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Auditions

Students requesting to be an undergraduate music major at APSU must audition and be accepted by the Department of Music prior to declaring the major. This audition for admission will also serve as a scholarship audition only when completed before entering the University. 

Undergraduate Audition Dates for Fall 2018 Entrance 

Request an Audition

To schedule your audition, fill out the online audition request form.

Auditions consist of two prepared solos (with additional requirements for some instruments) and an interview with music faculty.  For more specific repertoire requirements, click on your area below. Following your audition, you will be notified of your admission status as a music major.

Woodwinds
Brass
Percussion
Keyboard
Strings
Harp
Guitar
Voice

(Priority is given to students who audition before the end of March).

 


Audition Repertoire Requirements by Area

Woodwinds

Brass

Percussion

Two contrasting pieces representative of the applicant's current technical and musical playing level.

For more information, contact Professor Steinquest.

Keyboard

Two contrasting pieces from categories below representative of the applicant's current technical and musical playing level:

  1. Baroque period: a work from the Baroque period including anything by J. S. Bach including any short piano pieces from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena, the Well-Tempered Clavier, Inventions, Sinfonias, etc.; other composers from the Baroque period
  2. Classical period: a movement from a Classical sonata or sonatina; Fantasies, Rondos, Theme and Variations, etc. (Beethoven Mozart, Haydn, Clementi, etc.)
  3. Romantic period: a work from the Romantic period by composers such as Chopin (Préludes, Nocturnes, other short piano pieces), Schumann (Album for the Young, Scenes from Childhood, other short piano pieces), Brahms (Intermezzos, other short piano pieces), etc.
  4. Modern period: a work from the modern period by composers such as Debussy (Préludes, Children’s Corner, Arabesques, other short piano pieces), Bartók (Mikrokosmos, For Children, other short piano pieces),  Shostakovich (Three Fantastic Dances, Preludes, op. 34, other short piano pieces), Kabalevsky (Variations, Sonatinas, other short piano pieces), Copland (short piano pieces), etc.

For more information, contact Professor Glass, Dr. Halbeck, or Dr. Wood.

Orchestral Strings

Harp

Two contrasting pieces representative of the applicant's current technical and musical playing level.

For more information, contact Professor Bressman.

Guitar

Two contrasting pieces representative of the applicant's current technical and musical playing level.

For more information, contact Dr. Yates.

Voice

Two contrasting pieces representative of the applicant's current technical and musical level. The pieces should be contrasting in either language or style. One piece in a foreign language is preferred, but not required. Most importantly, sing what you sing best.

At the audition, bring the sheet music from which you have practiced - in your most comfortable and preferred range.

For more information, contact Dr. Williams, Dr. Mabry, or Dr. Robinson-Oturu.