Auditions

Incoming music majors need to apply both to SVSU and to the department. Audition dates and information are below along with specific information related to auditions for select ensembles. Minors do not need to audition, but must take a music theory assessment. Non-music degree students may participate in ensembles at SVSU.

Audition Information

Auditioning for Entrance into the Department of Music (BA in Music or BA in Music Education)

Audition dates for admission into the Department of Music program and also for the Rhea Miller Scholarships in Music for the 2013-2014 academic year are:

  • June 20, 2014

Audition dates for admission into the Department of Music program and also or the Rhea Miller Scholarships in Music for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • December 11, 2014
  • February 20, 2015
  • March 13, 2015
  • March 20, 2015

Additionally, a musicianship and written assessment as well as an interview will occur during your audition. Please be prepared to allow time after you perform to complete these assessments.

Appointments can be made by either calling or emailing our office: 
Phone: 989-964-4159
Email: music@svsu.edu

 

Adding Music as a Minor

Potential music minors must take a musicianship assessment for admittance into the music minor program.

 

Ensembles (available to all students on campus)

  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Cardinal Singers
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble

Though not all groups are auditioned for entrance, directors may ask to hear you play individually to ensure that you are placed properly in the ensemble.

 

Additional Advice

If you would like to be a major or minor but cannot read music (or pass the theory assessment) you should take MUS 117D in the Winter (or alternate Spring) semester, then re-audition or take the theory test late in that Winter semester.  Music 117D is Musical Experience: The Piano, which includes learning to read music and some music theory, and at the same time meets a gen. ed. requirement for category 2.