Prepare two musical selections in contrasting styles on whichever instrument (including voice) you are most proficient. You may perform pieces from two different style periods (Baroque and Romantic, for example), or you may perform one classical selection and one popular or jazz selection. Private lesson teachers at UIW concentrate on classical repertoire; however, jazz studies can be pursued through elective credits.

Sheet music must be provided for selections requiring piano accompaniment. Alternately, popular songs can be self-accompanied or accompanied by a recording.