This information pertains to the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Industry and Breadth Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition and Media Composition. Your audition material should reflect your best musical and technical proficiency. You must audition in ONE instrumental area. Additionally the Bachelor of Arts options and all Composition and Media Composition programs require an interview.
Students wishing to audition for the department, for entrance into the Music program, must submit an audition application by the specified deadline. Students auditioning must be in the process of admission to the University for the semester they are auditioning for.
Fall 2015 Entrance Auditions
Auditions for the Fall 2015 semester will be held on:
Saturday, January 31, 2015 (all areas)
Friday, February 13, 2015 (Piano, Wind, Percussion, and Music Education area auditions/interviews only)
Saturday, February 14, 2015 (all areas)
Priority scholarship consideration will be given to applicants auditioning on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
MM Conducting applicants & Collaborative Piano applicants - You must contact the appropriate faculty member for specific audition requirements and procedures; your audition date should be 'arranged' with:
Band/Wind Ensemble, Dr. Lawrence Stoffel
Choral, Prof. Paul Smith
Orchestral, Dr. John Roscigno
Collaborative Piano, Dr. Pei-Shan Lee
Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music programs may apply to the university for the Fall 2015 semester October 1-November 30, 2014 through www.csumentor.com.
Students will be able to choose their audition date on their application. The audition application period for Fall 2015 will be November 15, 2014 through January 21, 2015 for all audition dates.
CSUN Music also allows the opportunity for arranged, online video and DVD auditions. Please contact the coordinator of the are you are interested in before applying for an arranged audition. Once you have have obtained permission, please apply for an arranged audition.
Jazz majors may apply here for a video pre-screen/audition
Placement Examinations for Fall 2015
Fall 2015 Undergraduate Placement Tests:
Intended for students who have passed their entrance audition/interview requirements and want to enroll in higher than beginning levels on any of the areas below. Students NOT accepted into a music option CANNOT enroll in any major courses until you are officially admitted into a music option, therefore DO NOT take placement exams until entrance audition/interview requirements have been met.
Read “what can you expect” below the exam dates/times for more information.
Contact proctoring faculty listed below if you have further questions.
Saturday – May 2, 2015
No appointment required. YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR YOUR STUDENT ID# - bring this information with you.
Keyboard Placement Exam
Dr. Jacqueline Salas (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
CY 239, 9-10 am - This test takes approx. 10 min.
Musicianship Placement Exam
Dr. AJ McCaffrey (Email: email@example.com)
CY 105, 10:30 am - The exam is about 1 hour, please bring writing utensils: pen, pencil, etc.
Theory Placement Exam
Dr. Liviu Marinescu (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
CY 105, 12 noon This exam will last about 1-2 hours