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

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary “Miss Representation” addresses how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

A local screening of “Miss Representation” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the Fairmont State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public. After the screening will be a faculty panel discussion led by Dr. Francene Kirk, Abelina Suarez Professor of Communication and Theatre.

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