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 2014 semester Audition Dates
Undergraduate Transfer Students Only:
- Saturday, November 2, 2013—All Areas
Fall 2014 semester Audition Dates
- Saturday, February 1, 2014—All Areas
- Saturday, March 1, 2014—All Areas Except Voice And Jazz
- Saturday, March 8, 2014—Voice And Jazz Only
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Call 562.985.4781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot!
Ensemble Placement Auditions
Ensemble placement auditions are required for all ensembles.
Brass ensemble placement auditions for Fall 2013 will be held August 23-24, 2013. The sign-up sheet will be available on Rob Frear's door, UMC-A513.
Ensemble Placement Audition Material
Fall 2013 required placement audition material for Brass Players is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format by instrument:
Adobe PDF (1.3m): bass_trombone_placement_2013.pdf
Adobe PDF (2.8m): euphonium_placement_2013.pdf
Adobe PDF (7.5m): horn_placement_2013.pdf
Adobe PDF (2.0m): trombone_placement_2013.pdf
Adobe PDF (4.2m): trumpet_placement_2013.pdf
Adobe PDF (2.0m): tuba_placement_2013.pdf
Orchestra Audition Repertoire
Orchestra audition repertoire can be downloaded by instrument at the Orchestra Auditions page.