Instrumental Auditions

There is an Application Process that must take place prior to auditioning. Please carefully follow all of the steps listed on the Application Process and Auditions Information page.

The requirements listed below are for undergraduate music education majors, music minors, and for those seeking a non-major music scholarship.

To audition as a performance major or as a graduate student, please contact the respective professor directly.

Brass, Strings, and Woodwinds

     • All major and minor scales (memorization encouraged, but not required)

     • Two etudes of contrasting style (i.e. lyrical and technical)

          TMEA All Region/State etudes can fulfill this requirement

     • A Class I solo from the UIL Prescribed Music List (encouraged, but not required)

     • All students may be asked to sight read a short excerpt from an etude

For specific inquiries regarding brass auditions, contact Dr. Brian Shook; string auditions, Dr. Kurt Gilman; woodwind auditions, Dr. Kim Ellis.


     • Three prepared solos from contrasting historical periods (classical, romantic, impressionist, or modern)

     • Two major scales and two minor scales (hands together)

     • Be prepared to sight read a four-part chorale or other simple texture

Contact Dr. Jacob Clark for more information regarding piano auditions.