X

2023-24 Auditions for Music Program Entrance/Scholarship

(by appointment only)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 6:30p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2024 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 2024 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 2024 3:30 p.m.
May - August request appointment for late admission -
bwiltsie@madonna.edu 

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, Program Director bwiltsie@madonna.edu

Forms & Information

All applicants are required to:

  1. Pass a basic theory skills test or show equivalent skills. 
  2. 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.   
  3. Perform audition requirements for the academic program as listed below.
  4. Hold interview with auditioning faculty

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Game, Video & Film Music Scoring / General Music / Music Business Management / Musical Theatre

Applied Music Audition

Music majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music must show sufficient skill in their chosen applied instruments to succeed in the Theory sequence and upper division music courses.

  • General Music & Music Business Management: instrument or voice - one selected piece
  • Game, Video & Film Music Scoring: Perform required pieces as listed below for your specified instrument.  Submit copies of compositions and/or links to composed scored music (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc).  These compositions can be created by Garage Band, Sibelius, or from other music software.
    • Brass, Strings, Winds: two prepared pieces in contrasting historical styles (sonata, suite, concerto), major and minor scales, 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. 
    • Percussion:  one prepared piece on snare drum with rudiments, sight-reading.
  • Musical Theatre: two fully prepared pieces in contrasting eras and tempos. 

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Church Music, all Performance Concentrations / Instrumental, Piano, Vocal

Applied Music Audition  - All music majors are required to pass an applied music audition in their primary instrument as listed below.

  • 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.

Bachelor of Music in Education 

Applied Music Audition  - All music majors are required to pass an applied music audition in their primary instrument as listed below.

Music Education majors: one piano piece, if possible which demonstrates your facility at the piano - PLUS: 

    • 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.

Certificate Programs

Film Music Scoring / Musical Theatre / Piano Pedagogy

  • Film Music Scoring: Perform required pieces as listed in Bachelor of Arts major for your specified instrument.  Submit copies of compositions and/or links to composed scored music (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc).  These compositions can be created by Garage Band, Sibelius, or from other music software.
  • Musical Theatre: two prepared pieces in contrasting eras and tempos. 
  • Piano Pedagogy: one piano piece that demonstrates your facility at the piano.

Music Minors 

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.