Auditionees must demonstrate a high level of performance, musicianship, and scholarship in order to be accepted as a music major in the Department of Music. Our auditions follow the standards set forth by our accrediting institution, the National Association of Schools of Music, and are highly competitive. We normally accept one to two new students per part, per year.
- Check the Audition Dates tab above for available audition days.
- Complete the online Music Application. We will contact you when we receive your application.
- The Music Recommendation form is automatically sent to the two email addresses you provided on your application. These forms should be filled out by professional musicians (like your high school band director and private teacher) who have seen you develop as a musician. The recommenders submit the completed form via email. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that all recommendations have been received.
- Once your application is accepted, you are eligible to participate in Music Major for a Day.
- For the Audition Requirements for individual applied music areas, click the links below:
November 9, 2013
February 22, 2014
March 15, 2014
March 16, 2014
When you come for your audition you will:
1. perform a work from the standard literature for your instrument or share one of your composed pieces;
2. be tested on your knowledge of music theory and sight-singing;
3. participate in an interview if you are a composition or education major.
No auditions or CDs will be heard after the final March audition date. All scholarships are awarded at the end of the audition cycle. Remember, composers must submit at least one score and a recording, if available. If you live more than 250 miles away from CNU, you may submit a recorded audition, but a live audition is strongly recommended.
For specific questions concerning auditions and interviews, please contact Mrs. Elise Rose, Music Program Coordinator, by telephone at (757) 594-7089 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.