Department Audition Information
A performance audition is required for acceptance into the degree programs of the California State University, Long Beach Department of Music. All entering freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who have been admitted to the university are required to pass a performance audition and take a theory placement examination. Students wishing to audition should prepare solo, etude, or art song material from the standard repertoire of approximately 10 minutes in length. The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.
The Theory Placement Exam is a diagnostic test used to determine the appropriate level of theory in which the student should enroll. The test is offered on each audition day and the first Friday of each semester.
For undergraduate and graduate admission information, please refer to our Admissions Page.
Department Audition Dates
Spring 2015 semester Audition Dates
Undergraduate Transfer Students Only:
- Saturday, October 18, 2014—All Areas
Fall 2015 semester Audition Dates
- Saturday, February 7, 2015—All Areas
- Saturday, February 13, 2015—Voice And Jazz Only
- Saturday, February 28, 2015—All Areas Except Voice And Jazz
- Wednesday, March 11 , 2015
Call 562.985.4781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot!
Ensemble Challenge Repertoire
Ensemble Challenge repertoire can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat format by instrument.
Adobe PDF (24.3m): flute_challenge.pdf
Adobe PDF (1.14m): clarinet_challenge.pdf
Oboes should prepare both excerpts:
Adobe PDF (87k): sax_challenge.pdf
Adobe PDF (35k): trumpet_challenge.pdf
Adobe PDF (58k): trombone_challenge.pdf
Rouchut For Trombone, Étude #12, (Down one Octave) eighth note = 100mm
Bordogni Solfeggi for Tuba, by Wesley Jacobs Étude #12, (as written) eighth note = 100mm
Band Audition Dates
Audition dates for the Bands occur on the first two days of the Fall Semester.