Audition Information

2016 Music Major Scholarship Audition Dates

  • Friday, January 15
  • Friday, February 26
  • Saturday, March 19 (on Accepted Students Day)

Please reserve 9:00 AM through 1:30 PM on your chosen audition date. The schedule includes your audition, music theory exam, a music class, and mini-recital.  Lunch with the faculty will be provided.  

Setting Up Your Audition

In order to fill out the online audition form, you must have applied to the college first.  Apply now!

Please fill out the online audition application.

If you have questions, please contact Olivia Grant, Coordinator of Auditions and Special Events, at 585.594.6101 or

We look forward to meeting you!

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When can I audition?

See audition dates listed above. Fill out the online audition application to let us know when you're coming!

What are the audition requirements?

You can find those here. An accompanist will be provided for vocal auditions only.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! Scholarships are available equally on each audition day and are rewarded based on achievement and potential to succeed in the music program. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000 per year. When appropriate, scholarship amounts may be raised as students progress in the program.

When will I find out about my scholarship once I've auditioned?

Within two weeks of the audition, you will receive a letter outlining scholarship information.

Is there a music theory test during the auditioning process?

There is a short music theory assessment to help you know what your strengths and weaknesses are entering Theory I. After the audition, you will receive the results and a tutorial you can use to strengthen your skills.

Should I audition on more than one instrument?

If you are undecided about your performance area, or if you are considering double majoring, you may audition on more than one instrument. If piano is your secondary instrument, please prepare a short piece to play.

What should I wear to my audition?

Please dress nicely. You want to look and feel professional.

What else should I know about auditioning?

There will be a short tonal and rhythmic assessment of each auditioner that does not include sight-reading. This is to give the faculty an idea of your musicianship.