Undergraduate Audition

Upcoming Audition Dates:

FOR FALL 2019 Admission (Applications close 8 days before the audition date)

  • Monday, August 19, 2019

*Priority dates for the 2018-19 academic year for Music Scholarship and Creative Artist Awards (incoming freshmen).

FOR FALL 2020 Admission (Applications close 8 days before the audition date)

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019*
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019* (Only Open House attendees may audition)
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020*
  • Monday, February 17, 2020*
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020*
  • Saturday, April 11, 2020

*Priority dates for the 2019-2020 academic year for Music Scholarship and Creative Artist Awards (incoming freshmen).

If you are interested in spring admission, you may audition on the dates listed for fall. 

Request undergraduate Audition


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