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Principal Instrument/Voice Audition Requirements

All students (except those applying for the Master of Music in Composition degree) must audition on their principal instrument as part of the admissions process.

Accompanists are not required for instrumental auditions, but are required for voice auditions. Vocalists may bring their own accompanist or one will be provided. Vocalists should contact the Department of Music and Dance at: rpeavler@emich.edu no later than one week prior to auditions if they plan to bring an accompanist. 

While it is preferred that applicants audition in person, those living more than 300 miles from Ypsilanti can send in an unedited, continuous recording (CD or DVD) in lieu of a live audition.

Keyboard and Guitar performers applying for the Bachelor of Music Education Instrumental (MEDI) or Vocal (MEDV) degree must attend a secondary instrument audition .

Students applying for the Master of Music Education (MUED) degree, please note that the principal instrument/voice audition for the Master of Music Education (MUED) degree is for applied music placement only, but does not determine acceptance into the degree.

Note: Students are allowed to audition for admission into the Department of Music and Dance for applied music instruction a maximum of three times. If a student is not admitted after the third audition, they may not audition again. Given sufficient, extenuating circumstance, a music faculty member may make a request to the Department Head to allow a student to audition more than three times.

The Department of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources