Auditions

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At The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), all students can be involved in the Department of Music. In addition to music majors and music minors, any UAH student can participate in music ensembles or take private lessons.

Auditions are required for all new applicants planning to major or minor in music at UAH. Returning students already majoring in music may audition to be considered for additional scholarships.

Music Major and Music Minor Auditions

Students interested in becoming a music major or a music minor must audition to be accepted into the program. Students are allowed to audition a second time if they are not accepted on the first audition.

Following an audition, students will receive written notification of acceptance. Upon acceptance, the student should contact the Department of Music as soon as possible to arrange course advising. Contact Cil Spina in the Department of Music at cil.spina@uah.edu or  256.824.6436.

Scholarship Auditions

For new students, one audition will serve for both admission and scholarship consideration. Returning students already majoring in music at UAH may audition to be considered for music scholarships.

Audition Materials

Vocalists

Vocalists should prepare two pieces in contrasting styles selected from standard classical vocal repertoire. A foreign language piece is preferred, but not required. Singers must have an accompanist. Contact the Music Department if you need help arranging for an accompanist.

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists should prepare two pieces (or etudes) in contrasting styles. One of these may be from the All-State Band or Orchestra audition list. Instrumentalists should also be prepared to play all major scales, the A melodic minor scale, and the C harmonic minor scale. An accompanist is welcome, but not required.

Pianists

Music Majors: Two pieces in contrasting styles, performed by memory from standard classical repertoire for solo piano (Examples: Bach "Prelude and Fugue" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, or a single movement of a Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven Piano Sonata.)
Music Minors: Two pieces in contrasting styles, performed by memory from the standard intermediate classical repertoire for solo piano (Examples: Bach "Two-Part Invention"; Clementi "Sonatinas", Chopin "Mazurka".)

Music Theory Exam

All students will be given a music theory placement exam at the end of their audition. This exam includes time signatures, key signatures, intervals, chords, and scales in treble and bass clef.

Audition Registration

One audition will serve for both admission and scholarship consideration. Priority auditions for students entering in Fall 2015 will be on Saturday, February 7, 2015 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. To reserve an audition time, new music students should fill out the form below.


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Ensemble Auditions

Students who want to participate in ensembles without being a music major or music minor only need to audition for the director of the relevant ensemble.

Students register and receive credit for ensembles, like other classes. Ensembles rehearsing three hours per week receive 1 credit hour. Those rehearsing 1.5 hours per week receive 0.5 credit hour.

Private Lessons

Any student on campus may take private lessons in piano, guitar, bass, voice, and many other band and orchestra instruments. This is a one-credit class that meets one-on-one with the teacher for 30 minutes each week at a time to be determined. To register for private lessons, contact Cil Spina in the Department of Music at cil.spina@uah.edu or  256.824.6436.