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Audition Process

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 three days listed below.


Audition Dates (All Areas)
for entrance in the
2014 - 2015 school year:

February 8th, 2014
(no percussion)
February 22nd, 2014
March 1st, 2014
March 22, 2014 (vocal)

  • 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.

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