Audition Information

All prospective students seeking entrance into the Bachelor of Arts in Music or Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy programs, including those seeking entrance into the Music Therapy Equivalency Program (campus only) must audition after applying to the College (*See specific requirements for the Music Therapy Equivalency Distance (MTED) program here). All prospective undergraduate students must audition to be considered for music scholarships and any required interviews, auditions, and essays must be completed by the deadline provided on the website for full consideration.

2015 - 2016 Audition Dates

  • November 7, 2015
  • January 30, 2016
  • February 15, 2016
  • March 5, 2016

Auditions are required for each prospective music major and music therapy major. All auditionees are considered for music scholarships.

Auditions begin at 1:00pm Eastern Time unless noted otherwise below.

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Instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists must perform two contrasting pieces with their primary instrument. Performances on secondary instruments are encouraged as appropriate. Sight reading may be requested by faculty during the audition for placement purposes. ISSMA (Group I) pieces are considered appropriate literature. Further requirements can be found within each section below:

Voice and Piano

Voice and Piano Candidates must perform two pieces in contrasting styles selected from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century and 21st century repertoire. Musical Theatre or traditional folk songs may be chosen as a second piece. Piano and Voice auditions should be from memory. Candidates performing from memory should bring copies of the pieces for the examiners' use.


Two works (solos or etudes) of contrasting styles to demonstrate technical and musical ability and major and chromatic scales. 


Snare or timpani solo AND a two or four hand mallet solo. Candidates are expected to provide their own music, sticks, and mallets. Contact Department prior to audition to state specific instruments you plan to use.


Two works (solos or etudes) of contrasting styles to demonstrate technical and musical ability and major and chromatic scales. Memorization encouraged but not required.

Bowed Strings

One solo and one etude; major and minor scales, and arpeggios. Memorization encouraged but not required.


One solo from classical and one solo from jazz or blues repertoire. Optional to play additional song in contemporary or pop style; major and minor scales.



Please contact Tracy Richardson if you have questions about preparing for, or would like to schedule, an audition.