A vocal soloist performing on stage
Start: January 28, 2023 10 a.m.
End: January 28, 2023 5 p.m.
Location: Music Instruction Building
Contact Details
Peter Opie

All prospective music students, including those interested in a degree in music media production, must audition and demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the following:

  • keyboard (piano or organ)
  • symphonic instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and harp)
  • guitar
  • voice

Repertoire suitable for the audition is likely to appear in a solo and ensemble repertoire list or manual created by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) or a similar state-level music organization.


Application Deadline

Sunday, January 1, 2023
Students who miss the published deadline but still wish to audition for the School of Music may contact the School's Office of Undergraduate Programs at 765-285-5503 to inquire about potential options for completing the audition process.

On-Campus Auditions

  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 (voice)
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 (all instruments)
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 (all instruments)
  • Sunday, February 12, 2023 (voice)
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 (all instruments and voice)

Video Auditions

  • All applicants for Fall 2023 admission will have a choice of either scheduling an on-campus audition on one of our published audition dates or submitting a video upload for their audition.
  • Should the School of Music need to cancel on-campus auditions, all applicants will be asked to submit a video of their audition by no later than February 15, 2023.  

For full details about these audition processes, download our video audition instructions (PDF)


Contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs in Music by email or by calling 765-285-5503.


General Audition Guidelines

  • Please familiarize yourself with the repertoire requirements for your principal instrument or for voice.
  • Your audition will be the primary factor in determining the offer of a scholarship from the School of Music. Please note that School of Music scholarships are handled independently from any academic scholarship that you may receive from the Office of Admissions.
  • Applicants for the music media production major in voice and for certain instruments can choose whether to complete a classical or jazz/commercial audition.
  • Although most prospective music majors audition on one instrument (or voice) only, you may audition on two different instruments.
  • The length of an audition is generally limited to 10-15 minutes.
  • You may also be asked to sight-read a short selection.
  • A memorized performance is required for voice, piano, and harp auditions only.
  • In addition to your performance audition, you will be asked to complete placement tests in both music theory and piano. The outcomes of these tests have no bearing on admission. More information on placement tests can found under "Additional Requirements" on our Undergraduate Admissions page.