Auditions

Any student interested in becoming a music major must first pass an audition. Audition days occur several times during each spring semester and may be arranged during fall semesters if necessary. 

You should audition one semester prior to beginning your music curriculum. For example, if you are planning to attend NC A&T in the fall, then your audition should occur in the spring. If you are already enrolled at A&T and would like to change majors, you would need to audition one semester before registering for music classes. You must be able to read music in order to become a music major.

Audition Requirements:

Piano: Representative piano works from major historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary).

Voice: An English language art song is required; 1 art song in Italian, French or German; 1 song from American Musical Theatre; 1 African-American Spiritual.  Be prepared to sight-sing.

Woodwinds: Any grade medium to difficult solo from the approved state solo repertoire list or an Etude from Selected Studies edited by H. Voxman.

High Brass: Any movement of a Sonata or Concerto from one of the major style periods or any of the Arban’s Characteristic studies and all major and minor scales.

Low Brass: A solo work for your major instrument, two etudes of differing styles and all major and minor scales.

Percussion: Any published work of medium to difficult level in at least one of the following areas of percussion: Snare drum, Mallets, or Timpani.

A theory placement examination is required for admittance to the music program.

Audition Dates (Music Majors Only) 

May 2, 2014

Who should I talk to about my audition?

Auditions

Any student interested in majoring in MUSIC must first pass an audition on their principal instrument/voice, take a theory placement examination and a piano proficiency exam.  Audition days occur several times during each spring semester and may be arranged during fall semesters if necessary.  You should audition one semester prior to beginning your music curriculum.  You MUST be able to read music and be proficient on your instrument/voice.  Students are NOT allowed to register as music majors until BOTH the audition and theory placement examination have been completed.  A good first step is to contact the professor in charge of the area you are interested in pursuing.  Click on a link below to e-mail the appropriate professor. They will be glad to assist you in preparing you for your audition.