Audition Information

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Audition Information

 

Our Spring 2019 Audition Day has passed

Still interested in Majoring in Music?

Are you an incoming Freshman or Transfer Student planning to major in Music? Did you miss our spring audition day? No problem! Please complete the Audition Request Form below and a faculty member will be in touch to schedule an in-person meeting.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. David Ballena (ballenad@easternct.edu).

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Audition Process

Our Spring Audition Day functions as an open house and audition all in one! Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour our facilities and speak with current students in the program. Please read the information below and complete the necessary steps to schedule your audition.

Audition Day Activities: Performances by student Soloists and Ensembles, Student Club and Ensembles Fair, Giveaways, Fine Arts Center Tours, Individual Audition Appointment, General Campus Tours. We look forward to welcoming you to the Music Program!

Sample Schedule

10:00-10:30 Registration and Light Refreshments in the FAIC Lobby

10:30-10:50 Welcome & Spotlight Performance (performances by current students and ensembles)

11:00-11:30 FAIC Building Tours

11:30-1:30 Individual Performance Hearings

Register Now! Click here to complete the Audition Request Form.

All applicants wishing to enroll as a Music Major at Eastern should complete the following:

  1. Apply to the Office of Admissions at Eastern Connecticut State University.  Fulfill all general admissions guidelines as outlined here by the Office of Admissions.
  2. Once you are a fully admitted student, please complete the Audition Request Form for the Music Program.
  3. Complete an in-person audition or interview with members of the Music Program faculty. Student may choose to attend our Spring Audition Days (strongly recommended) or schedule an individual audition with a member of the Music Program.

Audition Requirements:

Whether you choose an individual appointment or choose to attend our Spring Audition Day, please come prepared with two selections or movements in contrasting styles. Choose selections that demonstrate your ability to accurately perform basic fundamentals associated with one’s instrument or voice such as clear and focused tone quality, an understanding of the interpretation of musical line, accurate rhythm and good intonation. If you are unsure of your abilities or uncertain about how to properly prepare, please contact us at musicauditions@easternct.edu for guidance. We are happy to help!

Transfer Students: Students wishing to transfer into any degree program at Eastern should follow the admission guidelines as stated here. All transfer students seeking to declare a major in music must appear for an in-person interview and audition. If you are unable to make one of the audition dates above or are transferring to Eastern in the spring, please email musicauditions@easternct.edu to set up a meeting with a representative of the program. If you have any questions about the becoming a part of the Music Program, please email musicauditions@easternct.edu.

Scholarships

Click here for a list of available scholarships.

Audition FAQs

Can I audition for the Music Program and then apply for admission to Eastern? No. You must be a fully admitted student and have official documentation of your admission from the Eastern Connecticut State University Office of Admissions before scheduling and performing an audition for the Music Program faculty.

Do I need to bring an accompanist or will one be provided? Feel free to bring your own accompanist, however the Music Program will have a pianist available to play for your audition. Once you register for an audition, we will contact you about your accompanist needs.

I see that you offer concentrations in Performance and Musicology. Do I still need to do a voice or instrumental audition if I’m interested in the Musicology concentration? Yes!  As all Music Majors are required to participate in a large ensemble, you need to be able to demonstrate your musicianship skills and abilities to contribute to the vocal and instrumental ensembles. If you are unsure of your abilities or uncertain about how to correctly prepare, please contact us at musicauditions@easternct.edu for guidance and assistance.

I want to Minor in Music, do I need to audition? Although there is no audition for the Music Minor, please note there is a large ensemble requirement in the Music Minor, therefore those wishing to minor in music need to demonstrate musicianship skills and abilities on an instrument or voice. Please see the audition information regarding the Music Major as the music courses are the same curriculum. If you are unsure of your abilities, please contact us at musicauditions@easternct.edu for guidance and assistance.

Do I need to send a recording to be considered for an in-person audition? No. We have no pre-screening requirement. All interested applicants will receive an in-person audition time on one of the audition dates listed above.

I live far away, can I submit a recording? Please email musicauditions@easternct.edu for more information on how to complete the audition process if you are not able to be present on campus. We are happy to accommodate your needs!