Fairmont State University--Department of Music

Audition Requirements

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

In addition to submitting a complete application for admission to Fairmont State University, students wishing to enroll in the Department of Music as music majors or minors must audition. The audition serves as both an entrance audition and a scholarship audition.

Students who plan to major in an area other than music, but who wish to participate in FSU music ensembles, are also eligible to perform an audition to be considered for music scholarships, including performance stipends. These auditions are not for individual ensemble placement.

 

MUSIC AUDITION DATES

Friday, February 20, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m.             application deadline February 13, 2015

 

Prospective transfer students should plan to audition on one of the above dates in order to be reviewed for Fall 2015 music admission and music scholarships.

 

Components:

10-minute performance audition

Theory Placement Exam – written fundamentals test, including major and minor key signatures, interval qualities, triad qualities, all forms of scales, and rhythmic values

Aural skills tests – sight-singing and rhythm-reading

Interview with faculty members

 

For more information about performance audition requirements, see

Performance audition requirements

Performance audition application form

Contact Info

Dr. Anne Patterson
Music Department Coordinator
Professor of Music
Wallman Hall 201
Phone : 304.367.4897
Anne.Patterson@fairmontstate.edu

 

 

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