Music Major Auditions and Scholarships
Regular auditions for the music degree programs for the entering Fall 2013 class have concluded. All students who wish to major in music at Elizabethtown College must audition. If you missed the auditions, please complete an Audition Request. We will do our best to schedule an audition for you. PLEASE read this entire page CAREFULLY, including the links to additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Matthew Fritz for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition Dates for Entry in Fall 2014: January 18, February 1, 15 & 22
Music Major Auditions
The Music Division at Elizabethtown College requires an audition of all prospective music majors. On-campus auditions are held in the early spring semester and are designed to examine the prospective student's preparedness for music study. Each candidate is required to perform for a faculty committee as well as complete a series of diagnostic exams in theory, ear training and sight reading. In addition, program directors conduct an interview with each candidate interested in their respective program.
Audition Preparation for All Students
• Audition on at least one instrument (voice is considered an instrument) on a suitable level (see literature information). Students are encouraged to audition on more than one instrument if they are qualified to do so. Standards and expectations are the same for both instruments.
• Prepare minimum of two selections from contrasting style periods on your selected instrument. Please bring copies of your selections for the evaluators.
•Be prepared to sight-read music on your instrument. Instrumentalists will also be asked to play several scales on their instrument (appropriate to the instrument).
• Supply an accompanist, if possible. If this is not possible, you may request an accompanist at least two weeks in advance of your audition date. Audition selections for which an accompaniment has been composed must be performed with the accompaniment. Use of pre-recorded accompaniment is strongly discouraged.
Please note: The use of reproduced copyrighted music is permitted ONLY when original copies are also present or with written permission from the publisher.
Prospective Music Majors
In addition, those applying to major in music must provide a letter of reference and complete the following additional tasks on the audition day:
At the audition-interview all students will complete exams in:
• Music theory (rhythm, meter, note reading, scales, key signatures, intervals, harmony)
• Aural Skills (identification of basic melody, rhythmic and harmonic materials)
• Sight singing (singing of basic diatonic melodies without accompaniment)
• Keyboard (note names, hand placement, reading grand staff)
An interview will be held with the coordinator of the program of study the student wishes to pursue. This interview is intended to assess readiness to enter a specific degree program and to help prospective students understand the goals and requirements of the program. Baccalaureate degrees in Music Therapy, Music Education and Music are offered by the Department. Details may be found in the College catalog.