Music Audition Information

Music Audition Information


Prairie View A&M University
Department of Music and Theatre
Audition Schedule for entering Music Majors
February 23, 2013
March 23, 2013
Auditions are scheduled to begin at 9:00am on audition dates

Download our Audition form to schedule an audition time!

For further information or to arrange an audition time, please call Jeffrey Freeman at (936) 261-3316 for music auditions.

For Theatre auditions, click here.

(Students who are unable to make an in-person audition should send a high-quality VHS or DVD recording labeled with their name, instrument or voice-type, high school, and contact information.)

Music Audition Guidelines:

a.)    Minimum of two etudes or solos of contrasting style (one technical/one lyrical)

b.)    Scales (major and minor, multiple octaves if possible)


a.)    Perform 13 essential rudiments: UIL snare drum solo

b.)    Mallet percussion: Same as instrumental audition requirements

c.)    Timpani: UIL solo

a.)    Perform two solo songs; one song must be in a standard singing language other than English (Latin, German, French, Italian, Spanish) 

(SATB choral music is not acceptable for the audition)


a.)    Perform two solo pieces of contrasting style by a major Classical composer such as: Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, etc. (Single movements of longer works are acceptable; simplified versions of more advanced works are not acceptable)

b.)    Scales (Hands Together, major and minor, 2-4 octaves)


*If needed, an accompanist will be provided at the auditions. Please bring music (in the proper arrangement and key) for the accompanist or you may bring your own accompanist.


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