Music Program Auditions

 

Fall 2016 Incoming Music Majors/ Scholarship Applicants

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Auditions begin at 9am in the Hobart Taylor Building – Room 2G254

Video Submissions due January 16, 2016 learn more


Fall 2016 Incoming Music Majors/ non-Scholarship

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Auditions begin at 9am in the Hobart Taylor Building – Room 2G254

Video Submissions due March 28, 2016 learn more


Any student interested in majoring in music must schedule an audition for the Music Program in addition to completing the formal admission application to PVAMU. Students cannot major in music without a successful acceptance to PVAMU by the Office of Undergraduate Admission through the completion the university application process.

 

TO SCHEDULE A MUSIC AUDITION top

  1. Download and complete the Music Audition Form.
  2. After filling out the form, “SAVE AS” the form with your name as the file name.
  3. Return the form to music@pvamu.edu as an email attachment.
  4. You will receive email confirmation of your audition within 2 business days.
  5. Review the Audition Guidelines below to help prepare your audition.
  6. Students unable to make an in-person audition may submit send a video audition.

 

TO APPLY FOR A MUSIC DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP top

  1. Download and complete the Music Departmental Scholarship Form.
  2. Print completed form in order to sign and date.
  3. Scan and email form to music@pvamu.edu
  4. Scan and email current transcript to music@pvamu.edu (unofficial transcript is fine)
  5. You may send both files in the same email as the audition form

Questions? Email music@pvamu.edu or call (936)261-3335.
For Theatre auditions, click here.


MUSIC AUDITION GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES top

Timeliness: Auditions are scheduled to begin at 9:00am on audition dates. All auditioning students are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes early for the audition to complete the sign-in process. Practice space may be available upon request.

Attire: Auditioning students–whether in-person or submitting a video audition–are expected to wear professional attire, similar to what may be worn for a job interview.

Accompanist: 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.

WHAT TO PREPARE top

Instrumentalists

Percussionists

  • Perform thirteen (13) essential rudiments.
  • UIL snare drum solo.
  • Mallet percussion: Same as the instrumental audition (above).
  • Timpani: UIL solo.

Vocalists

  • Perform two (2) solo songs.
    • One (1) 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.

Pianists

  • Perform two (2) solo pieces of contrasting style be a major Classical composer.
    • Bach, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, etc.
    • Single movements of longer works are acceptable.
    • Simplified versions of more advanced works are not acceptable.

Video Audition Guidelines top

  • Submit your Music Audition Form via email prior to uploading your video.
  • State your full name, city and state you are from, and the school you are attending at the beginning of your video
  • Perform all required repertoire as outlined above for your instrument or voice.
    • For scales, choose three (3) “flat” scales and three (3) “sharp” scales.
    • Please use the best possible microphone you have access to. Please use good lighting so the video is not too dark. Ask your music teacher for assistance.
    • Please send us a YouTube or Vimeo link (or other web service) to your audition video.

 

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