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#488686 - 08/21/01 10:49 PM Colleges
Amy Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Loc: Upstate New York
Just out of curiousity....
is anyone a music major or did major in music? If so, where did you go to school? What songs did you play for auditons?
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#488687 - 08/21/01 11:31 PM Re: Colleges
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I went to the University of Idaho, a state college in the state where I grew up. I went there primarily to study with one of the pianists on the faculty, Jay Mauchley, who I would study with again if I had the chance.

For my audition I played Bach's Prelude and Fugue in Bb from WTC Book I, Beethoven's Op. 13 Sonata, and Bartok's Allegro Barbaro.

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#488688 - 08/22/01 08:55 AM Re: Colleges
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Amy:

If you are going to audition, I suggest you plan to prepare and play "pieces," not "songs." Above all, don't let an examiner hear you call them "songs."

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#488689 - 08/22/01 09:51 AM Re: Colleges
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Bruce, that is for sure!

Ryan

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#488690 - 08/22/01 09:58 AM Re: Colleges
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I second both BruceD and Ryan's advise. It's not trivial.

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#488691 - 08/22/01 02:19 PM Re: Colleges
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I am a music education/ piano performance major at Eastern College. for my audition i played Chopin's peludes no. 4 & No. 22,(Op 28) and i played Pavane pour un infante defunte by Ravel. if you go for an audition, don't be suprised if they stop you in the middle of a piece- it does nOT mean that they think you are horrible and they don't want to hear any more. usually they have a time schedule, and they only need to hear snippets of peices to judge how good you are.
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#488692 - 08/22/01 04:30 PM Re: Colleges
Amy Offline
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Where is Eastern college? Do you like it there?

Bruce and others-
Sorry about the song vs. piece thing. Its a habit that I am trying to break. Just keep correcting me! : )
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#488693 - 08/23/01 11:27 AM Re: Colleges
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I'm at a Community majoring in music right now...but I'm going to audition for the Glenn Gould school in Canada in the future. =0) You can get in for free, they just judge by auditions.
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The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.

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#488694 - 08/23/01 04:56 PM Re: Colleges
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Zelda-
is the school free for everyone or just a few?
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#488695 - 08/24/01 04:47 PM Re: Colleges
Mark L Offline
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Registered: 08/23/01
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Loc: Ohio, USA
My sister in law and husband attended Berkley (sp?) School of Music in Boston.

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#488696 - 08/24/01 05:33 PM Re: Colleges
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Amy

Its free for anyone. As long as they pass the auditions. =0) I think you have to pay for living expenses though. Curtis Institute is also free but judge by auditions.

Zeldah
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Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.

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#488697 - 08/24/01 09:51 PM Re: Colleges
Amy Offline
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Mark- I've heard that Berklee is more of a jazz school than classical

Zelda- Is it next to impossible to get into like Curtis? : )
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#488698 - 08/25/01 09:31 AM Re: Colleges
ZeldaHanson Offline
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Registered: 07/31/01
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Loc: Cape Cod, MA, USA
Berkeley is more jazz than classical. That's why I would never go there. They concentrate on modern music.

Curtis is impossible to get into? Ha. I'm not sure about GG Institute. But if it's free I can imagine that your talent must match the amount of admission that you're not paying.

In other words, you have to have 30,000 dollars worth of talent.

I'm going to get into the Glenn Gould though no matter what it takes. I can't even imagine the beautiful Glenn posters they have hanging all over the building =0). I'd be in heaven.

Zeldah
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Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.

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