All MEDV (Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal) candidates and MEDI (Bachelor of Music Education - Instrumental) meet with the Music Education faculty for a short interview. Students are asked to briefly discuss what experiences they have had working with children (grades K-12), and why they want to teach music. The interview only takes 10-15 minutes and will automatically be scheduled into these candidates' audition day.
Vocal Music Education candidates are also expected to sing a prepared selection and demonstrate any keyboard skills. Some vocal and keyboard sight-reading are included.
If you have any questions concerning the music education interview, please contact Professor Brandon Johnson (vocal), Professor Kevin Miller (strings), or Dr. Mary K. Schneider (bands).
There are several purposes for the Music Therapy Interview. One of the most important reasons is for potential music therapy students and Dr. Merrill to meet, and begin to get to know each other.
During the interview, students will be asked to:
Parents, siblings and friends are welcome to attend the interviews, if the auditioning student would like.
Students must also submit a 3-page double-spaced essay on the topic of “Why I wish to pursue a degree (or certificate) in music therapy”. Include your personal perspectives and motivations as well as your current understanding of the field of music therapy and how you see yourself within the field. All essays to be saved as a word (.doc or .docx) document and sent as an attachment to Dr. Theresa Merrill, Director of Music Therapy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Music Therapy Admission essays are due no later than 1 week prior to your chosen audition date. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Theresa Merrill.
All graduate applicants will meet with appropriate faculty: