Audition and Entrance Requirements
2020-2021 Auditions for Music Entrance/Scholarship
(by appointment only)
February 5, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
March 19, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
April 14, Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
May - August – request appointment for late admission
AUDITION REQUIRED to major in Music with an applied audition in one of the following: Piano, Voice,
Organ, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion.
For details, please contact Professor Barbara Wiltsie, Music Dept. Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms & Information
All applicants are required to:
- Pass a basic theory skills test or show equivalent skills.
- Submit two recommendation forms with comments from a teacher, principal, etc. The
sealed form will be submitted by mail or delivered by candidate at the audition.
- Perform audition requirements for the academic program as listed below.
- Hold interview with auditioning faculty
Bachelor of Arts | General Music, Music Management, & Musical Theatre Concentrations (Musical Theatre
degree to begin Fall 2020 pending final approval)
Applied Music Audition - Music majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts must show sufficient skill in their chosen
applied instruments to succeed in the Theory sequence and upper division music courses
- General Music & Music Management: instrument or voice - one selected piece
- Musical Theatre: two contrasting selections, one song must be prior to 1960, and simple dance movement.
Bachelor of Music | Church Music, Film Music Scoring, Music Education, and all Performance Concentrations
Applied Music Audition - All music majors are required to pass an applied music audition in their primary instrument
as listed below.
Music Education, Church Music (Organ), and Film Music Scoring Concentrations
- Brass, Strings, Winds: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles (etudes, movements
of a sonata), major and minor scales.
- Guitar: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles (etudes, studies, movements of a
sonata), major and minor scales.
- Harp: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles.
- Organ: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles.
- Piano: one piano piece that demonstrates your facility at the piano.
- Vocal: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles, preferably in different languages.
One selection may be Musical Theatre. Music Education majors: one piano piece, if
possible that demonstrates your facility at the piano.
- Percussion: one prepared piece on snare drum with rudiments, sight-reading.
- Brass, Strings, Winds: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles (sonata,
suite, concerto), major and minor scales, sight reading.
- Guitar: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles (studies, etudes), major and minor
scales, sight reading.
- Harp: two prepared pieces in contrasting styles, one orchestral cadenza or excerpt
of your choice.
- Organ: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles, sight reading.
- Piano: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles (Bach prelude/fugue from
Well-Tempered Clavier, Classical sonata, Romantic character piece, Contemporary, etc.),
major and minor scales, sight reading.
- Vocal: two contrasting art songs in different languages, memorized. One may be an
operatic aria or musical theatre selection. One in foreign language preferred.
We enthusiastically welcome music minors into our program. Applied music requirements
for this area are determined by each faculty member individually.
We recommend you take your 10 hours of applied music in one instrument; if you choose
to study in more than one area, a majority of the 10 hours must be in one instrument.
Audition not required.