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Schedule an Audition

To schedule a scholarship audition, please contact the appropriate person listed below.

Vocal

Prof. Rebekah Ambrosini
rambrosi@snu.edu or call 405.491.6344

Keyboard

Dr. Bryan Powell 
bpowell@snu.edu 717-6245

Woodwind / Brass / Percussion

Prof. Danny Abrego  
dabrego@snu.edu  491-6340

Strings

Dr. Melissa Lewis
mlewis@snu.edu or call 405.717.6242

SNU School of Music - Auditions

Audition Requirements

Only prospective students who are prepared and meet the following guidelines may audition.

Casual business attire is deemed appropriate for a scholarship audition.

VOCAL

  • Sing 2 songs of contrasting style from memory as follows:
    • Vocal contest literature, such as art songs, opera arias; oratorio arias, -OR-
    • Songs from a musical, -OR-
    • Christian contemporary
  • Bring an accompaniment or an accompanist

KEYBOARD

  • Perform 2 classical pieces of contrasting styles; at least 1 must be from memory
  • Play 1 hymn arrangement

WINDS AND PERCUSSION
 (Listed in order of preference)

  • Perform a solo piece that was prepared for a high school district, regional or state contest, -OR-
  • Perform an etude that was prepared for a high school honor group audition, -OR-
  • Perform a sacred piece that was prepared for a church setting
  • Audition material does not have to be memorized or accompanied

STRINGS

  • Play any 3-octave major scale in quarter notes (quarter note equal to 60 or more)
  • Perform 2 technically contrasting pieces as follows:
    • Classical repertoire, -AND-
    • Etudes prepared for an audition, or pieces prepared for a church setting
  • Memorization and accompaniment are not required

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