Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

for the arts & technology

512 W. Washington St, 23803 | P:804-722-0200 F:804-722-0201

Admission Requirements for Music

(ARGS does not provide instruments except for piano and percussion.  A student currently borrowing an instrument from a local school division may contact the local gifted program administrator for assistance.)

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC   (10 minutes)

  • Perform two (2) selections of contrasting styles limited to five (5) minutes total.
  • Provide two (2) copies of the two (2) selections above.
  • Perform major scales from the key signatures of the two (2) selections above.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn music quickly by preparing a new selection (not sight reading).
  • Complete a brief written music achievement assessment.
  • Provide own accompaniment if needed.

 

   PIANO   (10 minutes)

  • Perform by memory two (2) selections of contrasting styles limited to five (5) minutes total.
  • Provide two (2) copies of the two (2) selections above.
  • Demonstrate sight-reading ability.
  • Perform the following major scales: C, G, D.

 

   VOCAL MUSIC   (10 minutes)

  • Perform by memory the required selection found here: Ash Grove (low) PDFAsh Grove (high) PDFAsh Grove (low) .mp3Ash Grove (high) .mp3
  • Perform by memory a contrasting selection of your choice – a folk song, hymn, spiritual, or musical theatre piece.
  • Bring the accompaniment without background vocals for your selection on a CD or MP3 player.
  • Provide two (2) copies of your prepared selection.
  • Demonstrate vocal range in addition to sight-reading ability and pitch matching.

 

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