Guitar & Lute Audition Requirements

Guitar & lute students: Prepare two solo pieces in contrasting styles.  All styles of guitarists (classical, fingerstyle, rock, blues, country, jazz etc.) will be considered.  Performers on other plucked string instruments (banjo, mandolin etc.) will be considered.  Prior knowledge of the lute is not required.  Guitar students are not required to study lute, however university lutes are available if students are interested.

In person auditions are preferred, however if a student is unable to audition in person they may send a CD or DVD, or email MP3s or YouTube links to John Schneiderman (, to be received by the audition date. 

Choral Music

The Conductor

Dr. Stephen Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Riverside Lyric Opera Company.

Upcoming Performances