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Audition Information



For studies beginning in the fall semester, live auditions are scheduled in the Music Building Room 36 on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Audition Repertoire Requirements

Brass & Woodwind Instruments

To schedule, contact Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, (jboeckma@hawaii.edu), or at 808-956-2169.

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String Instruments

For questions regarding repertoire selections and substitutions, please contact Dr. I-Bei Lin, (ibeilin@hawaii.edu), or at 808-956-2168.

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Percussion Instruments

To schedule, contact Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, (jboeckma@hawaii.edu), or at 808-956-2169.

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Piano

To schedule, contact Dr. Jonathan Korth (jkorth@hawaii.edu) or at (808) 956-6384.

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Voice

To schedule, contact Dr. Maya Hoover (mhoover2@hawaii.edu) or at (808) 956-6284.

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Recording Instructions

  1. CD or DVD recordings are preferred (Percussion auditions should be on DVD format). DAT and audio/video tapes will not be accepted.
  2. The unedited recording should be of the best fidelity, and carefully recorded on the highest quality equipment available to you. Use recording equipment that allows you to set the recording level. The small condenser microphones found on most portable tape recorders "flatten out" dynamic levels and rarely produce a representative recording.
  3. The recording microphone should be at least six feet away from the instrument/voice.
  4. Begin the recording by slowly and clearly announcing your name, your intended major (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education in Music), and the pieces you will perform. Identify each composition by title and composer. Piano accompaniment is preferred unless you are performing a composition intended as an unaccompanied work.
  5. Recordings and their containers should be marked with the performer's name, instrument, selections performed, and date of the recording.
  6. Recordings should be submitted together with the Music Department application form.
  7. Recordings will not be returned.
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Piano Placement Test Information

The Piano Placement Test, administered during Freshman orientation, is required for all non-keyboard music majors. For students who have never studied piano, you will be placed at the beginning level of class piano MUS 125. For those students who have had piano instruction, you will be tested on the following skills so that you can be placed in the proper level of class piano:

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