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Violin, Viola, Cello

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Music Minor

  1. Movement of an unaccompanied work by Bach, performed from memory
  2. First movement of a standard major concerto, or comparable single-movement work, performed from memory
  3. Standard etude
Double Bass

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Music Minor

Piano

A prescreen recording is required for all prospective undergraduate piano applicants (BA, BM, BME, BM/BME, or minor). Your prescreen recording should be uploaded as a part of your music application

Prescreen Requirements

Jazz Studies

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

All prospective jazz applicants should be prepared to discuss previous performance experience, teachers, and method books used in study. Please bring your own mp3 or CD accompaniment, and/or we will provide any of the Aebersold play-a-long recordings for all auditions.

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education

Jazz Saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano and bass (acoustic preferred)

Music Theory & Composition

Theory

Bachelor of Music

Applications for the theory major are accepted from students who are already a part of the School of Music. Students new to the School of Music should apply for either a performance or education major with their major instrument. See the applicable audition entrance audition requirements here. Once in the School of Music, then you may speak with the theory faculty about becoming a theory major.

Wind & Percussion

Pre-Screen Recording Requirements

Prescreen recordings are required for all Trumpet applicants. For the prescreen recording, please submit an audio recording of 5-10 minutes that is representative of your ability. The musical selections do not necessarily need to come from the audition requirements. Prescreen recordings should be submitted as a part of the music application.

Voice/Opera

All graduate music applicants must submit the following requirements (please find more detailed application information here):

  • Transcript(s)

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Brief essay

  • Repertoire list

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