Placement Auditions and Assessments

Placement Auditions for Fall 2018

All students are required to complete a placement audition during orientation. This helps the college place you into ensembles and private instruction with other students of similar ability. 

You will audition with faculty members in your instrumental department and the Ensemble Department. While auditions differ by department, you are typically asked to perform with accompaniment as well as sight-read, improvise, and play or sing a short piece from your repertoire. Auditions usually last about 15 minutes.

To prepare for your audition:

  1. Review the preparation materials for your instrument.
  2. On August 31, this page will be updated to include links the audition packet for each instrument. This includes the sheet music for musical examples you will be asked to play during your audition. Download and print the packet for your instrument.
  3. During check-in, you will get your audition timeslot.

What to bring to your audition:

  • Your instrument (unless you are a pianist or percussionist)
  • The audition packet you can print out below (starting August 31)

Visit campus business services to learn more about on-campus printing instructions.


Preparation Materials

Download information about what you will be asked to perform during your audition.


Audition Packet

This includes the sheet music that you will be asked to perform during your audition. 

These files will be posted here on August 31. Download and print the packet for your instrument at that time.


Proficiency Assessment and Exams