Music Program Auditions
Acceptance into the Music Program
Students interested in pursuing a degree in music must perform an entrance audition. Contact the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to schedule an audition during one of the Audition Dates. Alternate audition dates are available. Specific audition requirements are outlined below.
Students are accepted into the program in two different ways: full acceptance or conditional acceptance. A student who is fully accepted into the program has all rights and responsibilities of a music major at the time of matriculation. A student who is accepted conditionally must successfully complete one semester of applied instruction as well as other courses deemed appropriate. Full acceptance of a conditional student will be determined by the faculty committee upon completion of the jury at the end of the conditional semester.
Voice: One song from the standard vocal repertoire, performed from memory, and sight-reading. Any member of the voice faculty can assist in selecting appropriate repertoire. An accompanist will be provided.
Piano: Two contrasting pieces from the standard piano repertoire, performed from memory, and sight-reading.
Woodwinds and Brass: Two contrasting selections from the standard repertoire for your instrument, major scales, chromatic scale, and sight-reading.
Percussion: Students wishing to declare percussion as their primary instrument of study must prepare two solos, demonstrate major scales/the 26 Standard American Snare Drum Rudiments, and sight-read a short excerpt; the sight-reading excerpt will be selected for one of the same two instruments as the prepared solos. The two solos should be any combination of one snare drum solo, one keyboard solo, and/or one timpani solo. Please note that the two solos must be on two different instruments.
Strings: Two contrasting pieces from the standard repertoire for your instrument, scales, sight-reading. Orchestral excerpts are optional.
For more information about audition requirements, please call the Visual and Performing Arts Department at (325) 942-2085 or e-mail us.