Posted by Gillian on May 18, 1999 at 19:10:37:
I was just accepted into a program at a local college, allowing me
to attend college classes and earn college and high school credits
simultaneously. I'm excited, and I want to take some music
classes this summer, to supplement my private lessons, and replace
the awful school orchestra I was in.
The college has a few interesting music programs, and I need to take
a placement audition. The requirements are pretty loose, all I need
to do is play several pieces of my choice from different eras, and some
So.. I'm trying to select pieces. I realize that this is not a
pass/fail audition, and is nothing to get too worried over.. but I
want to do well and place into classes and groups that will challenge me.
I have several old and reliable pieces in my repertoire that are
sounding beautiful and well seasoned, like the first Bach suite - that
are not nearly as technically demanding as some of the pieces I have been learning
recently. The newer pieces though, aren't as polished or musical.
What do you more experienced folks think? How do you select audition material when you need to?
Would I place further ahead playing more of the easier stuff that sounds gorgeous, or hard
stuff that sounds "okay"?
Thanks for your imput :)
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