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 Sign-Up Link Will Be Emailed To You On Or After November 12, 2019 (Once The Following Criteria Are Met)

  1. You have applied to CSUF though Cal State ApplyOpens in new window
         - OR -
    You currently attend CSUF, and have contacted the appropriate Prospective Student 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.

  3. Any prescreening requirements have been met (select areas only).  
    •  Prescreening submission instructions will be emailed to applicants in areas requiring prescreening upon meeting the two criteria above.

 

If you have not received an email, or have not had any previous email contact with the School of Music, please contact the Prospective Student Advisor below.

If you have any questions:

PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR
Dr. Nicole Baker

PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR
Dr. John Koegel

ARTIST DIPLOMA ADVISOR
Dr. Ernest Salem

AUDITIONS
FEBRUARY 1-2, 2020

Click area links below to review repertoire and other requirements.


 Online registration for the above dates:

  • Starts:  November 12, 2019
  • Ends:  January 30, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

 

AUDITIONS
FEBRUARY 8-9, 2020

Click area links below to review repertoire and other requirements.


 Online registration for the above dates:

  • Starts:  November 12, 2019
  • Ends:  February 6, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

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.

DIVISION COORDINATORS

composition & theory - Ken Walicki

jazz studies - Bill Cunliffe

music education - Dennis Siebenaler

music history & literature - John Koegel

piano - Alison Edwards

strings - Ernest Salem

voice - Mark Goodrich

woodwinds (except saxophones) - Håkan Rosengren

saxophone, brass & percussion - Dr. Dustin Barr

PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR
Dr. Nicole Baker

PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR
Dr. John Koegel

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.