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Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process for Violin
Foreword and Additional Editing by Doris Gazda Sheet Music Book
By Federigo Fiorillo

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Chamber Music violin, piano
Foreword and Additional Editing by Doris Gazda. Composed by Federigo Fiorillo (1755-1823), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), and Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831). Edited by Larry Clark, Leopold Auer, and Doris Gazda. Arranged by William Strasser. SWS. Back To School. Book. With Standard notation. 48+48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #BF55. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BF55).

Item Number: CF.BF55

ISBN 9780825882715. 9 x 12 inches.

The purpose of this book is to provide high schoolstudents with or without a private teacher with acomprehensive collection of materials that will satisfythe needs of most college/university music auditions.Many schools have specifi c requirements that canusually be obtained from their respective web sites.This text includes the most frequently requestedaudition requirements from online websites at manyuniversities, and if it is the only guide that youpurchase, you will be able to present a representative,well balanced audition.The editors of this collection have drawn fromexperiences as college/university music professorsand from experiences supervising entrance auditionsfor large and small university music programs. Thiscollection will aid students by exposing them to theexpectations of the audition process, assisting theirpreparation for this process, and creating a comfortlevel that allows students to present themselves inthe best light possible. This book is an indispensableguide for every student considering auditioning forany collegiate music program.
Auditioning for entrance to a school of music is one of the most extraordinary and excitingopportunities afforded aspiring young musicians. You are setting out to create the futurepath that your life will take. Your career in music can be truly thrilling if you keep in mindthat those thrills are based in dedication and hard work.The auditioning committee will listen to you with open minds. They stood in your shoesmany times and they want you to do well. Just as they are evaluating your performance, theaudition affords you the opportunity to evaluate how you feel while playing for them. Theseare the professors who will become your mentors and teachers, so it is important that youfeel good while projecting your very best effort at performance.Undoubtedly, you have loved making music for quite a few years. Your parents have helpedyou acquire a suitable instrument and have spent much time and effort in getting you tolessons, rehearsals and concerts. They will now help you make your way to the auditions atthe several schools you have applied to. Your teachers have patiently—sometimes not sopatiently—shown you what you need to learn. They have guided you through the processof preparing materials for performance with an eye on perfection.Once you have selected the schools you would like to attend, you begin to prepare themusic that is listed as a requirement for entry. Only you can go through the actual processof careful preparation so that you feel ready for this wonderful opportunity to demonstrateyour skill to the faculty at the school of music. You will dedicate hours and days of your lifeto getting everything ready to perform to the best of your ability.You need to study the requirements of each school very carefully so that you do not wasteeither your time or that of the auditioning committee by not being really ready. You can tryout your program on your family, friends, in a recital and for evaluation by your orchestraconductor. If you think of your audition as a job interview it will help you to realize that thisis a formal situation with its own protocol of proper dress and good manners.Keep in mind that music schools have auditions for the purpose of selecting students tobecome a part of the college program. They want hard-working students to go througha four-year program in preparation for becoming performers, teachers, recording artists,conductors and composers. If they think that you have the right combination to succeedin the music world, the faculty will help you to develop in the direction that best fits yourinterests and abilities. Often, they see all of this during the audition process.So give it your very best shot by studying all of the suggestions in Protocol: a Guide to theCollegiate Audition Process. Use the musical material in the book or use music selected underthe guidance of your teacher. Do not self-select music, thinking that you want to play themost difficult piece you can find in order to make a special impression. That kind of unwisedecision may just help to determine an unwanted result. If anything, select music that iseasier than you think you are capable of performing, so that you can play with excellentmusical taste and artistry. Concentrate on clean technique and good intonation. Let yourbow arm breathe life and fire into your performance.Before you start to play, breathe deeply, smile at your audience and enjoy this opportunityto present your very best performance.

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