Auditions

Steelpan Audition

Scales & Arpeggios are required for both undergraduate and graduate prospective students.

  • Major and harmonic minor scales, two octaves at quarter note = 100.  These should be played as sixteenths.
  • All major and minor arpeggios.

Suggested Audition Pieces

Undergraduate

J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, Mvts.1 & 3
J. H. Fiocco:  Allegro (quarter-note = 100).
Teague: Raindrops
Teague: A Visit to Hell
Teague: The Honey Bee
Teague: Tryin’ ah Ting
J. S. Bach: Violin Partita 11 BWV 1004, “Giga” (Double Seconds/D.Tenor & Lead Pans)
J. S. Bach:   Violin Sonata 1, BWV 1001, “Presto” (Double Seconds/Double Tenor)

Graduate

J. S. Bach:  Violin Sonata 11 BWV 1003, “Allegro” (Double Seconds/D. Tenor & Lead Pans)
J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata 111 BWV 1005, “Fuga” (Double Seconds/D. Tenor & Lead Pans)
J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata 111 BWV 1005, “Allegro assai” (Double Seconds & Lead Pans)
Teague: Impressions
Teague: Cell ‘O Vibes (Cello Pan)

These are all recommended pieces. If different audition pieces are sent, they must be of equal or higher musical and technical levels.