FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (1/05)
Contact: Hurley School of Music, 318-869-5235, or Lynn Stewart, Centenary
News Service, 318-869-5120
Centenary College's Hurley
School of Music Sets Auditions on Feb. 18 and 19
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Hurley School of Music at Centenary College
will be holding auditions for prospective music majors for the 2005-06
school year on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19. The auditions will
take place in Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music.
Auditions are required for all applicants who wish to be admitted into
the Hurley School of Music as music majors and to be considered for music
scholarship awards. Hurley degree programs include the Bachelor of Music
in performance, music education, theory/composition and sacred music,
as well as the Bachelor of Arts in music. Admittance into the School of
Music is separate from the process for admission to Centenary College.
Music scholarships to be awarded to incoming freshmen include generous
amounts from the Hurley Foundation, as well as one Mary C. White Scholarship,
which covers tuition, room and board for four years.
Audition requirements for brass and woodwinds include major scales and
either two brief selections (one lyrical and one technical) or a movement
from a major concerto. Organ prospects are to play three hymns plus two
selections of their choosing on the organ, and scales, arpeggios and two
selections of their choosing on the piano. Percussion requirements are
major scales, two octaves on a mallet instrument, and selections on the
snare drum, timpani and keyboard.
Piano requirements are three contrasting selections, memorized, one from
each of the following style periods: Baroque, Classical and Romantic/Twentieth
Century. String requirements include the major scales and melodic minor
scales, and either two brief selections (one lyrical and one technical)
or a movement from a major concerto.
Theory/composition prospects are to bring examples of their original compositions
in score form and to perform one selection on their major instrument.
Voice auditions require two contrasting selections that have been memorized.
Art songs or arias are preferred, and if possible, one selection should
be in a language other than English.
All applicants will sight-read a brief excerpt specific to their instrument,
and a piano accompanist will be available at no charge to all prospects
Students who will not be majoring in music but who would like to sing
or play in an ensemble may schedule an audition with an individual ensemble
director at their convenience at a later date.
Ensembles include the Camerata, Cantare, Chorale, and Centenary College
choirs, Opera Workshop, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Percussion
Ensemble and various chamber music ensembles, including string quartets.
Audition times must be scheduled in advance. For more information or to
schedule an audition, contact the Hurley music office at 318-869-5235
or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For
further information, see http://www.centenary.edu/music/auditions/
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