Hayes Young Artist Competition

The Hayes School of Music is excited to announce the return of the Hayes Young Artist Competition for the 2016-17 academic year. Students auditioning for acceptance into the School, as well as for scholarship consideration, have the opportunity to be a part of this competition program, which will result in the winner being awarded a scholarship of $7,500. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Competition Guidelines

  • All prospective students wishing to be a part of this competition must audition for the Hayes School of Music on one of the following scheduled dates: December 3, 2016, January 21, 2017 or January 28, 2017.
  • To be eligible, a prospective student must have applied for admission as a first-year (freshman) student at Appalachian State University by the time of audition.All students wishing to be a part of this competition will be required to perform the required repertoire located on the attached repertory list.
  • All prospective students wishing to be a part of this competition will be required to perform the required repertoire as detailed by each performance area.  You may consult the applied professor in each performance area to determine if your repertoire is of equal difficulty/quality compared to the required repertory listed.  A directory of faculty can be found by clicking the "Faculty & Staff" link at the top of this page.
  • Accompanists are not required for the regular auditions (with the exception of vocalists). Accompanists are provided by the Hayes School of Music for those students who will perform on the competition recital.
  • Based on the above requirements and the quality of auditions, select prospective students will be invited to return to campus on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for the final competition.  At this recital the Hayes Young Artist Competition winner will be selected by a panel of adjudicators.
  • Recital finalists will be notified by personal phone calls on Sunday, January 29 and Monday, January 30, 2017.
  • The winner of the Hayes Young Artist Competition must attend Appalachian State University and major in music to receive the scholarship.

Required Repertory

Woodwinds

  • Flute – Poulenc, Sonata for Flute and Piano, Mvmts. I and II, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Oboe – Mozart, Concerto in C Major, K.314, first or third mvts. (ed. Boosey and Hawkes) or R. Vaughan William, Concerto for Oboe (Oxford Univ. Press), or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Clarinet - Raubaud, Solo de Concours for clarinet and piano, pub. Southern Music Co, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Bass Clarinet – Bennett, Deepwood, pub. By Carl Fischer, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Bassoon - Mozart, Bassoon Concerto, K. 191, first movement (Universal Edition) or Weber, Bassoon Concerto, Op. 75, first movement (Universal Edition), or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Alto or Baritone Saxophone – Heiden, Sonata for Eb Alto Saxophone and Piano., 3rd mvmt., Pub. Schott, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Tenor Saxophone – Bedárd, Fantaisie for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone and Piano, Pub. Billaudot, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.

Brass

  • Trumpet –  Please choose from the following selections: Concerti: Neruda, J.B.G. (Mvt 1), Bohme, Oskar (Mvt 1) or Sonatas: Kent Kennan (Mvt 1), Hindemith (Mvt 1) or Single Mvt: Bozza, E. "Rustiques", or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • French Horn - Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1 in Eb, Movement 1or 3, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Trombone - Morceau Symphonique, Guilmant or Concertino Op.4, David or Cavatine, Camille Saint-Saens or Concerto, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Bass Trombone - Lebedev, Concert Allegro; Lieb, Concertino Basso, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Euphonium - Beautiful Colorado by Joseph De Luca or Rhapsody for Euphonium by James Curnow, or piece of equal difficulty/quality.
  • Tuba - Concerto No. 1 by Alexander Lebedev (published by Hofmeister) or Suite for Tuba by Don Haddad (1st movement), or piece of equal difficulty/quality.

Percussion (must play all three selections or pieces of equal difficulty/quality)

  • Sonata For Timpani - Movement 3 only by John Beck
  • Land (for marimba) by Takatsugu Muramatsu
  • Any etude from "Douze Etudes" by Jacques Delecluse

Harp

  • 2 solos of contrasting nature, memorized, that demonstrate the level of of musicality and technique accomplished thus far

Guitar

  • Any set of Variations from the 19th - 20th Cent. OR two compositions of contrasting styles.

Piano

  • Suggested: A composition by J. S. Bach. This might include an Invention, Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, or a composition from the Short Preludes and Fugues.
  • A sonata or sonatina movement by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven.
  • A 19th or 20th century composition by such composers as Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Bartok, Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Ravel.

Organ

  • Bach: any complete movement or movements from a Praeludium [Prelude, Toccata, Fantasia, etc.] and Fugue, trio Sonata, or chorale;
  • Any complete movement or movements in contrast to Bach; if more than one movement is selected, both must be from contrasting style periods from Bach and from each other.

Strings

  • Violin - The first movement of a standard concerto or other comparable concert piece. Two contrasting movements from a solo work by J.S. Bach (chosen from the solo Sonatas and Partitas for Violin).
  • Viola - The first movement of a standard concerto or other comparable concert piece. Two contrasting movements from a solo work by by J.S. Bach (chosen from the solo Suites for cello, or from the solo Sonatas and Partitas for violin).
  • Cello - First movement of a standard concerto or other comparable concert piece. Two contrasting movements from the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Bach.
  • String Bass - Concerto for Double Bass – Domenico Dragonetti

Voice

All Hayes Young Artist Competition repertoire must be approved by the audition panel prior to audition.