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Students interested in auditioning for a music scholarship or admission into the Music Major or Minor must first apply for admission to the University. Following acceptance into the University, the Department of Music requires an audition for acceptance into the Major or Minor. Auditions are scheduled by contacting the Department Chair, Dr. Debra Lynn. Students wishing to audition for both a scholarship and admission into the music department may perform a single audition serving both purposes. You may provide your own accompanist or we can provide one for you – be sure to let us know your preference.

Audition requirements for band and orchestral instrumentalists

  • Performance of a level 1 ISSMA solo, or a comparable piece. Memory is not required
  • Scales and arpeggios to be determined in consultation with either the Director of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra or the Director of the Concert Band.
  • Sightreading on your primary instrument
  • Sightsinging (only for admittance to music department, not for scholarships)

Audition requirements for singers

  • Performance of two songs in contrasting style. Level 1 ISSMA solos, or comparable pieces are preferred. Memory is required.
  • Sightsinging

Audition requirements for pianists

  • Performance of two pieces in a contrasting style. Level 1 ISSMA solos or comparable pieces are preferred. Memory is required on one piece.
  • Sightreading
  • Sightsinging (only for admittance to music department, not for scholarships)



Please fill out and bring an audition form, along with a letter or recommendation (if not previously sent) from your high school music teacher or your private studio teacher to your audition

For further information about repertoire, feel free to contact one of the following persons:

Voice and Piano
Dr. Debra Lynn
Music Dept. Chair
Director of Choral Organizations, Voice

Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion
Scott Humphries
Director of Instrumental Organizations and Music Education Program

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