Entrance & Scholarship 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions about admissions and auditionsOpens in new window

FALL APPLICANTS

The Audition Sign-Up Link Will Be Emailed To You On Or After November 23, 2021 (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 do not received email contact from the School of Music, please contact the appropriate Advisor below.

If you have any questions:

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR
Matthew Thomas

GRADUATE PROGRAM ADVISOR
Dr. John Koegel

ARTIST DIPLOMA ADVISOR
Dr. Ernest Salem

AUDITIONS
FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022

Click area links below to review repertoire and other requirements.


 Online registration for the above dates:

  • Starts:  November 23, 2021
  • Ends:  February 3, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)

 

AUDITIONS
FEBRUARY 12-13, 2022

Click area links below to review repertoire and other requirements.


 Online registration for the above dates:

  • Starts:  November 23, 2021
  • Ends:  February 10, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)

Be sure to review the repertoire requirements and other requirements (see above) 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) - Jean Ferrandis

brass & percussion - Prof. Sycil Mathai

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION COORDINATOR
Matthew Thomas

GRADUATE PROGRAM ADVISOR
Dr. John Koegel

ARTIST DIPLOMA ADVISOR
Dr. Ernest Salem

 

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 view the CSUF campus mapPDF File Opens in new window for clarification, and follow the red line to the East Lobby.

Thank you for your interest.