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Sculpture outside of Battelle Fine Arts Center

Join Us for Our Annual Audition Workshop!

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the Department of Music at Otterbein University is hosting a Music Audition Workshop.  This workshop is designed for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in auditioning for college and university music programs.  Students participating in the workshop will walk away with a lot of useful information about the entire audition process, along with helpful critique from seasoned music professionals.  The registration fee is only $15 and will include lunch and a video of your trial audition.

Presented by the Otterbein University Department of Music faculty, the workshop will last from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  The culminating activity of the day is a trial audition; participants should be prepared to perform at the workshop according to the guidelines below:

  • Voice: one memorized piece, preferably classical
  • Strings: one piece (memorization is not necessary); major scales up to four sharps and four flats in two or three octaves, or a scale of your choice; there may be sight reading 
  • Keyboard: one memorized piece; all major and harmonic minor scales, or a scale of your choice; there may be sight-reading
  • Woodwinds/Brass: one piece (memorization is not necessary); all major scales and a two-octave chromatic scale, or a scale of your choice; there may be sight-reading
  • Percussion: prepare a representative solo/etude in two of three areas: snare drum, timpani, and/or keyboards (memorization is not necessary)

We will have accompanists present, and we encourage you to perform your solo with accompaniment.

Audition Day Workshop Registration

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where Battelle Fine Arts Center
170 W. Park St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Cost $15.00
Details Lunch and a video of the
trial audition are included.