Department of Music

Admission & Auditions

Please follow the steps below if you are interested in becoming a music major at Southern Utah University. For questions, please contact Donna McIntyre at (435) 586-7890 or mcintyre@suu.edu

  • You must first apply and be accepted to Southern Utah University. www.suu.edu/you.
  • An entrance audition with Music Department faculty must be passed before acceptance into a music program will be granted. To set up an audition and to get in touch with your area of emphasis, please submit one of the following on-line forms:

      Instrumental / Piano / Vocal

  • Please bring the following form to your live audition. Music Scholarships will be awarded based on your performance during the audition.

New Student Audition Form

Audition Guidelines for Transfer Students

For more details about repertoire requirements for each area refer to the sections below:

Brass & Woodwind

Saturday, January 10, 2015 (Honor Band -- no vocal auditions)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 at Daynes Music in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, February 21, 2015 (Jazz Festival)

by appointment



Perform two pieces of contrasting style (i.e. one technical, one lyrical). Symphonic Band or Orchestral excerpts are acceptable. Be prepared to play scales and sight read. Accompaniment is optional, but not provided. The audition will last approximately 10 minutes.

Percussion

It is desirable for applicants to play a solo piece in the following categories:

Mallets: The selection should be chosen for musical content and technical difficulty (two-and four-mallet work is desirable). Scales, arpeggios, and sight-reading may be required.

Snare Drum: The selection should clearly demonstrate your level of technical ability. Rudiments, including an orchestral roll, at all dynamic levels may be required.

Timpani: The selection should utilize two or more drums. Rolls with different dynamic levels on different drums should be demonstrated. Intonation and sight-reading abilities may be tested.

Drum set and/or ethnic percussion is not required but may be included at the applicant's discretion.

Strings

Saturday, January 10, 2015 (Honor Band -- no vocal auditions)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 at Daynes Music in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, February 21, 2015 (Jazz Festival)

by appointment

- by appointment


Perform two contrasting movements from the standard concerto or sonata repertoire such as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, etc. Play scales and arpeggios in three octaves (such as in the Flesch or Galamian systems). Memorization preferred. Accompaniment is optional, but not provided. The audition will last approximately 10 minutes.

Voice

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 at Daynes Music in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, February 21, 2015 (Jazz Festival)

by appointment

Perform two classical pieces of contrasting style (i.e. one fast, one slow) from memory. One musical theatre piece may be substituted for one classical piece. Accompaniment is optional. It is suggested you bring your own accompanist or accompaniment tape. The audition will last approximately 10 minutes.

Piano

Saturday, January 10, 2015 (Honor Band -- no vocal auditions)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 at Daynes Music in Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, February 21, 2015 (Jazz Festival)

by appointment

Perform two or three prepared pieces from memory. Two different stylistic periods must be represented.