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Undergraduate Auditions, Registration and Placement Auditions are open to all students regardless of major and year of study.

Application Materials

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Audition Process and Materials

Undergraduate Auditions, Registration and Placement Auditions are open to all students regardless of major and year of study, and are required for admittance to any of the performance activities listed below (with the exception of Beginning Piano.) Auditions take place during the first week of each term; they are informal and (while competitive in some cases) are meant to include as many students as possible.

Instrumental: Three minutes of prepared music to demonstrate technique and musicianship; a knowledge of scales is recommended; some brief sight-reading. Transposition for horn, trumpet and clarinet players interested in orchestral playing.

Choral: Solo or "My Country Tis of Thee"; scales to check for vocal range; tonal memory drill, simple sight-reading.

Voice: Solo from classical or Broadway repertoire: standard art song literature, musicals, theater music of a lyric nature. Bring music. Accompanist provided.

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance: For more information on a Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance and performance opportunities, contact Prof. Tom Goodheart at 

          AUDITION DATES: Binghamton University - February 8, 2014    
                            (Application Deadline: January 15, 2014)


Piano: No specific repertoire. Prepare two pieces of contrasting styles. Major scales. Students should have a serious interest in piano.

Organ/Harpsichord: Five minute auditions. No specific requirements: minimum of two years previous piano.

Jazz: Students auditioned while sitting in with Jazz Ensemble.

Need more details about auditions?

Detailed information on auditions will be posted by the Music Office in the Fine Arts Building, Room 165, and students are urged to sign up as soon as possible. At the conclusion of the audition period, students will be informed about their placement in ensembles and acceptance into studio lessons and/or chamber music.

A special registration for all performance (MUS-P) courses, including ensembles, lessons and chamber music, takes place during the second week of classes. No pre-registration for these courses is possible. Information will be posted regarding the time and location for registration.

Students who wish to receive advanced placement in music theory may take a placement examination, which includes both written work and dictation, at the beginning of the term. Check the bulletin board opposite FA 165 for details.  

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Last Updated: 10/18/13