Entrance Audition Instructions
All students wanting to major in music, regardless of whether they want to major in performance, composition, instrumental or choral music education, music history, etc., have to do a vocal or instrumental audition.
The Audition Submission Links Will Be Emailed To You Once...
You have applied to CSUF though Cal State Apply
- OR -
You currently attend CSUF, and have contacted the appropriate Advisor below to initiate your application.
Your application has been processed by the School of Music.
• It may take up to two weeks for the School of Music to receive your Cal State Apply application.
• Once processed, you will start receiving emails from the School of Music.
Auditions for Fall 2021 will be by video submission.
Audition submission links will be emailed starting December 15.
If you have not received any email contact with the School of Music, please contact the appropriate Advisor below.
If you have any questions:
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR
Dr. Nicole Baker
GRADUATE PROGRAM ADVISOR
Dr. Katherine Powers
ARTIST DIPLOMA ADVISOR
Dr. Ernest Salem
AUDITION SUBMISSION WINDOWS
Jazz Rhythm (piano, bass, guitar, drum set)
- Begins: January 6, 2021
- Ends: February 14, 2021
- These areas may include a zoom follow-up audition.
Piano & Organ
Woodwinds (including saxophone)
- Begins: January 6, 2021
- Ends: February 27, 2021
AUDITION REPERTOIRE & REQUIREMENTS
Will be posted on December 4, 2021
Auditions for spring entry were held in mid-October.
Schedule your audition directly with the applied area coordinator for your instrument/voice (listed below).
Be sure to review the repertoire requirements and other requirements to complete your application and audition for an undergraduate or graduate degree, and contact the area coordinator if you have any questions.
composition & theory - Dr. Ken Walicki
jazz studies - Prof. Bill Cunliffe
music education - Dr. Dennis Siebenaler
music history & literature - Dr. Katherine Reed
piano & organ - Prof. Alison Edwards
strings - Dr. Ernest Salem
classical guitar - Dr. Martha Masters
voice - Dr. Mark Goodrich
woodwinds (inc. saxophone) - Prof. Håkan Rosengren
brass & percussion - Prof. Sycil Mathai
Parking and location
When you arrive at the CSUF campus , park in the Nutwood Parking Structure (NPS) (at Nutwood Ave. and State College Blvd.), using either entrance 3 or 4. Parking is free on weekends. Walk toward the elevators and out onto the performing arts walk, and you will see signs directing you to the East Lobby of the Clayes Performing Arts Center (CPAC). CSUF music majors will be awaiting your arrival in the East Lobby outside our Recital Hall, and are there to assist you throughout the day. Please see this map for clarification, and follow the red line to the East Lobby.
Thank you for your interest.