The HBU School of Music Audition dates

Fall 2013 & Spring 2014:

  • Friday, August 23, 2013


Fall 2014:

  • Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014


For the audition:

                 
Two ‘classical’ pieces of contrasting styles – selections from the standard classical repertoire.
  • Voice students should sing at least one piece in a foreign language (a language other than English), and both from memory.  Accompanists will be provided, so bring music for them.
  • Keyboard students should prepare at least two memorized selections from the standard classical repertoire.  The selections should be representative of the student’s technical and musical proficiency, and should represent contrasting musical periods and styles.  A brief interview and some assessment of sight-reading skills will accompany the audition.  For out-of-state candidates, a preliminary audition video is acceptable. 
  • Organ students may audition on either the organ or piano.  Music may be used.  Students should prepare at least two memorized selections from the standard classical repertoire.  Prepare a hymn.  You also will be asked to sight-read. 
  • Guitar students may prepare either classical, jazz, or one piece of each style.  You may bring a play-a-long cd to demonstrate improvisation.
  • Wind Instrumental students should prepare at least two standard pieces of repertoire for their instrument, along with major and minor scales.  A brief assessment of sight-reading skills will accompany the audition.  For out-of-state candidates, an audition video will be acceptable.
  • Percussion Instrmental students should prepare two standard pieces of repertoire for snare, timpani, and mallet percussion.  In addition to the standard pieces, major and minor scales should be prepared, and a brief assessment of sight-reading will accompany the audition.  For out-of-state candidates an audition video will be acceptable.


Audition information:

  • Auditions are held on the HBU campus
  • Students wishing to major or minor in music are admitted to the School of Music by audition only. 
  • Please fill out and submit the online audition form.

Degrees offered:

  • Performance
  • Music Education
  • Theory/Composition
  • Church Music
  • *Currently, there is no degree in Instrumental Performance

Scholarships:

  • Awarded to qualifying students following the auditions
  • All scholarships are renewable for four (4) years
  • Recipiants must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.1
  • Show progress in their applied major performance area
  • Fulfill the requirements for ensemble participation and performance