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.
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 Accepted in lieu of an on-campus audition.
Dates for 2020-2021 will be announced soon.
The following 2019-2020 academic year information is provided solely to illustrate typical scheduling information.
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 7, 2020, and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid priority date, which is February 1.
Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 2020
(coincides with Jazz/Madrigal Festival)
Friday, February 7 Music Theory Placement Examinations at 2:00 pm, Room TBA
Saturday, February 8
Information Session at 10:00 am, Room TBA
Music Theory Placement Examinations at 11:00 am, Room TBA
Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2020
(coincides with Jazz Festival)
Friday, February 21
Music Theory Placement Examinations at 2:00 pm, Room TBA
Saturday, February 22
Information Session at 12:00 pm, Room TBA
Music Theory Placement Examinations at 1:00 pm, Room TBA
Saturday, March 7, 2020
(Main Audition Day)
Information Sessions at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Room TBA
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 28, 2020
Music Theory Placement Examination at 1:00 pm, Room TBA
Each instrument or voice requires a different audition repertoire.