APPLICATIONS & AUDITIONS
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To request or download an application or apply online, please visit the Ohio University Prospective Students webpage. Prospective undergraduate students should direct questions toward Admissions at (740)593-4100; prospective graduate students should contact Graduate Student Services at (740)593-2800.
You may schedule an audition before your application is received by the School of Music. However, remember that undergraduate applications must be received by December 1 in order to ensure priority consideration for scholarships and financial aid. Prospective Master of Music students should submit their application materials, including recommendations and transcripts, and schedule an audition with Rebecca Rischin by January 31 in order to receive priority consideration for assistantships. Prospective doctoral students in Interdisciplinary Arts applying for the Scholar/Artist track need to submit a recording to Rebecca Rischin or schedule an audition with her by Dec 1. The application deadline for the other materials for this program is Jan 31. Click here for info on this degree.
I offer complimentary lessons to every student in preparation for his or her entrance audition. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (740)707-7061 to arrange a time at least one month before your audition. This would also be an excellent time to arrange a campus tour. Reservations are through the Admissions Office at (740)593-4100. If you cannot see me in person before your audition, I encourage you to contact me so that I may offer you advice on repertoire and preparation.
Prospective Undergraduate Students
To schedule an audition, contact our secretary, Helen Kasler at (740)593-4244 to arrange a time.
Repertoire: At least one solo of major length; movements and/or etudes contrasting in tempo and style are desirable; advanced solos from your state's Solo and Ensemble contest list are highly recommended. Scales: chromatic (low E to high E above the staff) and majors through 4 sharps and flats. Sight reading.
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Prospective Graduate Students
To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Rebecca Rischin, Professor of Clarinet, at (740)707-7061. It is best if you can audition on one of the scheduled undergraduate audition dates (see above); however, we may be able to find alternate dates if necessary.
Repertoire: Two solos of major length and two contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. One of the solos should be a movement from a standard concerto such as Mozart or Weber; the other should be a 20th or 21st century work. The solos should contrast in tempo and style. Performance/Pedagogy applicants must also audition on at least one secondary instrument.
For more information on Master of Music admissions, please click here. For more info on the Interdisciplinary Arts Scholar/Artist doctorate, click here.
Whenever possible, live auditions are strongly recommended, not only to enhance your chances of admission, but also to give you an idea of how beautiful Ohio University is. However, we accept recorded auditions for out-of-state students in remote locations and for international students. The above deadlines and repertoire requirements still apply. Please be sure to label your CD clearly.
Prospective graduate students may submit a recording of a recent recital in lieu of making an audition recording; in this case, a third solo serves as a substitute for the orchestral excerpts requirement.
Last updated on September 2, 2017.
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