Band & Orchestral Placement

Students wishing to study an instrument, whether as a music major/minor or for elective credit, must audition with the appropriate coordinator. The audition determines whether the student will be placed in elective lessons for the first semester, or be placed in private study. Unless the student wishes to be considered for scholarships (See Scholarships),auditions are held on departmentally selected dates in the late spring and late summer, or by appointment. The audition requirements, which also serve as the basis for scholarship consideration, are as follows:
  • Perform one song as a prepared piece.
  • Sight read a short selection
  • Be prepared to play all major scales
Once the prospective student has auditioned, they will be informed of the decision as to their placement in a class option, elective lessons, or private lessons.