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Saturday January 27th, 2018
Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
In addition to being officially accepted by Salisbury University, entering freshmen and transfer students wishing to major in any of our five music degree tracks are required to pass a music audition in their chosen performing area before being accepted into the program. No audition is required to minor in music.
Although the Music Program has a rolling audition process, we strongly urge music auditions for freshman year students be completed by March 1. The Music Program works with Salisbury University's Admissions Office to review and assess applicants who exhibit the strongest potential for success at the University. Both academic background and talent are among the factors that are considered in the final decision.
Follow the two-step application process listed below.
We will be offering four audition dates on January 27, February 2 & 3, and February 17, 2018. To schedule an audition on one of these dates, please contact Brooke Church, Auditions Coordinator for the Music Program, with your name, instrument, and desired audition date/time at (410) 543-6385 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All auditions must be scheduled and officially confirmed before taking place.
If you are unable to audition on one of the provided dates, our Auditions Coordinator will try to work with you to schedule another audition appointment. Please contact Brooke Church with your name, instrument, and possible dates which would be convenient for you to audition, and we will try to establish a convenient date and time with the respective faculty.
*Note: Transfer students go through the same audition process for applied study placement and may be asked to complete a theory placement exam.
Prepare two contrasting pieces (both memorized, one in English and one foreign language) from age and ability-appropriate literature (art song, oratorio/sacred music, opera, and/or musical theater). An accompanist is provided by SU; however, you may choose to bring your own.
Students wishing to pursue the Vocal Performance track should prepare three contrasting songs (all memorized, at least one in a foreign language).
Please contact Dr. John Wesley Wright, Associate Professor and Voice Coordinator, for more information at email@example.com.
Prepare two contrasting pieces of a solo, excerpt, or etude. (Students wishing to pursue the Instrumental Performance track should prepare three contrasting pieces.)
Prepare several major scales at a comfortable tempo. Two octave scales are encouraged.
Be prepared to sight-read.
Please contact Professor Lee Knier, Instructor of Brass, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare two solos of contrasting styles. These may be a movement of a sonata, the first movements of a concerto, or a concert solo piece. Accurate intonation, rhythmic perception, bow control, and quality of tone should be demonstrated. (Students wishing to pursue the Instrumental Performance track should prepare three contrasting pieces.)
3-octave major scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats at a tempo of quarter note equals 80.
Be prepared to sight-read.
Perform two solo classical or finger-style pieces on a classical nylon or acoustic steel-string guitar. (Students wishing to pursue the Instrumental Performance track should prepare three such pieces.)
Sight-read a short musical example.
Please contact Dr. Danielle Cumming, Associate Professor of Guitar, for more information at email@example.com.
Prepare from the requirements below from at least two different percussion areas. (Students wishing to pursue the Instrumental Performance or Teacher Certification tracks should prepare from at least three different areas.)
Percussion areas include Snare Drum, Mallet Percussion, Timpani, and Drum Set.
Note: Students are expected to provide their own sticks, mallets, and music at the audition and may elect to bring their own instruments (such as a snare drum) and/or equipment.
Please contact Professor Eric Shuster, Instructor of Percussion, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare two pieces of your choice, in contrasting styles. At least one of the pieces must be memorized. A movement of a composition is considered to be one piece. (Students wishing to pursue the Instrumental Performance track should prepare three pieces.)
Be prepared to play some major and minor scales (a minimum of 2 octaves) at the audition.
Be prepared to sight-read.
Please contact Dr. Linda Cockey, Professor of Piano, for more information at email@example.com.
Prepare two pieces of your choice in contrasting styles. (Students wishing to pursue the Instrumental Performance track should prepare three pieces.)
Students will be asked to sight-read a hymn.
Piano skills will be evaluated.
Please contact Professor Susan Zimmer, Instructor of Organ, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students indicating an interest in majoring in music are admitted provisionally (Pre-Music Major) to the Music Program by the Salisbury University Admissions Office. Full admission to the program is not attained until the student has successfully passed a music audition and taken a Theory Advisory Test. While some students may successfully complete an audition prior to their first semester enrollment at SU and immediately be accepted into the music major program, other students may choose to stay in the pre-music program while preparing for their music audition which should occur sometime during their first year of applied study at Salisbury University.