What dates are available for on-campus auditions?
We will not be offering on-campus auditons for 20-21. We offer several audition dates each year. Students may audition by submitting an video, or by participating in a live virtual audition.
Where are auditions held?
All virtual auditions will take place over Zoom. Students will be provided with a link no later than one week prior to their schedueled
Students will log into Zoom at least 5 minutes before their scheduled time and be placed in a waiting room. When it is your time to audition, you will be let into the Zoom room. Following your performance audition you will be moved to a different Zoom 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. Vocalists will be provided with recordings on request. 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 log in no more than 5 minutes before your assigned auditino time.
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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