Music Department

Music Auditions

Contact Information
Derrick Logozzo
Office: F148
Phone: 972-238-6254
Mobile: 214-450-3466
Email: derricklogozzo@dcccd.edu

Musical Components

Music Auditions in the Richland College Music Department are for the purposes of hearing students who wish to be music majors, minors, or participants in the Department, awarding music scholarships, placing students in ensembles, providing familiarity with Richland College music teaching concepts, and becoming aware of prospective studentsí past experiences.

Auditions occur formally on the 3 Richland Music Audition Days each year as well as by appointment on other occasions. Post-Audition Advising and a facilities tour occur after the audition as well. The Richland College Music Audition Information Form must be filled out by the students prior to the Audition on site at the check-in. The presiding faculty member will fill out the Richland College Music Audition Comment Sheet and provide short feedback upon hearing the audition material. Students will be notified of official entrance, placement, and scholarship results in written form by the end of the Audition period each academic year.

Music Audition Days

  • February 7, 2015
  • March 7, 2015
  • May 16, 2015

Sign up for your appointment today by calling:

Derrick Logozzo
Audition Coordinator
Director of Instrumental Music
972-238-6254

Materials Requested:

Below is a list of the three Audition Components of musical and technical materials requested in the Audition by the faculty:

Solo Literature / Repertoire / Etudes

Winds, Strings, Piano:

  • Perform at least 2 or more contrasting works or segments of works.

Voice

  • Perform 1 work of choice in any style.

Percussion: (4 Instrument Areas: Keyboard Percussion, Snare Drum, Tympani, Drum Set)

  • Perform at least 1 etude/solo on marimba &/or xylophone &/or vibraphone
  • Perform at least 1 etude/solo on concert snare drum (rudimental &/or orchestral style)
  • Perform at least 1 etude/solo on tympani
  • Perform at least 2 styles on drum set from the following areas: rock/funk, latin/world, jazz/swing
**Percussionists/Drummers may opt out of 1 or more of the 4 areas based upon past experiences.

Technical Patterns / Exercises

Winds, Strings, Piano:

Be able to perform any of the 12 major scales in 2 octaves ascendinga and descending.

Percussion: (3 Instrument Areas: Keyboard Percussion, Snare Drum, Tympani)

  • Keyboard Percussion:
  • Be able to perform any of the 12 major scales in 2 octaves ascending and descending.
  • Snare Drum:
  • Be able to perform any of the 40 standard PAS snare drum rudiments.
  • Tympani:
  • Be able to tune basic intervals (5ths, 4ths, 3rds) when given a key pitch.

Sightreading

Winds, Strings, Piano:

  • Sightread a short etude or etude segment

Percussion:

  • Sightread a short etude or etude segment on marimba, snare drum, and tympani
  • Play along with recorded tracks in two different styles.
  • **Percussionists/Drummers may opt out of 1 or more areas based upon past experiences.

General Information

Location:

  • Campus: Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243-2199
  • Building: Fannin Hall, Music Wing, (See Signs)
  • Rooms: F170 (Instrumental Music Hall) & F176 (Choral Music Hall)

Times:

  • Audition Times will be sent to students.
  • Warmup Time (30 min. prior)

Process:

  • Check-in, Warm-up, Audition, Short Lesson, Degree/Course Advising, Facility Tour

Paperwork:

  • RLC Music Audition Information Form, RLC Music Advising Packet, Application, Summer Course Catalog, Music Brochure

Campus Parking:

  • Lots W and V

Driving Directions:

Campus/Facilities View:

  • Take mini tour with Derrick Logozzo

Scholarship Information:

    Scholarships are in levels:
  • Music Major, Music Minor, Ensemble Participant (for majors or non-majors)
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