Contact & Location

Moscow

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254
EMAIL: music@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Musical notes

Recommended Audition Repertoire

The following information refers to auditions by new and transfer undergraduate students. Prospective graduate students should contact the instructor of their instrument or voice regarding audition requirements at the graduate level. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should demonstrate the ability to perform advanced works in their major area of study.

Students who are unable to present a live audition, may send in a recorded audition on CD or DVD. Recordings may be sent to: 

    LHSOM Audition (Instrument/voice)
    Lionel Hampton School of Music
    875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
    Moscow, ID 83844-4015

Instrument Areas
Brass: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone & Tuba

Two contrasting etudes or solo works which represent the student’s level of technique, range and musical expression.
Prepare 3-5 major scales (one octave) which demonstrate range capabilities.

Horn: The student should prepare a movement (without accompaniment is fine) of a concerto, such as Mozart Concerto #3, slow movement, or a movement from a sonata, such as Beethoven's Sonata in F or a short concert solo work for horn such as Gliere 'Nocturne,' Saint-Saens 'Concert Piece,' etc. or, a prepared horn etude that demonstrates the student's level of musical and technical experience, such as Rubank Advanced Method, Gallay, Kopprasch, or items from any suitable etude book.

The student should also know how to play major and minor scales. The instructor will probably ask for a full scale from a low tone up to the high register to check for range and embouchure. Be prepared to sight read a short passage from a band or orchestral horn part, or a passage from an etude book, etc. This material will be at a level expected of entering music students.



Guitar (classical acoustic)

The student should prepare two pieces in contrasting styles from the standard repertoire. These may include such works as studies by Carcassi from his Twenty-Five Etudes, Op. 60; selections from Leo Brouwer's Etudes Simples, vols. 1 or 2; or Fernando Sor's Twenty Studies edited by Segovia. The student may also perform pieces such as the Divertimenti by Robert Benedict, Suite #2 by James McGuire, or any comparable works.

Prospective students should be familiar with basic right and left hand techniques and should be able to read well in the first position. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should demonstrate ability to perform advanced works such as Villa-lobos preludes, movements from Bach lute or cello suites, or other pieces of comparable difficulty.



Percussion

Percussion majors are required to be well-rounded and capable of functioning at high levels on all instruments: concert percussion, solo percussion, timpani, mallet instruments, drum-set, and also improvisation in many styles. Be prepared to demonstrate anything and everything you are currently working on in lessons, band, orchestra, or just on your own. If possible, prepare solos or etudes on: 1) mallet instrument, 2) timpani, and 3) snare drum. Additional material may be included if desired.



Piano

Two contrasting compositions from the standard piano literature.



Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass (classical acoustic)

The student should prepare one or two movements demonstrating contrasting styles from the standard concerto or sonata repertoire.



Voice

Auditionees should sing two songs, preferably from the standard art song repertory (such as those on the State Solo and Ensemble list). An aria from an oratorio or opera may substitute for one of the songs. All audition pieces should be memorized. Auditionees should also be prepared to demonstrate their sight-reading abilities – i.e. read a solo or choral part. Each auditionee will also be asked to perform simple vocal exercises so that the faculty may hear your range and vocal ability. (If you or your teacher have any questions about audition requirements or procedures, please contact voice@uidaho.edu.)

We will provide an accompanist for all auditions. Please supply our pianist with either the original music or a copy in the original format (double-sided), three-hole punched in a three-ring binder. No copies of the music are needed for the voice faculty. We prefer that no audition pieces are sung with CD accompaniment or a cappella.



Woodwinds: Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe & Saxophone
  • An etude that is representative of the student's level of technique, range and expression.
  • One or more solo works (movements) of your choice. Consult your State Solo List for appropriate selections.
  • All major scales-generally two octaves; more if possible.
For saxophone, all major scales should be played full range.

For clarinetists, the scales of E, F, F#, and G should be played as three octaves, repeated. Clarinetists should also play a memorized chromatic scale at full range.

For oboe, the scales of F#/Gb, G, Ab and A should be played as one octave, repeated. Oboists should also play a chromatic scale, low Bb through F above the staff.

For flute:
  • Two contrasting compositions from the standard flute literature; one may be an etude.
  • All major scales, 2 octaves, and chromatic on C, 3 octaves. A knowledge of and some technical grasp of minor scales is preferred.