Music Audition Dates
Audition information for the 2015-16 Academic Year!
**Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Music programs must apply to the university from October 1 - November 30, 2014 at www.csumentor.edu.
Auditions will be held on:
Saturday March 7, 2015
Instrumental and Jazz Auditions
10:30am-5:00pm, Band Room
12:30pm-5pm, Music Hall
12-3pm, Music 12
Commercial Music Auditions
12:30-5pm, Music 14
For an audition appointment email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 323.343.4060
Applicants for admission as a music major to California State University, Los Angeles must audition on their primary instrument or voice. Please read the detailed information below.
If you have not already done so, please go to www.csumentor.edu today and begin the application process. Secure your place at CalStateLA!
Note: We expect that undergraduate applicants (both first time freshmen and transfer students) must have begun the application process for admission to the 2015-16 academic year on CSU Mentor by November 30, 2014. International students should begin their applications as early as possible so that all necessary forms and information can be completed on time. More information about dates will appear here when we have final confirmation of deadlines.
If you are submitting a DVD or CD as your audition, you should complete a General Application Form and include it with your audition materials. Please see Printable Forms, below.
Scholarship Audition Application: Please complete this scholarship application form, print and bring it with you to your scholarship audition.
General Audition Application: Please complete this general music department application form, if you are not auditioning for a scholarship. Please print and bring it with you to your audition.
Music Audition Information
Acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate music degree program at California State University, Los Angeles requires a performance audition and a placement exam.1 Entering freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who have been accepted for admission by the university should be prepared to perform for a faculty panel a 10-minute program of music drawn from the standard repertoire for the student’s instrument or voice. A list of specific audition requirements for each area of music study can be found by selecting one of the links below. Graduate degree candidates in instrumental or vocal performance seeking admission will find audition requirements listed under the list of voice and instruments noted.
The required theory placement exam is offered at the beginning of each quarter. The purpose of the theory placement exam is to measure each entering student’s understanding of music theory concepts. Results of the exam are used for placement into the proper music theory and musicianship courses.
1Graduate degree candidates in Afro-Latin and Commercial Music take different placement exams than other music degree students.
Select the instrument or voice on which you wish to audition for a description of the undergraduate and graduate repertoire requirements. Undergraduate music education candidates must audition on their principal instrument or voice. Undergraduate candidates seeking admission to jazz studies or composition, please select the links below for specific audition requirements and expectations for admission to those programs. Graduate degree candidates seeking admission to a specialized degree program should refer to the specific graduate degree program of interest for specific audition or other pre-admission requirements. These specialized graduate degree programs are listed at the bottom of the page.
Specialized Graduate Degree Programs:
- Latin Percussion
- Arranging and Composition
Theatre Arts and Dance Audition Information
The Department of Music, Theatre Arts and Dance conducts group auditions quarterly for theatre productions.
- It is department practice to cluster auditions in order for shows that have overlapping rehearsal cycles to be fairly cast.
- Student Actors must have at least a 2.5 GPA. No exceptions will be made.
- Department of Theatre Arts and Dance auditions are open to all CSULA students, regardless of major or course of study.
- A student may not be cast in 2 lead roles when the rehearsal schedules overlap. Working as a Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager is considered having a leading role.
- Priority in casting will be given to current CSULA students. Unless there has been prior approval and discussion with the Department Chair and the Season Committee, casting from outside the current enrolled student pool is not acceptable. Our commitment must be to our current students.
Academic credit is available and necessary for participants in the production from a section of TA 310 or TA 595. These course times are arranged in addition to the standard evening/weekend rehearsals per requirements of your role in the production.