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Harp

Audition Information

The goal of the audition is to enable you to best demonstrate your musical achievement. Select pieces from the repertoire below that you feel confident with and that display your strengths and interests.  We encourage you to consult with your music teacher or private lesson teacher when choosing and preparing your repertoire. We also invite you to contact Mr. Andre Tarantiles tarantil@tcnj.edu, Artist-Teacher of Harp, for guidance in selecting repertoire and to inquire about scheduling a free sample lesson prior to your audition.

-Each audition includes demonstrations of scales, a study and a solo-


Note: The candidate is required to supply their own harp, unless prior arrangements have been made with the studio instructor.

Scales

One major scale of applicant’s choice, four octaves ascending and descending

Studies*

One etude by Naderman, Bochsa, Bach/Grandjany, or an equivalent etude

Solos

Two contrasting solos


*The studies and solo repertoire listed on this page are available for purchase at major sheet-music retailers, including JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Amazon.

If you have any questions about these requirements, need assistance selecting appropriate repertoire, or would like to explore modified/alternate requirements, please contact Mr. Andre Tarantiles tarantil@tcnj.edu

Required Secondary Instrument for Harpists

As a part of harp study, students will be asked to choose whether they will pursue a Harp-vocal track, or Harp-instrumental track.  The track that is chosen will determine how large ensemble requirements will be fulfilled. You will have your secondary audition on the same day as your harp audition

General description of the vocal track

You will be asked to sing a vocalization and a short, prepared song of your choice, for example: “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” or some other familiar song.

General description of the instrumental track

You will be asked to play  scales and a short, 2 – 5 minute prepared piece of your choice, on your secondary instrument. You may also opt top play a part from one of your band pieces in lieu of a solo piece.

The objective of the secondary instrument audition is to demonstrate the ability to successfully participate in a curricular ensemble, as determined by an ensemble Director and/or a studio instructor.