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Audition Requirements

Auditions for Entrance to Spring or Fall 2016

For Admission and Music Scholarship Consideration*

  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 (Spring 2016 applicants must audition on this date)
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016

*Only applicants who audition for a major in the School of Music are considered for music scholarships.  School of Music scholarships are awarded in early March each year.

For Admission Only for Fall 2016

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 (Musical Theatre auditions are NOT held on this date.  Students must audition in November, January, or February for the Musical Theatre program.)

Audition Preparation

Prepare and bring with you to the audition the following:
  • Solo repertory list (solo music studied with a private teacher)
  • List of Student Music Activities
  • Any materials noted in your principal performing area audition requirements


    Prepare to take the Basic Musicianship Test by reviewing the following: 
    • Listening to a short melody and matching the pitches
    • Listening to a rhythm and clapping the same rhythm
    • Looking at musical notation on a staff and clapping the rhythm
    • Looking at the key signature and identifying the key
    • Looking at and naming musical notes on a staff
    • Looking at and singing musical notes on a staff


      Audition Requirements by Instrument/Major

      Special note regarding Music Therapy auditions:
Students interested in the Music Therapy program must audition for a principal performing area (voice or an instrument).  Students follow the audition requirements for a classical major (such as Music with an Outside Minor) and have the option of performing a commercial selection.  Refer to the Music Therapy webpage for more information.