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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 to reserve your slot!

Ensemble Placement Auditions


Brass ensemble placement auditions for Fall 2014 will be held Thurs-Fri, August 21-22, and August 23, 2014 for Orchestra call-backs. The sign-up sheet will be available on Rob Frear's door, UMC-A513.

Ensemble Placement Audition Material

Fall 2014 required placement audition material for Brass Players is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format by instrument:

Bass Trombone:

Adobe PDF (3.6m): bass_trombone_placement_2014.pdf


Adobe PDF (2.6m): euphonium_placement_2014.pdf

French Horn:

Adobe PDF (3.1m): horn_placement_2014.pdf


Adobe PDF (3.6m): trombone_placement_2014.pdf


Adobe PDF (2.5m): trumpet_placement_2014.pdf


Adobe PDF (4.2m): tuba_placement_2014.pdf

Orchestra Audition Repertoire

Orchestra audition repertoire can be downloaded by instrument at the Orchestra Auditions page.

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