Audition Process

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A student that desires to become a Music major must perform an entrance audition for acceptance into the School of Music. Students wanting to be considered for a School of Music scholarship must audition on one of the days listed below.

Audition Dates
for entrance in the 
2016 - 2017 school year:

February 6th, 2016 (no percussion) - Audition Request Deadline January 30, 2016
February 20th, 2016 (all areas) - Audition Request Deadline February 13, 2016
February 27th, 2016 (vocal only) - Audition Request Deadline February 20, 2016
March 19th, 2016 (all areas) - Audition Request Deadline March 12, 2016

  • Prospective students must request a day to perform the audition. Auditions for wind, percussion, string, keyboard and vocal applicants are held on selected Saturdays throughout the year on the campus of Sam Houston State University. The dates available for School of Music audition are listed to the right.

    We strongly encourage you to schedule an audition for one of the listed dates. Students who are unable to attend the audition days listed may not qualify for scholarship consideration. In the event you are absolutely unable to audition on one of the official audition days, each individual discipline may be able to schedule an on-campus audition by calling (936) 294-1360.
    Please note: Due to the number of vocal applicants, private auditions are strongly discouraged and will only be held under special circumstances.
  • Audition selections should meet the criteria found on the Audition Material page.
  • It is important for prospective students to contact an applied music instructor from the appropriate area (Winds, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Keyboard). Introduce yourself to the instructor, ask any questions you have related either to the entrance audition or about studying music at Sam Houston State University.

School of Music
Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1360

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