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When can I audition?

Click here for a list of audition dates. 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.

Do I have to audition to get into the music program? 

No. The auditions are for scholarship awards. Once you are accepted at Roberts, you may sign up for music classes. You will then apply to be a music major during your sophomore year. However, the audition day can be really helpful because you get to try us out as well! Meet the faculty, view the campus, and get to know Roberts!

Are there scholarships available? 

Yes! Scholarships are available equally on each audition day and are awarded 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 tutuorial 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.