Auditions

Auditioning for the Music Major or Minor

PLEASE NOTE: The audition submission process has changed as of January 11, 2021. Auditions submitted prior to this date are not affected. If you have questions about the process, email Tashi Cardinali Bateman at tashi.cardinali@lmu.edu.

Auditions are required for admission to the Music Major and Minor and serve as scholarship consideration for any qualified applicant. 2020-2021 auditions will be recorded and uploaded to the Applicant Status Portal. Applicants must submit the LMU application in order to gain access to the Applicant Status Portal. Please convert all documents to PDF before submitting. Each of the two required audition pieces should be uploaded as a separate video or audio file. Applicants will have the option to schedule an online “Meet and Greet” with department faculty and staff via Zoom. The Audition Form and recordings must be submitted by the deadlines listed below to schedule a “Meet and Greet.”

Ensembles: For those interested in pursuing music without formally joining the department as a major or minor, our many vocal and instrumental ensembles are open to all.

Early Action/Decision Auditions

  • Audition Materials Deadline: Submit your audition form and accompanying recordings by Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
  • “Meet and Greet”: Saturday, November 14, 2020. To participate you must have submitted your audition form and recordings by the deadline above. If you indicate on the form that you would like to participate, you will be contacted by email to schedule a time.

Regular Decision Auditions

  • Audition Materials Deadline: Submit your audition form and accompanying recordings by Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
  • “Meet and Greet”: Saturday, February 6, 2021. To participate you must have submitted your audition form and recordings by the deadline above. If you indicate on the form that you would like to participate, you will be contacted by email to schedule a time.

Audition Form and Instructions 2020-2021

  1. Download and save the audition form above before filling it out. Read our audition requirements to prepare your musical selections (page 1). 
  2. Fill out all requested fields on the Music Audition Request Form (pages 2-3).
  3. To upload it to the Applicant Status Portal, please find the “Upload Materials” section and select “Music Audition Request Form Upload” from the dropdown menu before attaching your completed form. (NOTE: You will only have access to this portal once you submit your LMU application).
  4. Upload your recordings and any extra materials you may be submitting (résumé, repertoire list, etc.) under the "Portfolio" section of the Applicant Status Portal by clicking the "Edit Portfolio" link.

If you have any questions about how to properly submit your application materials, please email Evelyn.Fajardo@lmu.edu.

  • Guitar
    Two pieces, preferably in contrasting styles, demonstrating classical or fingerstyle technique.

    Percussion
    At least two published works (solos or etudes) performed on at least two of the following: drum set, marimba, snare drum, timpani.

    Piano
    Two pieces from different historical periods, preferably in contrasting styles.

    Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
    Two pieces from different historical periods, preferably in contrasting styles.

    Voice
    Two selections: classical art song, opera or operetta aria, or traditional folk songs. At least one selection should be in a language other than English.

    Selected Woodwinds and Brass - Minor Only (flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, trombone)
    Two pieces from different historical periods, preferably in contrasting styles.

    In all cases do not use original works for your audition. Please feel free to submit original works in addition to your audition works, particularly if you are interested in declaring a composition concentration, but original works will not be considered as an audition for admittance.

    1. Remember to accurately complete all contact information on the below form.
    2. List the major(s) AND minor(s), if applicable, that you plan to pursue at LMU.
    3. Remember to submit your recorded pieces in two separate files.

    Should you have any questions about the audition process or the music program in general, please contact us.