Students planning to major or minor in music must audition before a panel of music faculty. Unless otherwise specified, students will perform a selection of their choice before a group of music faculty. Students will also sightread a brief passage to be provided by the music faculty at the time of audition. Recorded auditions are accepted, although not recommended if a live audition is possible.
Music scholarships may be available for those who audition.
Piano Auditions: Perform two selections in the classical vein. Music should be memorized and of two contrasting styles. Your selection should adequately display your abilities and be appropriate to a university setting. You will also sightread a brief passage.
Percussion Auditions: Undergraduates - Graduates
Marching Band: The Tiger Marching Band does not require an audition, but it does require a separate application form.
MM Performance Auditions: Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Music in Performance will submit a list of performed repertoire and present a live audition before a panel of music faculty. Recordings of a live performance will be accepted for conditional admission pending presentation of a live audition before the completion of the first semester of study.
- Keyboard & Instrumental: Minimum of 20 minutes of music and a minimum of two works in contrasting style. Percussionists should follow these recommendations.
- Vocal: By memory, a minimum of 20 minutes of upper-level repertoire representing each of the following areas: Baroque literature, German lieder, French melodie, opera aria, and American or British art song.
- Conducting: Submit a comprehensive DVD at the end of the first semester of private study documenting the student in both rehearsal and performance settings conducting a live (chamber) ensemble. The DVD will include the initial reading of the piece, subsequent rehearsals, and the performance with the live ensemble.