Few Minnesota-born musical artists have risen to the level of international acclaim and influence as Prince. For commercial music students, he is a case study in the diverse skills it takes to excel in the music industry —artistry, originality and innovation, business acumen, drive, control, command of technology, P.R. savvy, stunning stage show presentations, and a demand for excellence. This ensemble will seek to go over and beyond performing the obvious Prince hits and an awareness of stage presentation, but also study what made Prince the singular musician and one of the most influential performing artists of this era.
Students will be expected to already have a set of eight specific Prince hits learned and charted before the start of fall semester and be prepared for extracurricular study of the many aspects of Prince’s career. The audition will consist of student’s choice performing one of three Prince hits: “Kiss,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” or “When Doves Cry.”
Prince Ensemble Audition Sheet Music: