Video Audition Requirements

You should create separate videos for each part of the audition since the files are usually large to send together.

Share the links via Google Drive, Dropbox, private Youtube channel or Vimeo with nccmi.beilman@gmail.com.

PIANO

Make sure the keyboard; pedals and student’s hands are all clearly visible on the video. Piano Lid on full stick if possible. 

1.       Student should introduce themselves. Then announce key of the scale and the name of the solo piece.

2.       Play the following:

a.       Scales and Arpeggios

                                                               i.      4 Major and Minor Scales and Arpeggios (in octaves) in progressive rhythms. Student can choose which keys to play to 16th or triplets at a speed of quarter note= 112. 

b.       Solo of less than 4 minutes- Student's choice

c.       Sight-reading- Send request for excerpt to nccmi.beilman@gmail.com. You get 2 tries on the Sight-reading. Follow the instructions below.

STRINGS

Have the player stand so that the instrument's F-holes face the camera. Make sure that the music stand does not obstruct the viewer! 

You should create separate videos for each part of the audition since the files are usually large to send together. Share the links with Ms. Beilman via Google Drive, Dropbox, private Youtube channel or Vimeo.

1.       Student should introduce themselves. Then announce key of the scale and the name of the solo piece.

2.       Play the following:

a.       3 octave Scale (4 slurred notes, with the octave notes doubled)

b.       Solo of less than 4 minutes

c.       Sight-reading- Send request for excerpt to nccmi.beilman@gmail.com You get 2 tries on the Sight-reading. Follow the instructions below.

WOODWINDS

Contact Director of the Wind Ensembles Division at jimmyclarinet@gmail.com for more information.

SIGHT-READING INSTRUCTIONS

For sight-reading, someone must hand the excerpt to student WHILE on camera because they cannot practice it before video is made. Follow the markings for Start and Stop points.

          1st Try: Check the metronome speed. Study excerpt for 30 seconds. Play the excerpt.

          2nd Try: Check the metronome speed. Study excerpt for 30 seconds. Play the excerpt once more.