Junior Assessments

TRUMPET

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital consisting of at least 3 contrasting pieces on at least 2 different instruments.
      • Performance quality must be at a pre-professional level. One or two years away from achieving a professional standard of tone, phrasing, endurance, range, articulation, technique, facility, etc.
  • BA/BMA:
    • Performance of one work (concerto, etude, selection of orchestral excerpts).
      • Performance quality must be at a level befitting a good public performance.
    • Sight-Transposition at the following intervals: down a m3, up a m3, up a M3, up a P4, up a P5.

HORN

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital consisting of at least 3 contrasting pieces from a range of musical eras.
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
      • Performance quality must be at a pre-professional level: one or two years away from achieving a graduate school level of tone, phrasing, endurance, range, articulation, technique, facility, etc. Understanding of musical expression must be demonstrated.
  • BA/BMA:
    • Performance of one work (concerto, etude, selection of orchestral excerpts).
      • Performance quality must be at a level befitting a good public performance. Understanding of musical expression must be demonstrated.

TROMBONE

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital consisting of at least 3 contrasting pieces.
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
      • Performance quality must be at a pre-professional level. One or two years away from achieving a professional standard of tone, phrasing, endurance, range, articulation, technique, facility, etc.
  • BA/BMA:
    • Performance of one work (concerto, etude, selection of orchestral excerpts).
      • Performance quality must be at a level befitting a good public performance.
    • Sight-Reading in bass, tenor, and Bb treble clefs (tenor and bass trombonists)

EUPHONIUM

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital consisting of at least 3 contrasting pieces.
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
      • Performance quality must be at a pre-professional level. One or two years away from achieving a professional standard of tone, phrasing, endurance, range, articulation, technique, facility, etc.
    • Students will also continue work on Bb treble clef, and should be fluently reading moderately challenging melodic material.
    • Upper register should consist of a useable high concert C#, and low register should be down to a pedal concert F.
  • BA/BMA
    • Performance of one work (concerto, etude, sonata, through composed original literature).
      • Performance quality must be at a level befitting a good public performance.
    • Continued work on reading Bb treble clef. Student should be playing easy to moderate melodic material in treble clef.
    • Useable range should consist of a high Bb concert and pedal Bb concert.

TUBA

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital consisting of at least 3 contrasting pieces.
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
      • Performance quality must be at a pre-professional level. One or two years away from achieving a professional standard of tone, phrasing, endurance, range, articulation, technique, facility, etc.
  • BA/BMA
    • Performance of one work (concerto, etude, selection of orchestral excerpts).
      • Performance quality must be at a level befitting a good public performance.

PIANO

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital representing at least three periods, performed by memory.
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
    • Students should display a strong measure of technical proficiency and musical growth, and a thorough understanding of musical style.
      • Recital must include a Prelude and Fugue by Bach
      • Collaborative repertoire may be included in addition to the required 30-minute performance time.
  • BA/BMA
    • At least two pieces from two periods (no less than 15 minutes of playing time). At least one of the pieces is to be performed by memory. ​Works should be those learned and prepared since the sophomore exam.

STRINGS

  • BM
    • A 30-minute (minimum) recital of at least two complete major works in contrasting style prepared to the level of a conservatory student
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
      • Collaborative repertoire may be included, but should represent less than half the presented repertoire
  • BA/BMA
    • At least two pieces from contrasting periods in tandem with Capstone Project Proposal

VOICE

  • BM
    • A Half recital (30 minutes of Music) in a variety of styles and languages; students should display an understanding of foreign language translation, a growing understanding of stage deportment, and a thorough understanding of musical style.

WOODWINDS

  • BM
    • A half-recital (30 minutes) of music in contrasting styles selected from several eras
    • Instrumental assessments and recitals in the BM may not repeat repertoire from previous assessments and recitals.
    • Students should display a strong measure of technical proficiency on their instrument, a growing understanding of stage deportment, and a thorough understanding of musical style.