Planning to become a music major or minor at CMU?
In order to study at the School of Music, all incoming students (freshmen, transfer, and graduate) must complete a successful audition on their primary instrument or voice. We look forward to meeting you soon and introducing you to our supportive music community!
Stay tuned for information about 2021 School of Music auditions coming soon!
What should you expect on Audition Day?
You should plan to be available from about 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on your audition day.
Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students will audition only for the professor of their instrument, without an accompanist, in the faculty member’s office or a classroom.
String students will audition for all string faculty and the Director of Orchestral Studies.
Vocalists will audition for all members of the vocal faculty in Chamichian Recital Hall. A collaborative pianist for singers is provided for you at no cost and printed copies of the audition pieces must be supplied. Taped accompaniments are not allowed.
Your Audition Schedule
After registering for an audition using our online form (available later this fall), you will be contacted by School of Music faculty with your individual schedule and an estimated audition time the week of your audition date. Make sure to carefully review all audition requirements or reach out to us with questions before arriving on campus!
If a conflict arises and you can no longer attend the audition day for which you have registered, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the number of audition requests, rescheduling an audition can be difficult if advanced notice is not provided.
Undergraduate music major auditions generally consist of:
Discipline-specific auditions are as follows: