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Auditions


The LSU School of Music offers several centralized audition days for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the opportunity to audition for our nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty, prospective students and their parents will be able to meet with faculty and admissions staff, learn about the availability of scholarships and assistantships, interact with current music students, tour the School of Music and explore the beautiful LSU campus.

Audition Dates for 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Music Ed, Bassoon, Voice, Trumpet, French Horn

Friday, February 8, 2019

Music Ed, Bassoon, Tuba, Strings, Trumpet, Trombone, Voice, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Music Ed, Bassoon, Tuba/Euphonium, Trombone, Voice, Clarinet, Saxophone, Harp, Piano

Friday, February 22, 2019

Music Ed, Strings, Tuba/Euphonium, Voice, Trombone, French Horn, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Music Ed, Voice, Tuba/Euphonium, Trombone, French Horn, Clarinet, Saxophone, Harp, Piano

 

Audition Preparation

We know auditions can seem like a whirlwind - our Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Diversity, Phil Verpil, has a few tips to remember which can make your audition a less stressful experience.

Dress for Success: Try on and run through your audition in the clothes you plan to wear—accessories and all. If any item of clothing is too uncomfortable, consider wearing something else. 

Hydrate and Breathe: When you get nervous, your mouth may get dry and your breathing changes. Bring your own bottle of water to the audition and be conscious of your breath. Release a good, long exhalation (and all that tension) just before you perform. 

Like an Interview: Your audition starts as soon as the door opens. Be confident, shake the instructor’s hand, bring a portfolio with copies of your résumé, repertoire list and audition program. And remember—you are also conducting an “audition” of sorts to determine if the school is the right fit for you. 

Picture Yourself: Imagine the performance with detail: picture yourself on stage, how the instrument feels in your hands, the audience in front of you, what the lights are like. Imagine yourself performing successfully, positive emotions, playing difficult passages with ease.

Audition Day Schedule

Students should refer to their audition confirmation for a specific audition time and room location. This information will also be posted on digital signs in the School of Music lobby.

7:00AM - Check-In Begins
School of Music Lobby

9:00AM - Auditions Begin
Various Locations

9:15AM - Welcome Performance
School of Music Recital Hall

10:15AM - Meet & Greet
School of Music Lobby

11:00AM - Informational Exhibits
School of Music Lobby

12:00PM - Lunch
One Hour Break

1:00PM - Campus Tours & Departmental Visits

 

Important Exceptions

Prospective students seeking a Minor in Music do not need to audition during Audition Weekends.

  • Auditions for music minors will be held the week prior to the start of classes. If you wish to audition as music minor please contact the appropriate faculty member of your area or instrument in music to arrange an audition in the fall. If you still wish to audition as a music major, you will need to sign into MyLSU and change your major via the Student Services page.

Prospective students only seeking to participate in music ensembles do not need to audition during Audition Weekends.

  • Students interested in auditioning for participation in ensembles will audition during the first week of classes.  Students can feel free to contact those ensemble directors directly for additional information.
  • For Department of Bands ensembles, including the Tiger Marching Band, visit bands.lsu.edu for audition materials and information.

 

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Contact

Questions about auditions?

Contact us at:
musicadmissions@lsu.edu

Undergraduate Information

Admission Process

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Graduate Information

Admission Process

Audition Requirements