Audition Process

Audition Dates for All Areas:

(for entrance Fall & Spring 2019)

Audition Date

Audition Request Deadline

Areas Eligible

November 17th, 2018 November 2nd, 2018

voice and all instruments with the exception of bassoon

*music therapy applicants should email Dr. Carolyn Moore at to schedule an interview on an alternative date

January 26th, 2019 January 11th, 2019 voice and all instruments with the exception of guitar and piano
February 9th, 2019 January 25th,2019 voice and all instruments with the exception of guitar, percussion, and bassoon
March 2nd, 2019 February 15th, 2019 voice and all instruments
April 5th, 2019 March 21st, 2019 voice only (admission-only auditions, no scholarship consideration)

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.

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Phone: 936-294-1360

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