Audition for Acceptance

All applicants must audition to be accepted into any School of Music degree program. All Arizona residents must complete an in-person audition 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 be accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

For full scholarship consideration, audition on or before March 4, 2017, and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid priority date.  

  • Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017

    (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 10
    Music Theory Placement Examinations at 2:00 pm, Room TBA

    Saturday, February 11
    Information Session at 10:00 am, Room TBA
    Music Theory Placement Examinations at 11:00 am, Room TBA

  • Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2017

    (coincides with Jazz Festival)
    Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice (Saturday only), Woodwinds (not including Oboe)

    Friday, February 24
    Music Theory Placement Examinations at 2:00 pm, Room TBA

    Saturday, February 25
    Information Session at 12:00 pm, Room TBA
    Music Theory Placement Examinations at 1:00 pm, Room TBA

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017

    (Main Audition Day)

    All instruments and voice types are invited to audition on this day.

    Information Sessions at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Room 146
    Music Theory Placement Examinations at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Room TBA

    The day will feature:

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

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds
    Music Theory Placement Examination at 1:00 pm, Room TBA

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