Information All students who intend to pursue a degree in music must audition with the department
before being accepted into the program. This audition will serve both as your admissions
audition and your audition for a Music Performance Scholarship. Students who are interested
in majoring in music, including the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Music Education, need to complete this audition. Scholarship awards for music majors are tiered based
upon the quality of the audition. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, all admission and scholarship audition deadlines have
been extended. To insure everyone's safety, all auditions will be held virtually
2021-2022 First Consideration Scholarship Audition Deadline: March 28, 2021
Admission audition video recordings and links will be accepted beginning December
1, 2020 and continue to be accepted until July 20, 2021. Students who audition after
the March 28th first consideration deadline will be considered for scholarship awards
based on the quality of the audition and availability of funds.
Your audition can be submitted by either uploading an MP4 file OR pasting a link to
a shared video (i.e. YouTube). If you have any questions about your audition, please
use the contact information for your major performance area listed below.
Students will receive confirmation of their audition by e-mail. Information about
admission to the program will be sent out as audition videos are received. Scholarship
offers will be made after the audition deadline during the first week in April.
Audition Requirements (Non-Major Audition Information at bottom of page)
Two contrasting etudes and/or solo pieces. Major/Minor scales and sight-reading may
be required. ASBOA All-Region/All-State material is appropriate.
Prepare two contrasting etudes. You can also prepare a solo and a contrasting etude.
Major scales and sight-reading may be requested for Scholarship consideration. ASBOA
All-Region/All-State material is appropriate.
Please prepare one snare etude and/or one keyboard etude or solo piece. You may be
asked to sight-read on both snare and keyboard and be asked to perform rudiments from
the All-State/Region list. ASBOA All- Region/All-State material is appropriate.
Singers should plan to (1) sing a vocal solo, and be prepared for (2) a brief vocalization,
(3) tonal memory exercises, and (4) a short sight-reading exercise.
Though solfege is encouraged for sight reading, students should sight read utilizing
whatever method they are most comfortable using (i.e. solfege, numbers, count singing,
a neutral syllable, etc.).
The prepared solo piece for the most well-prepared audition will consist of a memorized
classical solo piece in any language.
Songs used for solo & ensemble contests such as art songs or arias make excellent
However, if a student does not have a vocal solo they can sing whatever they would
like and should not be discouraged from auditioning. In these situations, students
are encouraged to sing a song from school/region choir or church. This is not ideal
but will suffice for students without a classical solo prepared.
An accompanist will be provided.
Please ensure that you have hole-punched sheet music for the pianist.
Students should not sing from any form of electronic audio accompaniment including
a CD or from a cell phone.