Music Department Admission Requirements
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All music students must meet general Castleton University admission requirements.
The following students must complete an audition:
- Students seeking Bachelor of Music in Music Education and licensure
- Students seeking Bachelor of Arts in Music with Performance Concentration
- All students wishing to be considered for a music scholarship.
The following students do not need to complete an audition:
- Students seeking Bachelor of Arts in Music with General concentration
- Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater
Students are encouraged to audition at any time, preferably after submitting their admissions application form. Auditions will be considered beginning in November of the academic calendar year.
There are three steps to audition:
Step 1: Request an Audition Time
Use your Admissions Application Status page login credentials to request your audition. Please then follow up with an e-mail to Coordinator of Art Recruitment Joshua Thompson at email@example.com. Although it is not required, it is recommended that you have your application completed prior to your audition.
Step 2: Attend and complete your audition.
Your audition repertoire must include the following:
Instrumental – Major scales in as many octaves comfortable. Two contrasting pieces that display your technical ability and artistic merit. A sonata movement, etude, etc. along with a contrasting piece that displays technical and artistic skills are acceptable options.
Vocal - Two contrasting pieces from the following genres: 1) art song or aria, 2) adaptation of a folk song, or spiritual or 3) song from musical theater (maximum of one). The selections must be memorized and if possible should demonstrate two languages (including English).
All vocal auditions should be accompanied. Recorded accompaniment is fine, as well as recording with a live accompanist.
If you have any questions you can find more information under "Admission and Audition Process for Music Majors" contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance.
Students are welcome and encouraged to schedule and additional visit to tour the campus or sit in on any music courses or ensembles during the week.
Music Department Scholarship
Music Department Scholarships are available, and open to all entering students (first-year or transfer) majoring in music. No additional application materials are required but an audition is mandatory for all Scholarship applicants. The recipient’s award of $2,500 is renewable provided that the student remains a music major, maintains a B+ (3.3 on a 4.0 scale) average in music courses, and contributes in a positive manner to the music program. The deadline for scholarship consideration for each coming academic year is March 1.