Undergraduate Audition


Fall 2020 Enrollment

  • Virtual Audition Only
  • Deadline to submit the Audition Application and Video:
    • Friday, August 14th, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)

Spring 2021 Enrollment

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

Fall 2021 Enrollment

  • Virtual auditions accepted during the fall 2020 semester.
  • In-person 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. 10: Application closes Wednesday, March 31, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
  • If none of the dates above work, a special audition date can be arranged. 
  • Please note: In accordance with the guidance of Kent State University, the School of Music continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All audition dates are subject to change.

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


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

2. Audition Options

  • Virtual 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). 
  • In-person: 
    • 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 Information

Music major: 
Candidates may be admitted to the 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.  

Questions or Need Assistance?

Liz Root
Recruitment Coordinator
eroot1@kent.edu | 330-672-2878

Audition Requirements

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