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. 



Auditions for spring entry are held in mid-October.

Audition details coming soon, please check back.

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.


Auditions for fall entry will be held in February

Online audition sign-ups will begin in November.

More details will be posted soon.

If you have any questions:


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 - Håkan Rosengren

brass & percussion - Sycil Mathai

Dr. Nicole Baker

Dr. Katherine Powers

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.