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Practice Room Application Form, spring '13
Music 14A, Beginning Classical guitar
For Guitarists planning to transfer to SJS?U: Audition information from Patrick Francis:|
- "Students should prepare 10 minutes of rep. of different style periods: etudes,
short pieces, etc., and major and minor scales. It's pretty open...
- The highest incoming transfers can be placed is 2nd semester sophomore
(for instrumental lessons). But this assumes that they will take a jr.
qualifying exam after one semester of lessons. The jr. qualifying exam is a 20
minute (minimum) jury where the student performs rep., sightreads, and may be
asked to play scales and arpeggios - basically to demonstrate proficiency on
the the instrument. If they're playing Villa-Lobos Etudes or Preludes or larger
scale pieces comfortably, this exam shouldn't pose a tremendous
- ...if the student is going to be at sjsu for longer than
two years, they might actually benefit from being placed lower so that they are
eligible to receive more semesters of lessons while they are at the school."
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