Guitar Department

Admissions

5th Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition

November 1-2, 2014
Link to festival website

Audition requirements

Please see the official audition page at the Jacobs School Office of Admissions for complete details.

Bachelor of Music (BM)

The following works are minimum required level works. Alternative works of the same or higher level can be accepted upon approval by the Guitar Department faculty. Please contact us  prior to sending the screening tape.

  • Fernando Sor: One study between 11-20
  • H. Villa-Lobos: Prelude #4
  • H. Villa Lobos: Study #1
  • J.S. Bach: Prelude from Cello suite #1 (or work of similar difficulty by Bach)

All Composition, Music Education and Bachelor of Science applicants:

  • Fernando Sor: One study between 11-20
  • H. Villa-Lobos: Prelude #4
  • J.S. Bach: Prelude from Cello suite #1 (or work of similar difficulty by Bach)
Master of Music (MM) and Doctor of Music (DM)

All graduate programs require a classical audition. All  graduate auditionees must submit an audio or video cassette before a personal interview will be scheduled. Tapes should be approximately 30-40 minutes in length. All applicants must perform works from each of the following three groups:

Group 1: (approx. 8-10 min.)

Two contrasting movements by J. S. Bach chosen from suites, sonatas or partitas for lute, cello violin and flute including Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute.

Group2: (approx. 8-12 min.)

One selection from the following:

  • Fernando Sor:  Variatioins op 9, Grand Solo op. 14, Sonata op. 15, Fantasia no.7 op.30,
  • Sonata op.22, Sonata op. 25, Fantasia op.40, Fantasia Elegiaca op. 59,  Introduction and
  • Variations op. 26, Introduction and Variations op. 28.
  • Mauro Giuliani: Variations op. 38, 107, 105 or 112,  Rossiniane op. 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, or 124, Grand Sonata op 150, Giulianate op 148,
  • Grand Overture op. 61.
  • Niccolo Paganini: Grand Sonata in A

Group 3: (approx. 8-15 min.)

Two works by different composers selected from:

  • H. Villa-Lobos: Preludes1-2-3-4-5, 12 Studies, Choros #1, Suite  Populaire
  • Manuel Ponce: Sonata Mexicana, Romantica,Classica, III, Sonatina Meridional, Theme and Varie et Final, 20 Variations on Folia and Fugue
  • Federico Moreno Torroba: Castles of Spain, Piezas Caracteristicas, Sonatina, Nocturno, Suite Castellana
  • Joaquin Turina: Sonata, Hommage to Tarrega, Fandanguillo, Sevillanas
  • Enrique Granados: Dances 5-10-11, La maja de Goya
  • Isaac Albeniz: Mallorca, Asturias, Cadiz, Sevilla, Cordoba, Torre Bermeja, Malaguena, Granada Rumores de la Caleta
  • Manuel De Falla: Hommage to Debussy
  • Anton Garcia Abril: Evocaciones, Sonata del Portico
  • Antonio Ruiz Pipo: Cancion y Danza #1
  • Federico Mompou: Suite Compostelana
  • Joaquin Rodrigo: En Los Trigales, Sonata a la Espanola, Invocation et Danse, Fandango-Pasacaglia-Zapateado
  • Vicente Asencio: Colecticio Intimo, Suite Valenciana
  • Juan Orrego Salas: Esquinas
  • Leo Brouwer: El Decameron Negro, Elogio de la Danza, Sonata, Hika
  • Alexandre Tansman: Cavatina
  • Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal
  • William Walton: 5 Bagatelles
  • Alberto Ginastera: Sonata
  • Astor Piazzolla: 5 Pieces
  • Frank Martin: 4 Pieces Breves
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Tema and Variations
  • Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco: Sonata, Capriccio Diabolico, Tarantella
  • Goffredo Petrassi: Suoni Notturni
  • Angelo Gilardino: Tenebrae Factae Sunt, Studio di virtuosita
  • Roland Dyens: Saudade #3, Libra Sonatine
  • John Duarte: Americana
  • R. Rodney Bennet: Impromptus
  • Henze: Drei Tientos
  • S. Dodgson: Partita, Fantasy Divisions
  • Toru  Takemitsu: Folios, All In Twilight

DISCLAIMER: These documents are for information purposes only. Wherever they may conflict with the current Bulletin of the School of Music, or other official documentation, the Bulletin or department-approved documentation takes precedence. Please see the official audition page at the Jacobs School Office of Admissions for complete details.