All incoming students planning to major in music, music education, or communication and music production must successfully complete an audition before the music faculty to be accepted into the Music Program. Non-majors are welcome to participate in a variety of music ensembles pending successful auditions before the appropriate music faculty. Students in all fields of study are required to audition in order to be eligible for grant money.
Audition dates for the 2013-14 school year are January 25, February 1, and February 22. Additional audition dates are available by appointment.
Auditions are comprised of the following:
- Two contrasting solo pieces or etudes of the student's choosing. For instrumentalists, this includes one lyrical and one technical piece. For vocalists, it includes two different classical style pieces or one classical piece and another from musical theater. Percussionists may audition on two of the following: snare drum, drum set, timpani, keyboard percussion (instruments are provided but sticks/mallets are not).
- Sight reading
- Three major scales of the student's choosing (instrumentalists only)
- Basic theory and basic aural skills exam during the first week of classes (music majors only)
To schedule an audtion, complete the online Audition Request Form or contact Amy Stollberg at
or 217-228-5432, ext. 3160.