Prior private instruction from a qualified guitar teacher is strongly advised but competency is the determining factor in receiving a scholarship.

You will be asked to sight-read a short piece to be selected at the time of the audition

Scales: Two major and melodic-minor scales of your choice (Segovias' fingering and length of scales)

Two solo works demonstrating different musical styles and techniques at an intermediate level. Selections may include or be equivalent in difficulty to the following:

A Renaissance work originally for lute or vihuela

A Baroque movement from a suite by Sanz, DeVisee, Bach or Weiss, or a sonata by Scarlatti

A Classical study by Sor, Carcassi, Aguado, or Giuliani

A Romantic/Modern study or prelude by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Ponce, etc.