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Audition Guidelines

Piano – Applicants should prepare two pieces by memory from contrasting periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary. Scales and sight-reading may be requested. Direct any questions to, Dr. Jerome Reed at  jerry.reed@lipscomb.edu 

Woodwinds and Brass - Applicants should have two prepared selections of contrasting style, or contrasting movements of a single large work, as well as be prepared to sight-read.  Direct any questions to, Dr. Benjamen Blasko at ben.blasko@lipscomb.edu

Strings - Applicants should have two prepared selections of contrasting style, or contrasting movements of a single large work, as well as be prepared to sight-read. Direct any questions to, Dr. Benjamen Blasko at ben.blasko@lipscomb.edu

Percussion - Applicants should have two prepared selections, one with snare drum and one with mallets (keyboard or timpani). Direct any questions to, Dr. Benjamen Blasko at ben.blasko@lipscomb.edu

Classical Voice - Applicants should prepare from memory two art songs or arias in contrasting styles. The original language of the composition is preferred, but is not mandatory. Selections might include songs found in collections such as, 26 Italian Songs and Arias. Singing a part from a choral selection arranged for SATB is not acceptable. 

Worship Arts - Applicants should submit 2 videos of yourself singing 2 songs of your choice.  These can be songs you have sung or led in worship. If you are also an instrumentalist, please accompany yourself on at least one of these songs. Direct any questions to, Dr. Randy Gill at randy.gill@lipscomb.edu


Commercial Music - Singer / Songwriter - Applicants should submit videos of yourself singing and playing 2 songs of your choice. At least one of these must be an original song. 


Commercial Music - Production - Applicants should submit a video of yourself playing a song of your choice (original or cover). Please also email (comcpherson@lipscomb.edu) a second song (original or cover) via MP3 or WAV file.  This should be an example of your production work using technology such as GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, etc. Please include a brief explanation of your function in this production. 

SUBMISSION OF AUDITION MATERIAL:

All audition videos should be uploaded to YouTube, set to ‘public’ or ‘unlisted’ so our faculty will be able to access them. Your videos do not have to be professionally recorded. A good, clear cell phone video is just fine! Please send your YouTube links directly to me. After your audition materials are reviewed by our faculty, an interview (on the date you choose on your application) may be requested.

REQUIRED REFERENCE EMAILS:

Please ask two people (school teacher, music teacher, guidance counselor, church leader, etc.) to send an email of recommendation on your behalf.  These can be emailed directly to me.