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Music and Theatre Audition Information

Auditions are required for acceptance as a music/theatre major or minor, for participation in any ensemble, and for music scholarship consideration.

All students who sing, play a musical instrument, or act are encouraged to audition for any CCU ensemble.

Audition process

Students must complete a Music Audition Form prior to the desired audition date. A list of studied repertoire and at least one recommendation from the private teacher of record or the high school music teacher must be submitted at the time of the audition.

Students will be requested to demonstrate technical skills:
  • Vocalists: Sight-singing and vocalizing
  • Instrumentalists: Sight-reading and scales
  • Pianists: Sight-reading, scales/arpeggios/chords/cadences, keyboard skills, and reading chord charts
  • Music Theater: Requires one monologue and one music theatre song.
  • Theater: Requires two monologues of contrasting styles.

Students who plan on pursuing a major or minor in music or theatre should prepare a minimum of two selections in varied styles (e.g. two classical pieces of contrasting styles, one classical and one popular selection, or one classical and one jazz, etc.).

It is strongly recommended that pianists have at least one of their selections memorized. It is required that vocalists have both of their pieces memorized.

Non-music majors auditioning for ensembles may substitute music from their current choir, band, or orchestra.

**You must provide your own accompanist or accompaniment track for your audition.**

Unable to audition in person?

If you are unable to audition in person, we encourage you to arrange a live Zoom audition through the music office. If that is not possible, you may submit a high-quality video audition.

Video Audition Guidelines

Music and Theatre scholarships

To be considered for a music or theatre scholarship award, all live auditions must be completed and all video submissions must be received by March 1st of the current academic year.

Ensemble participation scholarships are available to non-music majors for the following ensembles: University Choir, University Women's Choir, University Symphonic Band, Men's Chorus, String Quartet, CCU Drumline, University Handbell Ensemble, and theatre participation.

Schedule your audition with the School of Music by calling 303-963-3135 or emailing