What dates are available for on-campus auditions?
We offer several audition dates each year. Students may audition by submitting an video, or by participating in a live in-person audition.
Where are auditions held?
Auditions are held on the basement floor of Rockwell Hall. Information about how to find this space will be included in your audition information letter.
Students will arrive and be directed to a practice room. When it is your time to audition, you will be led to your audition room by a current student. Following your performance audition you will be moved to a different room to participate in your interview. Once you have completed both your audition and interview, you are done for the day.
Do I need an accompanist for my audition?
Instrumentalists are not required to perform with an accompanist. Vocalists should perform with their own live accompanist, or with a recorded accompaniment for online video auditions. Vocalists will be provided an accompanist for on campus auditions. Please reach out to Dr. Holly Bewlay.
What do I need to bring to the audition?
Your self, your music, and a good attitude!
What music should I prepare for the audition?
When should I arrive for my audition?
Please plan to arrive at the time indicated on your audition information letter.
How do I sign up for an audition?
You can submit or register for an audition by completing STEP 3 on our audition page.
Do I need to apply to the College?
All First-Year and Transfer students are eligible for Music Department Scholarships. Decisions regarding these scholarships are based on your performance audition. You will be notified of any scholarship offers when you are accepted to the Music Department.
What other scholarships am I eligible for?
Applicants are eligible for other financial assistance. We encourage all students to be in touch with the Financial Aid Office at Buffalo State for questions regarding academic scholarships and Federal Financial Aid.
Music Theory and Ear-Training will be assessed during orientation/advisement. Students are encouraged to review the Music Theory Study Guide.
When will I take Music Theory and Ear-Training Diagnostic Exams?
Students will take Music Theory and Ear-Training diagnostic exams during orientation. For First-Year students, this happens during the week prior to the start of classes. Transfer Students will be tested when they come for advisement during the summer. All students are encouraged to review the Music Theory Study Guide.
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