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.

Audition Dates

The following dates have been scheduled for auditions to the be accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year. For full scholarship consideration, audition on or before March 7, 2015.For full scholarship consideration, audition on or before March 7, 2015.

NOTE: Before scheduling an audition, students must apply and be admitted to the university and submit a School of Music application.

Friday and Saturday, February 13-14, 2015
Voice
(coincides with the Jazz/Madrigal Festival)
Theory Placement Exam, Friday at 2:00 p.m., PFA room 215
Information Session, Saturday at 10:00 a.m., PFA room 219
Theory Placement Exam, Saturday at 11:00 a.m., PFA room 217

Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015
Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds
(coincides with the Jazz Festival)
Theory Placement Exam, Friday at 1:00 p.m., PFA Room 215
Theory Placement Exam, Saturday at 1:00 p.m., PFA Room 217
Information Session, Saturday at 12:00 p.m., PFA Room 219

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds
(main audition day)
Theory Placement Exam, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., PFA Room 217
Information Session, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., PFA Room, 219

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds

Audition Dates by instrument

Brass, Percussion, Piano, Woodwinds Audition Dates

Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015
(coincides with the Jazz Festival) 

Saturday, March 7, 2015
(main audition day) 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Guitar Audition Dates

Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015
(coincides with the Jazz Festival)

Saturday, March 7, 2015
(main audition day)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Strings Audition Dates

Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015
(coincides with the Jazz Festival)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

(main audition day) 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Voice Audition Dates

Friday and Saturday, February 13-14, 2015
(coincides with the Jazz/Madrigal Festival)
[information session will be held Saturday, February 14] 

Saturday, March 7, 2015
(main audition day)

The main audition date is Saturday, March 7, 2015. 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