Students expecting to major in any of the above programs must audition in
person or forward a DVD or VHS recording on their principal instrument or voice
(principal applied area) and meet admission criteria prior to enrolling at
Auditions in person may be arranged throughout the academic year and are
conducted on departmentally scheduled audition dates. Those who cannot appear in
person must submit a video-recorded performance. Auditions are used to determine
a student’s level of placement and possible music scholarships and music service
grant awards. Audition appointments may be arranged with the Admissions
Placement tests in theory and keyboard are administered at the time of
registration. Students who have taken the advanced theory placement exam and
receive a score of 4 or 5 will be given credit for MUS 141 and MUS 142; these
students should enroll in MUS 241 and MUS 257. Students scoring 3 must be
tested. Students scoring 1 or 2 will not receive advanced placement.
Students planning to major in music education, music performance, jazz, or
composition and theory must enroll in piano each semester until the keyboard
proficiency examination has been passed.