Request for Nordan Young Artist Award Audition
2012 - 2013 (for students entering TCU Fall 2013)
Nordan Young Artist Awards are open to
entering freshmen of superior talent who
plan to major in music. Majors in performance, music education or composition are encouraged.
Students who satisfy criteria for renewal
will be designated Nordan Scholars and receive
the award for the remainder of their undergraduate
program; renewable for up
to three years. Nordan awardees in music
will be considered for
full tuition awards
provided they submit the Free Application
of Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) by March
A completed online Application and Audition Request Application with a preliminary video audition must be submitted to the School
of Music office by December 1, 2012.
Following screening, successful applicants will be
notified December 19, 2012 by mail of
their eligibility to perform in the on-campus
auditions. Those final auditions
will be held at TCU on January
12, 2013 and January 19, 2013,
and must be performed in person.
Students not chosen to participate in the
Nordan Auditions are encouraged to audition
on other February or March audition days for School of Music acceptance/scholarships
or for ensemble scholarship
awards in their
area of study. Call (817) 257-7341 for additional
REMINDER: Acceptance as
a music major requires the completion of
both the School of Music
application and the general TCU application.
However, one audition will suffice for
both acceptance as a major and consideration
for scholarships. A completed
TCU admissions application together with
teacher and counselor evaluations must be
no later than December 15 in order to
be considered for any ACADEMIC scholarship
awards. MUSIC scholarships will be considered
by audition through the spring semester.
For the Nordan Scholarship Award, you are required to upload a preliminary video audition when completing the online Application and Audition Request Form. Please watch the following video tutorial before creating and uploading your video audition.
Below is a repertoire guide for choosing audition pieces for the Nordan:
For the NORDAN, you will need to prepare
repertoire chosen from:
For Pianists, three pieces as follows:
For Organists, two pieces as follows:
- One prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach
- One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
- One representative work from either the Romantic Period (e.g. Chopin, Brahms, Schumann) or the 20th century
Instrumentalists (other than percussion):
- One Bach work
- One composition from the 19th or 20th century
- Three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected)
For Singers, three songs as follows, one of which must be in a foreign language:
- Please see this page for detailed information.
Composers should submit several compositions demonstrating considerable ability and achievement in creative work. Audio/video files of these compositions can be submitted online for the preliminary audition. Please contact Dr. Blaise Ferrandino about submitting printed scores.
- One selection in English
- One aria from an opera or an oratorio
- One song selected by the candidate
We will provide an accompanist for the audition (music should be submitted no later than ten days prior to the audition), or you may bring your own if you wish.
Take me to the online request.
If you are unable to complete the online Application and Audition Request, please contact the School of Music at 817-257-7341.
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