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Come join us! We invite you to our Spring 2024 Audition and Open House day on March 3, 2024. You will be able to meet the Music Faculty and students, as well as tour our wonderful facility.  

The Music Department has a limited number of merit-based and need-based scholarships to award to exceptional incoming students each year! To be considered for one of these scholarships, prospective students must be admitted to the University and complete an audition.

Please complete the Audition Request Form and a music faculty member will be in touch soon to setup your visit. We look forward to meeting you!

Audition Request Form

If you are unable to attend the March 3 date, please let us know and we will be glad to set up a separate audition date and time.

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Spring Open House & Audition Day 

Sunday, March 3, 2024
12 - 3 PM
Fine Arts Instructional Center
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Unlike at other schools, auditions at Eastern are not "pass/fail," rather, they are an opportunity for us to meet you and for you to meet us! Auditions also provide valuable information to assist in placement in coursework, lessons, and ensembles should you choose to attend Eastern. With three concentrations (Performance, Musicology, and Music Industry and Leadership), the music major offers options suitable for student musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds and with a variety of career objectives. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the Music Program at Eastern!


Application Process

  1. All students interested in majoring in Music at Eastern must apply to the Office of Admissions at Eastern Connecticut State University and fulfill all general admissions guidelines as outlined here by the Office of Admissions.
  2. All admitted students planning to major in music are invited to attend our Spring Open House & Audition Day or request an alternate time to meet with music faculty (in-person or virtually).  



To register for our Music Open House & Audition Day, please complete the Audition Request Form below. If the date for our Open House & Audition Day has already passed or you are unable to attend, you will be able to request an individual visit (either in-person or virtual) at the end of the form. 

Audition Request Form


Audition Requirements

Students are asked to prepare two selections or movements in contrasting styles. Please 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 uncertain about how to properly prepare for these auditions, please contact us at 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 are invited to attend our Spring Open House & Audition Day or to request an alternate time to meet with music faculty (in-person or virtually). Students transferring to Eastern for the Spring semester are invited to schedule an individual appointment with music faculty during the Fall or Winter term. If you have any questions about the becoming a part of the Music Program, please email



Available scholarships


Audition FAQs

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 for guidance and assistance.

  • 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 for guidance and assistance.

  • 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.

  • Please email 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!