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Department of Music

If you plan to major in music (or double major) in the following degree programs, you must complete a successful audition for admission to the Department of Music.

  • Music Performance
  • Music Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music

The audition serves for both entrance/placement and for scholarship consideration. A student is limited to two attempts, one year apart, to complete a successful audition for acceptance to the Department of Music.

If you need to audition, you must apply to the Department of Music through Acceptd, and either submit a video recording or perform a live audition by February 1. See details below. ​

If you plan to audition for the Department of Music, you must apply to Auburn University by the following dates:

  • December 1- Receive Academic Scholarship Consideration from the University 
  • February 1- University Acceptance without Academic Scholarship Consideration

A complete application should be submitted to Auburn University prior to scheduling or submitting an audition.  A successful music department audition does not guarantee acceptance to the university.

Live auditions are preferred. Video auditions will only be accepted with approval from your applied teacher. 


Flute: Virginia Broffitt Kunzer

Oboe: Contact David Odom

Bassoon: Contact David Odom

Clarinet: David Odom

Saxophone: Michael Pendowski

Trumpet: Emery Harvison

Horn: William Schaffer

Trombone: Matt Wood

Euphonium / Tuba: Evan Kelsick

Percussion: Doug Rosener

Strings: Guy Harrison

Voice: Rosephanye Powell

Voice, Commercial: Jilla Webb

Piano: Jeremy Samolesky

Comp/Tech: Lee Johnson



Woodwind: David Odom

Brass: Emery Harvison

Percussion: Doug Rosener

Voice: Rosephanye Powell

Voice, Commercial: Jilla Webb

Strings: Guy Harrison

Piano: Jeremy Samolesky

Comp/Tech: Lee Johnson

For ensemble auditions (instrumental or vocal), please visit the Ensembles.


Audition Information:

Brass Audition Requirements

Commercial Music Requirements

Composition / Technology Requirements

Percussion Audition Requirements

Piano Audition Requirements

String Audition Requirements

Voice Audition Requirements

Woodwind Audition Requirements