college prep day

College Prep Day - Oct. 11, 2013

The Campbellsville University School of Music announces an exciting opportunity for high school students interested in pursuing music at the college level. Our third annual “College Prep” Day will take place from 8:30 am to 12 noon on Oct. 11, 2013 in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at Campbellsville University.

“College Prep” Day, which is open to all vocal, piano, string, brass, woodwind and percussion students, is a half-day event designed to give high school students a deeper understanding of life as a music major or minor at any college or university. On the day of the event, students will

  • Perform a solo piece in a “mock audition” for a panel of university faculty members and receive written feedback about their performance.
  • Take a theory and aural skills test similar to the entrance exams given by most colleges and universities.
  • Attend a mini-recital, featuring a variety of current university music majors.
  • Participate in a panel discussion with Campbellsville University faculty and students discussing topics such as “How to prepare for an audition,” “Choosing the right college,” and “What you (really) need to know to survive your freshman year.”
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the student cafeteria.

Students and their parents will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of Campbellsville University, and Admissions personnel will also be available throughout the morning to discuss college scholarships and financial aid options.

There is no cost to participate, but students must register. Please complete the registration form by Oct. 4. Space is limited, so plan to enroll as soon as possible. If you have any questions, email Dr. Bill Budai.

Upon registration, students will receive via email the specific schedule of activities for the morning, including their assigned audition time.

Students should plan to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before their audition to allow sufficient time to warm-up and be mentally prepared.

The audition will consist of the student’s performance of a prepared piece and a brief sight-reading example.

An accompanied audition is strongly recommended for vocalists, optional for instrumentalists. We can provide a pianist to accompany you if a legible score is received with your registration form. Recorded accompaniments are also acceptable.

Questions? Email Dr. Bill Budai.