1. Areas of Study
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  3. Organ

Harpsichord / Organ Auditions

Requirements

After submitting the application, applicants for the Harpsichord program will be required to select a virtual performance interview time and submit unedited audiovisual recordings fulfilling the repertoire listed below. Recordings will be due three weeks before the selected virtual performance interview time. There is no prescreening requirement for harpsichord applicants.

SFCM will not be accepting applications for Organ for Spring or Fall 2021.

Harpsichord

Undergraduate

  • One J.S. Bach French suite or other dance suite of Bach or two preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  • One movement of a composer of the English Virginalist school or a work by a French baroque composer
  • One Scarlatti sonata

Graduate

  • One work of the English Virginalist school or a toccata of Frescobaldi or Froberger
  • One major work of J.S. Bach (e.g. an English Suite or Partita, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Italian Concerto, Overture in B Minor, or another large work)
  • One suite by one of the following composers: L. Couperin, D'Anglebert, Froberger, F. Couperin, or Rameau

 

Virtual Performance Interview Format

All Harpsichord applicants are required to attend a Virtual Performance Interview following the submission of their Final Audition Recording. The Final Audition Recording will serve as the primary audition, with the Virtual Performance Interview supplementing it for the admission committee. 

Applicants will be interviewed by a faculty panel for the Virtual Performance Interview. There will be no live performance.

 

Virtual Performance Interview Dates

February, By Appointment

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