Music Audition

Music, CFA

Auditions are required for admission to the Music Major and Minor, and for consideration for Major and Minor scholarships. Applicants may attend the live auditions or submit materials through SlideRoom

Audition for the Music Major or Minor

The Audition form must be submitted in advance, and by the deadlines below, for both live and recorded auditions.

Early Action Live Audition Day – Saturday, November 12, 2016

Deadline for submission of audition materials, including form and recordings (if applicable), is October 31, 2016

Regular Decision Live Audition Day – Saturday, February 4, 2017

Deadline for submission of audition materials, including form and recordings (if applicable), is January 23, 2017

How to Apply

Live Auditions

The best way to submit your form and any other supplemental documents is through SlideRoom.

You may also email them to Tashi Cardinali, Senior Administrative & Production Coordinator, at tashi.cardinali@lmu.edu.

Recorded Auditions

Forms and audio/video for recorded auditions may be submitted through SlideRoom.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS


Please Note: 
To apply to the Recording Arts program, contact The School of Film & Television.

Audition Guidelines

  • Guitar: Two pieces, preferably in contrasting styles
  • Percussion: Two pieces performed on any 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 classical art songs, opera or operetta arias, or traditional folk songs, one in a language other than English
  • Selected Woodwinds and Brass: (flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, French horn; minors only): Two pieces from different historical periods, preferably in contrasting styles

In all cases DO NOT USE ORIGINAL WORKS for your applied audition. Please feel free to submit original works in addition to your audition works, particularly if you are interested in declaring a composition concentration.

  1. Remember to complete all contact information on the audition form.
  2. Remember to list the major(s) and minor, if applicable, that you plan to pursue at LMU.
  3. If you are submitting a recording on Slideroom, remember to also upload the audition form. Please ensure that all recordings are in .mp3, .mp4, or m4v format. Links to recordings on YouTube or Vimeo are also accepted.

Should you have any questions about the audition process or the Music program in general, please contact us at:

Tel: (310) 338-5386
Fax: (310) 338-6046
Email: lmumusic@lmu.edu