Undergraduate Audition

Important Update Regarding Upcoming Kent Campus Auditions

In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and cancelled all University-sponsored events both on-campus and off-campus through April 28, 2020.

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Students can still audition for admission to School of Music program for the Fall 2019 Semester!

Follow these steps when completing your audition application:

  1. Click here to sign-up for an audition.
  2. When prompted, select "I wish to submit a recorded audition."
  3. Follow the instructions for completing your recorded audition, making sure to follow the repertoire requirements found below for your performance medium (voice/instrument).

Request undergraduate Audition


There's still time to claim your fall 2020 music scholarship! Check your email for details. 


If you are unable to audition on one of the above dates or if you have additional questions about undergraduate auditions and admission to the School of Music, please email schoolofmusic@kent.edu. Personal auditions can be arranged. Video auditions can be requested through the use of the online registration form.

Undergraduate Audition Information

Music major: 
Candidates may be admitted to the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music after successful completion of an entrance audition. The entrance audition is comprised of a playing or singing audition, piano and theory placement tests, and interview (prospective music education majors only). Music scholarships and the CAA are based on the audition performance and do not require a separate application. Audition pieces vary according to the candidate’s specific major performance medium. These summaries are offered as guidelines to prepare for an audition. If you would like to substitute any literature, please contact the individual applied teacher for appropriate audition materials. 

Music Education Interview:
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.

Music Minor:
Requirements are listed with each instrument below. Candidates must take the music theory placement exam but the piano placement exam is optional. Please contact the individual applied teacher with any questions on audition materials.  

Audition Requirements

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