Auditions for Admission and Scholarship
Auditions are held in November and February of each year. To schedule an audition, contact the Music Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.977.2410
All prospective music majors must perform an entrance audition for the full-time music faculty. Satisfactory performance at this audition will qualify the student for a one-year award from the Father Guentner Fund, which covers private lesson fees on the major instrument. The audition will consist of several contrasting musical compositions. Exceptional performance at the audition may qualify the student for a further partial tuition award, the Music Talent Scholarship. The music faculty will advise the FPA Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of satisfactory completion of the entrance audition.
The initial audition should take place in February before the student's freshman year at SLU. If a student decides on music as a major after arriving at SLU, an audition may be scheduled in November. However, the student will not be eligible for scholarships until the following semester.
Please bring an updated list of the repertoire you have studied to your audition, as well as extra copies of the audition music. On the repertoire sheet, include titles, identifying opus numbers/keys, composers, significant technical studies, recent performances, and teachers' names. This repertoire list may form part of a more complete student resume.
Prepare three memorized works from contrasting style periods (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, 20th Century). The pieces played should be at least late-intermediate level in difficulty, such as Bach Two-Part Inventions, Clementi sonatinas, and the Debussy Arabesques. Students interested in the Performance Option degree, which requires preparation of junior and senior recitals, should already be playing works at the Early Advanced level, such as Bach's French/English Suites, Mozart sonatas, and Brahms rhapsodies.
Prepare three memorized songs in at least two languages from contrasting stylistic periods. An accompanist will be provided.
Perform three works of contrasting style periods. An accompanist will be provided, if necessary.