Nov 11, 2022

1:00 pm

3:00 pm

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall


All potential music majors and minors are required to audition before appropriate faculty in order to determine their suitability to enter the program, participate in any ensemble, and determine eligibility for a scholarship or service award. Auditions should be scheduled through the following links, as follows:

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion auditions   
Vocal auditions 
Guitar, Piano, and Strings

Please also note that audition repertoire requirements are listed below. Questions regarding auditions can be sent to Dr. Jason Baker at or a faculty member in your applied area. Note: Guitar and piano auditions are scheduled with the faculty in those applied areas; however, music majors will also need to audition for a major ensemble (choir, band, or orchestra). Additional scholarships or service awards are available through these major ensemble auditions. It is possible to schedule your applied audition (guitar or piano) on the same day as your major ensemble audition (choir, band, or orchestra)- see the audition form for more information. Please contact the area chairs in your applied area if you have any questions:

Dr. Rosângela Sebba, piano
Dr. Daniel Stevens, guitar  

Woodwind and Brass

  • Five major scales of the student’s choice, two octaves where appropriate 
  • A chromatic scale within the range of the instrument
  • Sight-reading
  • A short, prepared piece that demonstrates your best qualities
  • An additional contrasting piece, if requested by the applied faculty area


  • Snare drum - concert and/or rudimental solo, rudiments
  • Keyboard percussion - two or four mallet solo, major scales
  • Timpani - etude or solo
  • Drum set (optional) - demonstration of swing/rock/Latin styles


  • Short aria or art song of your choice - see our suggested repertoire list.
  • Vocalization through your range
  • Exercise given by faculty for pitch retention. You will sing back a series of pitches after they are played for you on the piano
  • Sight-reading


  • Major and minor scales
  • Prepared concerto movement or solo literature
  • Sight-reading


  • Demonstrate major/minor scales and arpeggios (minimum of two octaves)
  • Two prepared pieces of contrasting styles (memorization preferred)
  • Sight-reading at an appropriate level


  • One major scale
  • Two contrasting musical selections


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