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Audition Requirements

Auditions for Entrance to Spring or Fall 2018

For Admission and Music Scholarship Consideration*

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Spring 2018 applicants must audition on this date or submit a video by this day)
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018

*Only applicants who audition for a major in the School of Music are considered for music scholarships.  School of Music scholarships are awarded in early March each year.

Audition Preparation

Prepare and bring with you to the audition the following:
  • Solo repertory list (solo music studied with a private teacher)
  • List of Student Music Activities
  • Any materials noted in your principal performing area audition requirements
Prepare to take the Basic Musicianship Test by reviewing the following: 
  • Listening to a short melody and matching the pitches
  • Listening to a rhythm and clapping the same rhythm
  • Looking at musical notation on a staff and clapping the rhythm
  • Looking at the key signature and identifying the key
  • Looking at and naming musical notes on a staff
  • Looking at and singing musical notes on a staff

Audition Requirements by Instrument/Major

Classical Programs include the following:

  • Church Music and Worship
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory
  • Music with Outside Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Piano Pedagogy (piano students only)
  • Music Minor

Review the requirements carefully and contact us at SOMauditions@belmont.edu if you have any questions.

Vocal

Bass (Upright)

Bassoon

Cello

Clarinet

Electric Bass

Euphonium

Flute

French Horn

 

Guitar

Harp

Oboe

Organ

Percussion

Piano

Saxophone

Trombone

Trumpet

Tuba

Viola

Violin