You are required to
submit an online portfolio that reflect your musical interest and your best abilities as a guitarist and musician. Live auditions/interviews are encouraged
and audition/interview days are scheduled on campus and in several other
cities. There is no requirement for particular style or period. Audition pieces can be, but are not limited to, classical, jazz, rock, blues, world, flamenco or an original synthesis of styles. If your music encompasses a range of styles, we would like to hear representative examples, including your own compositions, if you have them. If you play primarily in groups, we would like to hear a group recording. In groups, clearly identify which part you are playing. Recorded auditions are assessed for the quality of the playing, not for the quality of the recording.
In a live audition, expect to demonstrate your abilities in music theory, sight singing/sight reading and the ability to perform and identify by ear various intervals, chords, scales and rhythmic patterns. When a live audition is not possible, you should submit evidence of ability in these musicianship skills. This evidence may take the form of letters from major teachers and/or transcripts of prior musical courses or private training. Please give us a history of how long you have been playing, what kind of music, and lessons and/or other studies you may have had so we can evaluate how you have progressed over time.