Audition Process

2017 Audition Dates for All Areas:

(for entrance Fall 2017)


February 4th, 2017 (no percussion) - Audition Request Deadline January 20th, 2017

February 18th, 2017 (no bassoon or trombone) - Audition Request Deadline February 3rd, 2017

February 25th, 2017 (vocal only) - Audition Request Deadline February 10th, 2017

March 4th, 2017 - Audition Request Deadline February 17th, 2017

Apply Audition Degrees FAQs

Any student that desires to become a Music major must perform an entrance audition for acceptance into the School of Music. These auditions are also used for scholarship consideration, and no student will be considered for admission into the program or considered for a School of Music scholarship without this audition.

  • Prospective students must request a day to perform the audition using the form below. 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 auditions are listed above.

    We strongly encourage you to schedule an audition on one of these 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. This is not guaranteed, and is left up to the discretion of the individual discipline.
    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 to either the entrance audition itself or the music program at Sam Houston State University.

The School of Music accepts qualified candidates as music majors. Students not intending to be a music major do not need to audition.

Personal Information






Area of Interest


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

A Member of the Texas State University System

Sam Houston State Logo

Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866)BEARKAT Member TSUS
© Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | Contact Web Editor