Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements


Performance Majors

Students should be prepared to perform their solo repertoire selections and complete a brief interview, a sight reading skills evaluation, and a Theory Placement Exam.  Theory test results are used for class placement and do not impact acceptance decisions. Pianists and singers must perform all pieces by memory; no exceptions will be acceptable.


  • An Etude
  • Two Contrasting Pieces
  • Corresponding Scales & Arpeggios


  • A 17th or 18th century Italian or English song
  • An art song of contrasting style in any language, from any period
  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a recorded accompaniment is acceptable for the recorded video audition.  All applicants will also have a scheduled video call session with the vocal department director, which may or may not coincide with the entrance interview.  Applicants will be asked to do some sight reading, or sing a simple round.

Composition Majors

Students must complete an interview with the head of the Music Theory Department, Dr. Levesque to review their composition portfolio containing three original compositions. Students must test out of or have completed Music Theory Level 3 to be considered for this Major.