Admissions

Musicians

How to Apply and Audition

1. Complete the common app. See application deadlines and details.

2. Register for an audition: View available dates and register for a music audition online. Auditions are held from November to April on campus and in select cities in the northeast. Also see how to prepare, below. (Questions? Call Undergraduate Admissions, 800-462-3944 or 585-389-2860.)

Register

3. Fill out your Music Degree Portfolio using SlideRoom (free) before your audition date, to speed up the registration and audition process on your audition day.

Scholarships available

For music majors: Exceptional auditions may qualify you for scholarship funding distributed by the music faculty and included in your financial aid award letter.

For non-music majors: You are welcome and encouraged to participate in choirs, bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles at Nazareth College. Audition for a seat and to be considered for a non-music-major Ensemble Scholarship ($1,000 to $1,500 per year).

What to expect at the audition

  • Auditions are between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Time is provided for warm-up and a brief rehearsal.
  • For music majors: Theory Placement exams are at 8:30 a.m. First-year examinations normally require one hour. Additional time is scheduled for junior-year placement, which is done by exam only.
  • For music majors: Sight-singing and piano proficiency exams are scheduled within the remaining time.
  • A personal interview follows the audition.
  • Music/Business applicants have the option to follow a different audition format. Audition Details.
  • For Music Composition applicants: Your audition on a performance instrument will be followed by a composition interview. Please bring scores and/or recordings of your best work. Online links to recordings and videos are acceptable.

Prepare for Music-Major Audition

Piano
Organ
Voice
Brass and Woodwinds
Guitar
Strings
Percussion

Prepare for Non-Music-Major Audition

Instrumentalists
Vocalists
Questions?

Have Questions?

Nancy P. Strelau

Nancy P. Strelau

Associate Professor in Professional Practice / Auditions & Instrumental Coordinator / Orchestra Conductor in Music
585-389-2691
nstrela1@naz.edu
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