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Auditions

The Department of Music schedules auditions for prospective students on several dates during the academic year.

Undergraduate

Auditions for Placement and Scholarship Awards

Contact the Department of Music office at 702-895-3332 for more information regarding both placement and scholarship auditions. The office will direct you to the appropriate area coordinator or applied instructor.

Scholarship auditions are generally held in January for students who will matriculate in the next fall semester. However, other dates may be offered as needed by the Department of Music. Auditions are not required for undergraduates’ entrance into the University.

Studio and applied level placement auditions will be arranged through the area coordinator or applied instructor for your instrument/voice. This audition should take place prior to applied study enrollment. Based upon your audition, the audition committee and area coordinator will recommend the appropriate level of applied study and assign you to an applied studio. For audition requirements and repertoire, consult the document below.

Graduate (Master of Music, M.M.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Auditions for Admissions and Scholarship Awards

Contact the Department of Music office at 702-895-3332 for more information regarding auditions. The office will direct you to the appropriate area coordinator or applied instructor. The area coordinator or candidate’s prospective major teacher will arrange an audition committee, a time, and a location for the audition, and will determine the audition material, if this is not stated in the “Audition Requirements” document. After the audition, the major teacher will inform you and the Department of Music graduate coordinator of the results.

Acceptance to the Department of Music is based upon the quality of your audition. In addition, financial awards such as graduate assistantships, etc., are determined in part by the success of your audition.

For specific audition repertoire, please see the following list for each instrument/voice.

For information about auditions or prerequisites for other ensembles, consult the Ensembles page.