Fairmont State University--Department of Music

Audition Requirements



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.



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.



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



FSUNow Stories

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is announces its 2015-2016 Music on the Hill concert season, featuring four performances on the Fairmont State campus and at First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts announces the cast of its second Youth Company production, “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” 

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will run Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.

Cast members for the show are as follows: Paige Krcek, Billy Tobin, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Flower, Trenda Ridgeway, Jasper Brown, Rileigh Fortney, Sidney Apanowicz, Sara Campbell, Miranda Koch, Sydney King, Caroline Maxwell, Marianna Jones, Bella Smith, Franchesca Aloi. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.

Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.

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