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Auditioning to be a music major at a university - a walk through

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  1. 1. Auditioning for a University<br />
  2. 2. Is this for you?<br />For some, yes.<br />For some, no.<br />Think about it.<br />
  3. 3. Choose a disipline<br />Performance<br />Education<br />Other<br />
  4. 4. Selecting a University<br />Reputation <br />Teachers and program<br />Difficulty of audition<br />
  5. 5. Some popular choices<br />CMU<br />WMU<br />MSU<br />Michigan<br />
  6. 6. Tired of Michigan?<br />Sometimes out of state colleges offer larger scholarships<br />Jobs may be harder to find here<br />
  7. 7. Is this the right one?<br />Could you see yourself there next year?<br />Scholarship money?<br />If it’s not the place for you, look elsewhere.<br />
  8. 8. Get your foot in the door<br />Take a lesson<br />Email<br />Take a tour of the school<br />
  9. 9. Things to ask<br />What would you like to hear for an audition?<br />Do you typically offer incentives for music students?<br />
  10. 10. Do yourself a favor<br />Many teachers prefer motivation, not talent.<br />Be willing to listen and learn. They know more than you.<br />
  11. 11. Preparing <br />Review all scales<br />Sight read<br />Learn a solo work (properly)<br />
  12. 12. It helps if…<br />You have theory knowledge<br />You take private lessons<br />
  13. 13. Selecting an appropriate work<br />Did the teacher specify?<br />Choose an appropriate difficulty <br />Appropriate length<br />Purchase the original!<br />
  14. 14. Mastering your material<br />Listen to it, daily<br />Analyze what you’ve done.<br />Play it. More than once.<br />Sell it. You put the work in.<br />
  15. 15. Record <br />High quality recording<br />Don’t settle for average sound<br />…be sure it works before mailing!<br />
  16. 16. Live audition <br />They expect you to be nervous. <br />Doing your best is all you can do<br />Dress appropriately<br />SHOW UP ON TIME<br />
  17. 17. If at first you don’t succeed <br />Try again!<br />Consider next year<br />Consider another school<br />Learn from the experience<br />

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