This concentration prepares students as advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Successful applicants demonstrate high levels of proficiency and potential for success as career performers. Graduates may be qualified for teaching at the college level or privately, or for performing professionally as soloists, members of large ensembles, or chamber musicians. Performance audition required.
Applicants should prepare an audition program of approximately 30 minutes. A videotape may be submitted if a distance of over 300 miles is involved; however, it is to the applicant’s advantage to appear in person. The audition should include works from at least three historical style periods (transcriptions are acceptable). The applicant will be expected to exhibit tonal and range potential demanded in the performance of standard instrumental repertory, accurate intonation and execution of rhythm, and knowledge of clefs and/or transpositions essential to the reading of instrumental literature.