Music Auditions

Music Performance

To gain admission to the B.Mus. in Music Performance, a student must pass an entrance audition before a faculty jury of three, to be appointed by the chairperson. The audition will occur near the end of the second semester of college and must demonstrate the student’s ability to perform well challenging repertoire representing several historical periods and styles. A student wishing to perform an entrance audition must notify the chairperson in writing at least three weeks prior to the audition. Only after passing the entrance audition may the student declare as a major the B.Mus. in Music Performance. A prospective candidate for the B.Mus. in Performance may declare a major in Music prior to the semesters stated above but will be listed as a candidate for the B.A. Music until he or she passes the audition. A student who does not pass the entrance audition in the second semester may have a second opportunity in the third semester.

To request a music performance audition, write Prof. Nancy Ditmer, Chairperson, Department of Music

Repertoire Requirements for Bachelor of Music Auditions in Music Performance

Music Theory/Composition

To gain admission to the B.Mus in Theory/Composition, a student must, near the end of the third semester of college, submit to the chairperson a portfolio of two or more completed original scores. These compositions must be accompanied by a letter stating the student’s wish to seek the B.Mus. in Theory/Composition. The chairperson will appoint a faculty committee of three to review the portfolio. Only after receiving the committee’s approval of the submitted works may the student declare as a major the B.Mus. in Theory/Composition. A prospective candidate for the B.Mus. Theory/Composition may declare a major in Music prior to the semesters stated above but will be listed as a candidate for the B.A. Music until he or she passes the portfolio review. A student who does not pass the portfolio review in the third semester may have a second opportunity in the fourth semester.

To request a portfolio review for admission to the B. Mus. in Theory/Composition, write Prof. Nancy Ditmer, Chairperson, Department of Music