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. 

 

FALL APPLICANTS

The Audition Submission Links Will Be Emailed To You Once...

  1. You have applied to CSUF though Cal State ApplyOpens in new window
         - OR -
    You currently attend CSUF, and have contacted the appropriate Advisor below to initiate your application.

  2. 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

Voice
Classical Guitar
Jazz Rhythm (piano, bass, guitar, drum set)

  • Begins:  January 6, 2021
  • Ends:  February 14, 2021
  • These areas may include a zoom follow-up audition.


Brass
Orchestral Strings
Piano & Organ
Woodwinds (including saxophone)
Percussion

  • Begins:  January 6, 2021
  • Ends:  February 27, 2021

AUDITION REPERTOIRE & REQUIREMENTS

Will be posted on December 4, 2021

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.

SPRING APPLICANTS

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.

AREA COORDINATORS

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

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION COORDINATOR
Dr. Nicole Baker

GRADUATE PROGRAM ADVISOR
Dr. Katherine Powers

ARTIST DIPLOMA ADVISOR
Dr. Ernest Salem

 

Parking and location

When you arrive at the CSUF campusPDF File Opens in new window , 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 mapPDF File Opens in new window for clarification, and follow the red line to the East Lobby.

Thank you for your interest.