Bach;

2) The first movement of a classical sonata;

3) Any 19th- or 20th-century solo work (not concerti)

 

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