Department of Music


Auditions are held on campus during both semesters (Fall and Spring) for prospective music majors. An audition is required of all students. One audition serves as both an entrance/placement audition as well as an audition for scholarship consideration.

Students who are planning to major in music performance or music education should schedule their auditions for one of the three advertised audition dates. Students who intend to minor in music do not audition during the advertised audition schedule and are auditioned in August during the first week of classes. For students unable to attend one of the published on-campus audition dates, recorded auditions are acceptable (see details below). All recorded auditions must be received prior to the final audition date for consideration. 

For ensemble auditions (instrumental or vocal), please visit the Ensembles page by clicking here. 

Audition Schedule

The Department of Music will hold auditions for all music majors on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

All students auditioning for admittance and/or scholarship must have applied to Auburn University by January 15, 2020.

To receive an audition appointment, students must:

1. Submit the University application (online)
2. Submit the Department of Music application (online)

Due to the limited number of audition appointments, students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to receive a requested audition date. Audition appointments are only assigned upon completion of the above steps by the required deadlines. Completed Department of Music Applications must be received no later than one week prior to the requested audition date. Students are notified by e-mail of their scheduled audition time.

Students who are unable to attend any of the on-campus auditions may submit an unedited high-quality video via Embark. The recording does not have to be professionally made, however, we recommend that you ensure the recording is of high quality without technical problems (e.g. issues with format or volume). Recordings must be received by the final audition date for consideration. Students submitting a recorded audition must still submit an application.

Audition Requirements

Requirements specific to each instrument are listed under the respected area. You may bring an accompanist, but no accompaniment is required. The Department does not provide piano accompanists. Questions about audition requirements and recommendations should be directed to the applied faculty. In addition to auditioning, students will also be interviewed by the audition committee. This interview needs no advance preparation and is simply a way for students to introduce themselves to the faculty, briefly discuss their background and outline their academic and musical aspirations.

Last Updated: September 09, 2019