Acceptance by the University is required before an audition can be scheduled. See below for procedures, scholarship deadlines, and 2013-2014 audition dates.
Strings Auditions: Saturday, November 9, 2013
General Auditions: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Strings Auditions: Monday, December 9, 2013
General Auditions: Friday, January 17, 2014
General Auditions: Friday, January 24, 2014
General Auditions: Monday, January 27, 2014
General Auditions: Friday, January 31, 2014
Vocal Auditions: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Sample Voice Lessons *: Saturday, February 1, 2014
General Auditions: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Wind & Percussion Auditions: Friday, February 21, 2014
Vocal Auditions: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Sample Voice Lessons *: Saturday, February 22, 2014
General Auditions: Friday, February 28, 2014
To Schedule an Audition, or contact MTD Department Audition Coordinators via email:
Include the requested audition date, your name, address, phone, intended degree program, and major instrument. Audition requests should be made at least two weeks prior to audition date. Applicants will receive confirmation by return email.
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FULL-DAY AUDITION EXPERIENCE FOR MUSIC MAJORS (see dates below): As part of the audition process, prospective students may choose to spend a full day with us. The day's schedule will include meeting MTD department faculty and current students, a master class in the major area (voice or instrumental), a private lesson with music faculty member, and interaction with other prospective students.
9:00-1:00 Vocal Auditions - Please sign up for a time slot by clicking on Audition Calendar links above.
1:00-2:00 Lunch in the Marywood cafeteria with members of the voice faculty for all auditioning singers and their parents
2:20-4:00 If you would like, you may sign-up for a complimentary Sample 20-minute Voice Lesson with a member of our faculty.
4:00-5:00 We will have a question-and-answer session with current Marywood voice majors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, Coordinator of Voice and Keyboard Studies, at email@example.com.
NOTE: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AUDITIONS
Please check the University main webpage for all information regarding closure for snow/ice conditions.
Perform two contrasting works demonstrating technical skills and musicianship (see below for suggested repertoire by instrument). Applicants may bring an accompanist. Request for University accompanist can be made when scheduling the audition. Memorization of audition pieces is strongly recommended.
Do I need to audition?
BM music education, music therapy, music performance; BA arts admin/music; and BA music (musical theatre) must audition. Musical theatre audition includes acting and dance component (bring comfortable clothes and shoes). Theatre students will audition/interview with the program director.
MA in music education: Audition required. Applicants take department entrance exams in music theory and music history. Contact department chair to schedule graduate entrance exams.
Sight-Singing and Piano Sight-Reading: (during audition):
Evaluation of vocal sight-singing and piano skills for placement in music theory (aural skills and keyboard)
Written Theory placement test:
Identify music terms and symbols; key signatures, scales; common intervals and major/minor triads
During the audition, applicants will have the opportunity to meet with respective degree program director
Marywood University scholarship funds are available to students majoring in music and in theatre. Presidential and Endowed Scholarships from the University, as well as Talent Scholarships, are awarded to qualified applicants. Please note the scholarship eligibility cut-off dates when scheduling an audition.
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Woodwinds & Brass
Percussion (demonstrate proficiency on multiple instruments)
Applicants should bring drum sticks and mallets.