Application Deadline: February 4, 2005
The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Orchestra is a full concert orchestra. All
participants rehearse and perform with professional orchestral musicians under
the direction of internationally recognized conductors. The daily schedule includes
full orchestra rehearsals as well as individual and sectional coaching. Repertoire
consists of standard and contemporary symphonic literature. The orchestra performs
two concerts during the Institute.
All auditions must be unaccompanied.
Play a two-octave major scale of your choice in slow quarter notes.
Perform a solo or excerpt from a symphony (no etudes) a maximum of three minutes
long. The work should demonstrate your ability to play lyrically and technically.
Perform a short solo or etude on snare, timpani, and marimba
Sight-read on snare and marimba
PLEASE NOTE: Harpists may only audition in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and must
provide their own instruments.
Two harp students are accepted.
At the audition, perform the cadenza from the fourth movement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s
Capriccio Espagnol and perform two solos of contrasting periods and styles.
Guitarists, pianists, and saxophonists are not a part of the Institute orchestra
and need not apply.
While piccolo is a part of the Institute orchestra, you must audition on flute.
Deadline: February 4, 2004
The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Chorus is a 45-member chamber choir led by
internationally recognized conductors and assisted by expert vocal teachers/coaches.
The daily schedule includes full choir rehearsals as well as individual and sectional
coaching. Students may also participate in supplemental study and ensemble work.
Repertoire consists of a wide variety of standard and contemporary choral literature.
The choir performs two concerts during the Institute.
Applicants must provide an accompanist. Audiotaped accompaniment is acceptable.
Perform a classical-style solo a maximum of three minutes long. (No popular-style
Sing short musical examples as played by an adjudicator
Vocalize as requested by the adjudicator
|Application and Audition Requirements|
As soon as possible, call the Oklahoma Arts Institute office at (405) 319-9019
to schedule attendance at one of the auditions. Audition spaces fill quickly.
Please arrive early to check-in and warm-up. (Video tapes are not accepted
as a substitute for live auditions.)
Application Form and Supplemental Information
Two signed, sealed Recommendation Forms
One copy of your birth certificate
$10 application fee
$15 late fee, if applicable
Orchestra & Chorus
January 29th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Holland Hall, 5666
East 81st Street
Lawton: Sunday, February 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.,
Eisenhower High School, 5202 West Gore Boulevard
Oklahoma City ORCHESTRA ONLY: Sunday, February 27, 2005, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Oklahoma City University, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building, 2501 Blackwelder
Bartlesville: Friday, February 11th, 3:15 p.m. – 6:00
p.m. Bartlesville Mid-High School, 5900 Baylor Drive
Stillwater: Saturday, February 12th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00
p.m., Oklahoma State University, Seretean Center
Durant: Saturday, February 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Fine Arts Building, 5th Street and
Oklahoma City ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS: Saturday, February 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00
p.m., Oklahoma City University, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building, 2501 Blackwelder
Music Judging Criteria
Tonal Memory (Choral Music only)
Adjudicators are college faculty, professional musicians,
and members of the Oklahoma Arts Institute’s Music Advisory Panel.
The orchestra program of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is endowed by the
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Orchestra Fund. The chorus program of the Oklahoma
Summer Arts Institute is endowed by the SBC Foundation Choral Music Fund.