Acceptance by the University is required before an audition can be scheduled. See below for procedures, scholarship deadlines, and 2012-2013 audition dates.
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NOTE: For audition appointments, please contact MTD department chair (see email below).
Schedule the audition: Contact MTD department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the date you wish to audition, your name, address, phone, intended degree program, and major instrument. Audition requests should be made at least two weeks prior to audition date. Applicants will receive confirmation by return email.
The Audition Day: Appropriate professional attire is expected. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled audition time. Practice rooms are available for warm up. Bring one typewritten copy of your audition program to give to faculty judges (list all audition selections). NOTE: Please bring musical scores for audition committee. Due to copyright laws, please do not photocopy.
NOTE: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AUDITIONS
Please check the University main webpage for all information regarding closure for snow/ice conditions.
Perform two contrasting works demonstrating technical skills and musicianship (see below for suggested repertoire by instrument). Applicants may bring an accompanist. Request for University accompanist can be made when scheduling the audition. Memorization of audition pieces is strongly recommended.
Do I need to audition?
BM music education, music therapy, music performance; BA arts admin/music; and BA music (musical theatre) must audition. Musical theatre audition includes acting and dance component (bring comfortable clothes and shoes). Theatre students will audition/interview with the program director.
MA in music education: Audition required. Applicants take department entrance exams in music theory and music history. Contact department chair to schedule graduate entrance exams.
Sight-Singing and Piano Sight-Reading: (during audition):
Evaluation of vocal sight-singing and piano skills for placement in music theory (aural skills and keyboard)
Written Theory placement test:
Identify music terms and symbols; key signatures, scales; common intervals and major/minor triads
During the audition, applicants will have the opportunity to meet with respective degree program director
Marywood University scholarship funds are available to students majoring in music and in theatre. Presidential and Endowed Scholarships from the University, as well as Talent Scholarships, are awarded to qualified applicants. Please note the scholarship eligibility cut-off dates when scheduling an audition.
Woodwinds & Brass
Percussion (demonstrate proficiency on multiple instruments)
Applicants should bring drum sticks and mallets.
Department of Music, Theatre & Dance | Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts
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