Undergraduate Audition

Undergraduate Audition Information

Audition Dates Completing Your Audition Application Important Additional Information Questions? Audition Requirements


AUDITION DATES AND PROCEDURES

Spring 2021 Enrollment

  • Virtual Recorded Auditions Only
  • Deadline to submit the Audition Application:
    •   Friday, January 11, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)

Fall 2021 Enrollment

Please note: Live auditions will now be offered virtually. Prospective students will be able to meet with and play for faculty from their performance area on a specific day, at a specific time to simulate an in-person experience. 

  • Virtual Recorded Auditions accepted during the fall 2020 semester.
  • Virtual Live Audition Dates:
    •  Jan. 30*: Application closes Wednesday, January 20, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
    •  Feb. 15*: Application closes Friday, February 5, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
    • Mar. 13*: Application closes Wednesday, March 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
    • Apr. 3: Application closes Wednesday, March 24, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
  • If none of the dates above work, a special audition date can be arranged. 
  • Percussionists: Prospective percussion students will only be able to submit Recorded Virtual Auditions. Please request "Virtual Recorded Audition" on your audition application. 

*Prospective undergraduate students auditioning on this date will receive full music scholarship consideration.


FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN COMPLETING YOUR AUDITION APPLICATION

1. Click here to sign-up for an audition.

2. Audition Options

  • Virtual Recorded Audition 
    • Select "I wish to submit a recorded audition."
    • Follow the instructions for completing your recorded audition, making sure to follow the repertoire requirements for your performance medium (voice/instrument). 
  • Live Virtual Audition 
    • Select from the dates listed.
    • -OR-
    • Select "I am unable to attend a date listed above but wish to do an in-person audition. I will contact the School to set-up a separate date."

Undergraduate Audition and Admission  Information

Music Majors: 

  • Audition
    • All prospective music majors must successfully complete an audition to be considered for admission to the Glauser School.
    • Audition pieces vary according to the candidate’s specific major performance medium.
    • See below for our audition requirements. If you have any questions about the materials or would like to substitute any literature, please contact the applied instrumental/voice teacher to discuss!
  • Placement Exams
    • Piano Placement exam is required.
    • Music Theory Placement is required. It will be offered virtually in May 2021 to students admitted to Kent State University. Details will be communicated with you via email.
    • These exams will help us place you in the correct classes when you enroll at Kent State and are not used in our determination of admission or scholarship consideration.
  • Music Education Interview (Prospective music education majors only)
    • In the Music Education interview, you will meet with Music Education faculty members who will ask you about your musical involvement in school and the community. You may be asked about your reasons and influences for pursuing the Music Education degree. You will also have a chance to ask questions about the Music Education program.
    • A member of the Music Education faculty will reach out to you to set this up after you complete you audition application.
  • Music Scholarship and Creative Artist Award (CAA) Consideration
    • Music scholarship and CAA (Creative Artist Award) considerations are based on the audition performance and do not require a separate application.  

Music Minors

  • Audition
    • All prospective music minors interest in the general Music Minor the Jazz Studies minor must audition. World Music minors do not need to audition unless you plan to take applied lessons.
    • Requirements are listed with each instrument below. 
    • If you have any questions about the materials or would like to substitute any literature, please contact the applied instrumental/voice teacher to discuss!
  • Placement Exams
    • The Music Theory Placement exam is required. It will be offered virtually in May 2021 to students admitted to Kent State University. Details will be communicated with you via email.
    • The Piano Placement exam is optional.
    • These exams will help us place you in the correct classes when you enroll at Kent State and are not used in our determination of admission.
  • Music Scholarship and Creative Artist Award (CAA) Consideration
    • Merit-based music scholarships are usually reserved for music majors.
    • Music minors may have access to other scholarship funding once admitted into your program and enrolled at Kent State.

Questions or Need Assistance?

Contact
Music Admissions
musicadmissions@kent.edu | 330-672-2172

Audition Requirements

Composition
Jazz Studies
Piano Studies
String Studies and Guitar
Vocal Studies
Wind, Brass and Percussion Studies