Guitar

Guitar

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.), Master of Music (M.M.), Doctor of Music (D.M.), Performer Diploma, Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)


These programs are for classical guitar only. It is not possible to use rock or folk guitar as the principal performance medium for any music degree. Students with an interest in jazz guitar should see requirements listed under Jazz Studies.

The following information is for entry into the 2022-23 school year.


 

Undergraduate applicants

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Students working toward an undergraduate degree must use classical guitar as the principal performance medium.

Prescreening requirements

All guitar applicants must submit video prescreen recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Prepare the following repertoire for your video prescreening.

Audition requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreening review.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • Fri. January 14-15, 2022
  • Fri. February 4-5, 2022
  • Fri. March 4-5, 2022

Repertoire requirements for prescreening and audition

  • J. S. Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
  • Fernando Sor - one study of Nos. 11-20 
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Prelude No. 4, or a work of similar difficulty
  • B.M applicants only: Heitor Villa-Lobos - Study No. 1, or a work of similar difficulty

Upon department approval, other repertoire will be accepted as long as the difficulty level is similar to the listed works. Please contact Prof. Petar Jankovic at pjankovi@iu.edu for substitute repertoire requests or if you have questions regarding your program selection.


Graduate and diploma applicants

Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma - Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Prescreening requirements

All guitar applicants must submit video prescreen recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Prescreen video recordings should be approximately 30-40 minutes and should include three sections as indicated below under repertoire requirements.

Audition requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreening review.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • Fri. January 14-15, 2022
  • Fri. February 4-5, 2022
  • Fri. March 4-5, 2022

Repertoire requirements for prescreening and audition

Two contrasting movements by J. S. Bach chosen from suites, sonatas, or partitas for lute, cello, violin, or flute, including Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro for lute, BWV 998

One selection from the following:

  • Mauro Giuliani: Variations, Op. 38; Grande Ouverture, Op. 61; Variations, Op. 105; Variations, Op. 107; Sei grandi variazioni, Op. 112; Le Rossiniane, Opp. 119-124; Giulianate, Op. 148; Gran sonata eroica, Op. 150
  • Nicolò Paganini: Grand Sonata in A, arr. for guitar solo
  • Fernando Sor: Introduction and variations on a theme by Mozart, Op. 9; Grand solo, Op. 14; Sonata, Op. 15b; Grande sonate, Op. 22; Deuxième grande sonate, Op. 25; Introduction and Variations, Op. 26; Introduction and Variations, Op. 28; Septième fantaisie et variations brillantes, Op. 30; Fantaisie sur un air favori ecossaise, Op. 40; Fantaisie élégiaque, Op. 59

Two works by different composers, selected from the following:

  • Antón Garcia Abril: Evocaciones, Sonata del pórtico
  • Isaac Albéniz: Asturias, Cadiz, Córdoba, Granada, Malagueña, Mallorca, Rumore de la caleta, Sevilla, Torre Bermeja
  • Vicente Asencio: Collectici intim, Suite valenciana
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptus
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Theme and Variations
  • Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal
  • Leo Brouwer: El decameron negro, Elogio de la danza, Hika, Sonata
  • Mario Castelnuovo: Tedesco, Capriccio diabólico, Sonata, Tarantella
  • Stephen Dodgson: Fantasy-Divisions, Partita
  • John W. Duarte: Americana
  • Roland Dyens: Libra sonatine, Saudade No. 3
  • Manuel de Falla: Homenaje para Le tombeau de Debussy
  • Angelo Gilardino: Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza, Tenebrae factae sunt
  • Alberto Ginastera: Sonata
  • Enrique Granados: Danzas españolos, 5-11, La maja de Goya
  • Hans Werner Henze: 3 tientos
  • Antonio Jose: Sonata
  • Frank Martin: Quatre pièces brèves
  • Federico Mompou: Suite compostelana
  • Federico Moreno Torroba: Castillos de España, Nocturno, Pièces caractéristiques, Sonatina, Suite castellana
  • Juan Orrego Salas: Esquinas
  • Goffredo Petrassi: Suoni notturni
  • Astor Piazzolla: Four Pieces
  • Manuel Ponce: Sonata clásica, Sonata mexicana, Sonata romántica, Sonata III, Sonatina meridional, Thème varié et finale, Variations sur "Folia de España" et fugue
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: En los trigales, Invocation et danse, Sonata a la española, Tres piezas españolas
  • Antonio Ruiz Pipo: Cancion y danza No. 1
  • Toru Takemitsu: All in Twilight, Folios
  • Alexandre Tansman: Cavatina
  • Joaquín Turina: Fandanguillo, Hommage à Tarrega, Sevillana, Sonata
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 1, 12 Etudes, 5 Preludes, Suite populaire brésiliene
  • William Walton: Five Bagatelles

Upon department approval, other repertoire will be accepted as long as the difficulty level is similar to the listed works. Please contact Prof. Petar Jankovic at pjankovi@iu.edu for substitute repertoire requests or if you have questions regarding your program selection.


Special Circumstances

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may request to have an adhoc audition or select the recorded audition option. You should prepare the audition repertoire requirements listed on this page.

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may submit a final audition video recording via the JSOM Supplemental Application. Final audition recordings are due by March 1.

Please indicate on your JSOM Supplemental application that you wish to audition via final video recording and make sure to submit the Supplemental application by December 1. After December 1, we will reopen your application and advise you on how to submit your recordings.

For applicants who cannot make one of the audition weekends but would like to audition in person, an ad hoc audition may be arranged upon department approval. Please email musicadm@iu.edu to request an ad hoc audition. If approved, you must reach out to the faculty or department chair directly to arrange a date and time. All required application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for arrangements to be made.

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