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Entrance & Scholarship Audition Information 2014-2015
  • 11/14/2014 UMusic
  • 11/14-16/2014 Honor Band
  • 2/06-07/2015 Audition Day
  • 02/21/2015 Audition Day
  • Scholarship Audition Deadline: March 1, 2015
Audition Requirements
1. All MAJOR and two minor scales.
2. Chromatic scale:
Horn — low c - high c
Trumpet — low f# - high c
Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
1. Chromatic — low e - high b-flat.
2. One lyrical solo/etude and 1 technical solo/etude OR one solo/etude showing both styles.
3. Sight Reading.


Percussion Audition Requirements
Perform on snare drum and at least one of the other elements listed below.
1. Snare Drum:
A. Rudiments — Flam, Flam-tap, Paradiddle, 5 stroke roll, Single stroke roll [Play each open (slow) to closed (fast as possible) to open].
B. Buzz Roll — Play 16 count buzz roll starting pp, cresc. to ff and diminuendo to pp.
C. Solo — perform a prepared solo (rudimental or orchestral) of appropriate difficulty.
2. Mallet Keyboard: Prepared solo or etude of appropriate difficulty.
3. Timpani: Prepared solo or etude.
4. Drumset: Styles — medium swing, up-tempo swing, bossa-nova, samba, 16-note-based funk. Phrase every four bars with a light fill. Soloing —  one or more of the above styles and trade fours with yourself (4 bars of time, 4 bars or solo & repeat). You may also play a prepared written solo.
5.Multiple Percussion: Prepared solo or etude
Degree Offerings
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 cert.)
  • Bachelor of Music Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Composition
  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Music Performance
  • Master of Music Composition
  • Master of Musical Theater
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Bands I, II, III
  • Jazz Combos
  • Grizzly Marching Band
  • Basketball Pep Band
  • Brass Ensembles
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Islanders Steel Drum Band
  • World Percussion


University of Montana
School of Music
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812-7992
Phone: 406-243-6880
Fax: 406-243-2441