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Contact InformationCheri Markward
Department Chair & Faculty
Office: Knight Campus
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Welcome to the Department of Performing Arts Music Program at the Community College of Rhode Island. We are glad that you are taking a moment to visit us. You may also wish to visit Community College of Rhode Island Music on Facebook. If you are seeking to major in music, CCRI offers quality instruction and transferable credits toward the first two years of a music, music education, or jazz studies major. [read more]
Applied Music Auditions
Scheduling an audition
Please review the materials at Advising & Documents for more information and necessary forms. Contact the Performing Arts Department at 401-825-2168 for more information. You may also contact Professor Cheri Markward, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 401-825-2167 with further questions.
Performance and repertoire requirements
Interested candidates should prepare materials from the standard studies and repertoire for their instrument or voice part. These choices should demonstrate different styles within their classical or jazz idiom and their current level of technical accomplishment. Candidates should also be prepared to demonstrate their current knowledge of major and minor scales over the standard range of their instrument. A brief excerpt for sight reading, supplied by the department, will additionally be required for 2-credit instrumental lessons. Please contact the members of the music faculty for further advising. If an accompaniment is necessary, please provide music for it. Candidates should submit the paperwork ahead of time, and arrive to their juries on time, warmed-up, dressed appropriately, and prepared to play for the faculty.