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Music Major or Minor Auditions

  • step 1

    Apply for admission to the Department of Music as a music major or minor

    If you visit our campus for the first time this academic year when you come for your audition, you could automatically receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

    Schedule your audition

    Live and Zoom auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants. Zoom audition dates are available for international students or by petition. Recorded auditions are only accepted from students who are unable to attend any of the live or Zoom audition dates.

    Fill out the online application and choose your preferred audition date.

    Important! Before applying for any music audition, you must be accepted to Gordon College. Gordon College admissions application ➔

    Available Music Audition dates (all audition dates are live auditions unless otherwise noted):

    Wednesday, November 10 | 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Next day Explore Gordon
    Friday, December 3 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Honors Day and Christmas Gala
    Saturday, January 22 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Zoom audition
    Saturday, January 29 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Zoom audition 
    Friday, February 11 | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. | First-Year Fellow Day
    Friday, February 25 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Faculty Series Concert
    Friday, March 25 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Explore Gordon and Faculty Series Concert
    Monday, April 11 | 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Explore Gordon

    Deadlines

    Department of Music Leadership Award
    Students must apply to Gordon College and the Department of Music no later than February 7, 2022. Students must perform their audition by February 25, 2022 to be eligible for the Department of Music Leadership award. Audition dates are available in November, December and January. 

    Music Scholarships
    Students must apply to the Department of Music by March 15, 2022, to be eligible for a music major or music minor scholarship. Auditions run from November to April.

    About your Audition
    For the audition, students are asked to prepare two classical selections that best demonstrate current performance level on their primary instrument. These selections should be contrasting in style and/or period. For recommendations on appropriate audition repertoire, please consult this repertoire list or contact the

    At the time of the audition, the audition committee will also conduct informal interviews with all prospective music students, and all students will be given an aptitude test (listening to short melodies and discerning differences in melody/tempi—multiple-choice format).

  • step 2Submit a Recorded Audition

    First, apply for admission to the Department of Music as a music major or minor (see step 1 above), then submit your recorded audition.

    Live auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants. Zoom auditions are an excellent option for international applicants or by petition. However, in cases where technical challenges or time differences complicate Zoom auditions, or in extenuating circumstances, recorded auditions are acceptable.

    DVDs, CDs, YouTube links and other forms of media will not be reviewed. Video recordings must be digitally submitted using the GETACCEPTD platform.

    For further instructions, follow the procedure outlined in the document below called "Recorded Audition Procedures."

    RECORDED AUDITION PROCEDURES  VISIT GETACCEPTD.COM

    If you have any questions, please contact the

  • step 3

    Music Audition Application: For enrolled Gordon Students ONLY!

    Schedule your audition
    Complete the online application and schedule an audition by clicking APPLY ONLINE below.

    (for enrolled Gordon Students ONLY)

    APPLY ONLINE

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