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Lamont School of Music

Lamont School of Music

Audition and Portfolio Requirements

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Live Audition

Applicants will preference their top two (2) audition dates for a live audition in Denver on the Lamont application. All auditions are approximately 20 minutes in length. The applicant will choose one of the prepared works to perform. The faculty will choose the second of the prepared works and possibly an additional work as well.

Applicants unable to travel to Denver

While Lamont faculty prefer to have applicants audition on campus, those unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit a recorded VIDEO audition in lieu of the on-campus audition. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application.

Area-Specific Requirements

Carillon, Organ, Piano

Carillon

Undergraduate (BM and BA)

  1. Three contrasting compositions for carillon including a prelude by Matthias Van den Gheyn
  2. Select others from Dutch (eg. Badings, Franken, Maassen), Flemish (eg. Meulemans, D'hollander, Geysen) or American composers (eg. Johnson, Courter, Barnes)
  3. Sight reading to be selected at the audition

Graduate (MM and certificate in performance)

  1. Five contrasting compositions including: a Prelude by Matthias Van de Gehyn
  2. Select others from Dutch (eg. Badings, Franken, Maassen), Flemish (eg. Meulemans, D'hollander, Geysen) or American composers (eg. Johnson, Courter, Barnes)
  3. Sight reading to be selected at the audition

Artist Diploma

Organ

Undergraduate (BM and BA)

  1. Prepare fifteen to twenty minutes of organ literature you have thoroughly studied. Include a work of J. S. Bach in addition to a romantic and/or a contemporary composition.

Graduate (MM and certificate in performance)

  1. Prepare at least fifteen to twenty minutes of music including:
    • A major work of J. S. Bach (e.g. a prelude and fugue, trio sonata, large chorale prelude)
    • A composition of the Romantic period
    • A contemporary composition

Artist Diploma

Piano

Undergraduate (BM and BA)

  1. Three or four pieces, each from a different period:
    • Baroque (e.g., two-part invention by Bach)
    • Classical (e.g., Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven Sonata - one movement)
    • Romantic (e.g., Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms)
    • Twentieth Century (e.g., Debussy, Ravel, Schonberg, Bartok, Hindemith)

Graduate (MM and certificate in performance)

  1. A major work from the Baroque period (e.g. Bach, Scarlatti, Rameau etc.)
  2. A major work from the Classical period (e.g. Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart etc.)
  3. A major work from the Romantic period (e.g. Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Schumann, etc.)
  4. A major work from the 20th century (e.g. Bartok, Hindemith, Schonberg, Copland, Barber, etc.)

Pedagogy Applicants

In addition to the graduate audition requirements above, applicants must submit/complete the following:

  1. A research paper related to music education/pedagogy (as per undergraduate work),
  2. A 20-minute video of teaching, and
  3. An interview with the piano pedagogy faculty.

Jazz
Artist Diploma