Music Auditions

Audition Dates 2018-2019


Audition Date: Friday, August 17, 2018  (For Fall 2018 entry)
Deadline to apply: July 17, 2018.

Audition Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Deadline to apply: October 10, 2018.

Audition Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Deadline to apply: January 8, 2019.

Audition Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Deadline to apply: January 23, 2019

Audition Date: Friday, March 15, 2019 (scholarship consideration concludes on this date)
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

Audition Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Deadline to apply: March 6, 2019


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Music Audition Information


  1. Complete the Application for Music Program Admission and Scholarship for each instrument you wish to audition for and return at least one month prior to the audition date requested.  You will receive your audition day schedule approximately 10 days prior to the audition date you selected.
  2. Acceptance into our music program and scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance by GVSU. It is best to apply early so that you receive word of your GVSU acceptance by your audition date.

  3. Students interested in music scholarships are advised to audition early. Consideration for scholarship concludes on the March audition date. Learn more about scholarships here.

  4. Piano accompaniment for instrumental auditions is not expected and is not provided. We will, however, provide a pianist for auditioning vocalists.

  5. Each student auditioning will be scheduled to take a Theory Placement and Sight-Singing Placement Test.  (GRCC Transfers find information here). Vocalists will sight-sing during the voice audition for the committee of voice faculty.  Instrumentalists will sight-sing for the faculty member giving the Theory Placement.

  6. Students with 2 or more years of piano experience have the option to take a Piano Placement Test on audition day. The Piano Placement Test consists of a prepared piano piece, scales, and sight-reading. It may allow incoming students to test out of required Keyboard Musicianship courses. Learn more about Keyboard Musicianship course requirements here.


Please Note: Transfer Students who wish to be considered for scholarship must fill out the Prospective Transfer Student Release Form for Possible Scholarship Consideration

Audition Requirements




Percussion & Rhythm 

The Piano Pedagogy Certificate has different requirements. For more information, contact Dr. Helen Marlais:


Composition as applied instrument is for secondary study. Students must select voice or an instrument as their primary area.  For all composition study inquiries please contact Professor Bill Ryan at


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