Audition for Acceptance

All applicants must audition to be accepted into the School of Music degree programs. All Arizona residents must audition live at the Northern Arizona University Mountain Campus.

You may schedule your in-person audition through our online audition scheduling site. Please click here to self-schedule. If you have additional questions about auditions, you may call the School of Music office (928-523-3731) or email the School of Music at music@nau.edu.

If you cannot attend any of the scheduled audition dates, you may still be able to arrange a private audition.

While we strongly encourage out-of-state and international students to audition live on our beautiful campus, we also understand that scheduling and other circumstances do not always allow a visit. For that reason, out-of-state and international students may submit audition materials via Acceptd in lieu of an on-campus audition.

NOTE: All scheduled audition dates for fall 2015 entry have passed. To request an audition for fall 2015 or for spring 2016 entry, please contact the School of Music at music@nau.edu or call 928-523-3731. Audition availability will vary by studio, depending on capacity to accept additional students.

Audition Dates

The following dates have been scheduled for auditions to be accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Before scheduling an audition, students must apply to Northern Arizona University and the School of Music.

For full scholarship consideration, audition on or before March 5, 2016, and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid priority date.

Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, 2016
(coincides with Jazz/Madrigal Festival)
Voice, Oboe (Saturday only), Piano, Strings
IMPORTANT: Contact Choral Studies at 928-523-5190 to schedule Voice auditions for these two days.

Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, 2016
(coincides with Jazz Festival)
Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice (Saturday only), Woodwinds (not including Oboe)

Saturday, March 5, 2016
(Main Audition Day)
Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds

Music Theory Placement exams will be given on each audition date. Location and time information will be sent to you once your audition is scheduled.

The main audition date is Saturday, March 5, 2016. All instruments and voice types are invited to audition on this day.

The day will feature:

  • an informational session
  • a hospitality room
  • informational booths sponsored by our student organizations

Audition repertoire

Each instrument or voice requires a different audition repertoire.

Brass

Euphonium  |  Horn  |  Trombone  |  Trumpet  |  Tuba 

Classical Guitar

Classical guitar 

Percussion

Percussion 

Piano

Piano 

Strings

Cello  |  Double Bass  |  Viola  |  Violin 

Voice

Alto  |  Bass  |  Soprano  |  Tenor 

Woodwinds

Bassoon  |  Clarinet  |  Flute  |  Oboe  |  Saxophone