Music Department Auditions

Auditions are required for entry into all music programs and for academic scholarship consideration. Students who wish to major in music should apply for admission to the University and request an audition by emailing the Music Department at lh203@evansville.edu. For maximum scholarship consideration students should audition by March 1, 2021. All auditions require advance registration.

The Ensemble Participation Award is available to non-music majors who are interested in performing with a music ensemble. An audition is required and must be completed by March 10 of the senior year of high school. For more information regarding Ensemble Participation Award auditions, please contact Linda Happe at lh203@evansville.edu.

Linda Happe, Music Admissions Specialist
Department of Music, University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722
812-488-2742; Fax: 812-488-2101
lh203@evansville.edu

Music Major Audition Requirements

Harpsichord
Performance: Three compositions, at least two memorized, of contrasting styles by composers such as Bach, Couperin or Scarlatti.

Other music degrees: Two compositions, at least one memorized, of contrasting styles as noted above.

Organ
Performance: Three compositions, at least two memorized, from different stylistic periods (Baroque, Romantic, or Contemporary). Two verses of a hymn as if playing for a church service.

Other music degrees: Two compositions, at least one memorized, of contrasting styles as noted above.

Piano
Performance: Three memorized compositions from different stylistic periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary).

Other music degrees: Two compositions, at least one memorized, of contrasting styles as noted above.

Bowed Strings
All music degrees: One solo and one etude, major and minor scales, and arpeggios. Memorization encouraged but not required.

Guitar
Performance: Three memorized compositions from different stylistic periods (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary). Major and minor scales.

Other music degrees: One solo or one etude. Major and minor scales. Students may audition on electric, jazz or folk guitar. Studies for all guitar majors will be on classical guitar.

Performance
Three memorized art songs (classical, not musical theater). One selection in a language other than English is required.

Other music degrees
Two memorized art songs (classical, not musical theater). One selection in a language other than English preferred.

Brass
All music degrees: One solo and one etude, major and chromatic scales, and sight reading.

Percussion
All music degrees: Snare solo or etude: concert/orchestral style (e.g. Cirone, Peters, Delecluse) and rudimental style (e.g. Wilcoxin, Pratt, Freytag). Mallet solo or etude: two mallet (e.g. Bach, MacMillan, Green) or four mallet (e.g. Peters, Gomez, Musser). Choice of drum set, timpani, or multiple percussion. Sight reading on snare drum and mallets. Auditionees are expected to provide their own music, sticks, and mallets.

All percussion instruments will be provided.

Woodwinds
All music degrees: Two works (solos or etudes) of contrasting styles to demonstrate technical and musical ability; major and chromatic scales; and sight reading. Memorization of scales is encouraged but not required.

Ensemble Participation Award Audition Requirements

Brass and woodwind
One solo or etude, major and chromatic scales

Percussion
Snare drum rudiments (i.e., buzz roll, paradiddle, double paradiddle, 5-stroke roll, etc.), major scales on keyboard/mallet instruments and timpani tuning

Strings
One solo or etude, major and chromatic scales

Brass and woodwind
One solo or etude, major and chromatic scales

Voice
One solo song (not musical theater)
Sight reading will be assessed during the audition

Office Phone:
812-488-2754

Office Email:
music@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 133, Krannert Hall of Art and Music