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Audition Requirement

Audition Requirement

2017-18 Audition Dates:

Wednesday, November 29

Wednesday, February 28

Wednesday, March 28

Wednesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 31

Candidates interested in receiving financial assistance must audition before April 1 and complete and submit University Foundation Scholarship Application before March 15. Applications are located online @


Audition Requirements:


Two contrasting movements or pieces from the standard repertoire.


Two contrasting movements of a sonata or concerto, or a concert piece of moderate difficulty in which contrasting sections are evident. The second piece may be in the jazz idiom for saxophone auditions.


Two contrasting pieces from the standard concert repertoire showing contrast in style and technique.


Proficiency on mallets, snare drum, and timpani. Demonstration of the knowledge of rudiments and ability to read percussion music are required.


Two contrasting compositions from the standard literature, e.g., Bach, Sor, Villa Lobos.


Two contrasting compositions from classical repertoire, one in English and one in Italian, French, or German. Popular songs or Broadway selections are NOT acceptable as audition pieces.


One work by J.S. Bach and a second work from the standard literature.


Two contrasting compositions from the standard piano literature, e.g., Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Haydn, Brahms, Debussy, etc.


Music Theory Placement Test

All entering music majors must take a theory placement exam to determine their level of music theory and sight singing/ear training competency.

Piano Placement Test

All entering music majors must take a piano exam to determine the level of class piano in which they should enroll.

Music History Placement Test

All entering music majors wishing to test out of music history/survey must take a placement test.


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