Music Audition Application

All students who wish to pursue a major or minor in music must audition for acceptance into the music program.  Audition dates are listed below.  An audition application should be submitted to the Department of Music and Theatre office no less than two weeks prior to the requested audition date.  You will be notified via email when your application is received.  Approximately 1 week prior to the audition date you will receive an email with a specific audition time.  **Students who will not be pursuing a major or minor in music do not need to submit this application, but should contact the ensemble director(s) to audition for participation in band, chourses, orchestra, or opera/musical theatre.**

Audition Requirements

  • Woodwind, Brass, Strings: one prepared piece, or two brief works of contrasting style; scales/arpeggios; sight reading
  • Percussion: one short solo on each - concert snare drum, timpani, and keyboard percussion; three chromatically adjacent major scales; required rudimental etude (email for a copy)
  • Piano: two or more works of contrasting style; may also require scales/arpeggios; sight reading
  • Voice: two contrasting, accompanied selections from the classical, musical theatre, or jazz genres, (one in Italian, German, or French encouraged, but not required); pitch matching; sight reading.


(BS) Bachelor of Science in Music
(BA) Bachelor of Arts in Music (Intermediate foreign language required)
Minor in Music

Choral Music P-12 (Music Education)
Instrumental Music P-12 (Music Education)
Performance - Vocal
Performance - Instrumental
Performance - Piano
Vocal/Choral Music (General)
Instrumental Music (General)


Please provide an accompanist. (Music must be submitted one week prior to audition date.)
I will bring my own accompanist.
I will use recorded accompaniment. (Instrumentalists only)
I will not need accompaniment.

University Bands
UNA Choruses
Opera/Musical Theatre
None of the above

Friday, November 21, 2014 (instrumentalists starting at 3:00 PM; vocal starting at 1:00 PM)
Friday, January 30, 2015 (instrumentalists starting at 3:00 PM; vocal starting at 1:00 PM)
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (starting at 10:00 pm)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 (starting at 2:00 pm)