School of Music

Auditions

Music Auditions

Admissions, Undergraduate Awards and Graduate Auditions


Auditions for WSU's Music Program are required for two processes:

  1. Admission to Music Degrees, Private Lessons, Ensembles
  2. Music Awards and Graduate Assistantships eligibility


Please check these pages for specific area audition requirements:

Undergraduates may select an available time on January 25th, 2014, Audition Day, or set up an individual audition date if necessary. Graduate students should schedule individual auditions. Please contact the Music Office at (509) 335-3898 or e-mail music@wsu.edu for any of these arrangements.

Undergraduate auditions will include a solo performance on your major instrument or voice plus a diagnostic music theory test. Please check the Audition Requirements list for your particular instrument or voice.

Graduate auditions include solo performance plus additional materials and/or interview for particular emphases.

Almost all entering music students will complete Admissions/Awards/Assistantship Auditions in the spring for initial enrollment in the following fall. All awards and assistantships are normally expended by April 15. Students intending to major in music who have not auditioned in the spring MUST do so before Tuesday of the first week of classes. If you do wait to audition, please check in the Music Office, Room 260 Kimbrough Hall, to find out which faculty will hear your audition. For students entering in spring, early fall auditions are recommended.

New Student Orientation Music Program Tests & Ensemble Auditions

During the week before classes each semester, new students audition for ensembles. These auditions are in addition to those described for admission, awards, and assistantships. Please contact the director(s) of the ensemble(s) in which you are interested to select an audition time. Each fall, ensemble auditions are coordinated in a schedule that is part of New Student Orientation Week. Also scheduled are diagnostic examinations for both undergraduates and graduates. Please check the links below for details

Instruments and Voice Offered

The Music Program currently offers private lessons in Voice, Piano, Organ, Flute (and Piccolo), Oboe (and English Horn), Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. While performers on other instruments may audition for and (if selected) perform in appropriate music ensembles, a major in music at WSU is not presently possible for guitar, bass guitar, harp, harpsichord, or other instruments for which private study is not available.

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