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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 2014 semester Audition Dates

Undergraduate Transfer Students Only:

  • Saturday, November 2, 2013—All Areas

Fall 2014 semester Audition Dates

Undergraduate:

  • Saturday, February 1, 2014—All Areas
  • Saturday, March 1, 2014—All Areas Except Voice And Jazz
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014—Voice And Jazz Only

Graduate:

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Call 562.985.4781 or email music@csulb.edu 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:

Bass Trombone:

Adobe PDF (1.3m): bass_trombone_placement_2013.pdf

Euphonium:

Adobe PDF (2.8m): euphonium_placement_2013.pdf

French Horn:

Adobe PDF (7.5m): horn_placement_2013.pdf

Trombone:

Adobe PDF (2.0m): trombone_placement_2013.pdf

Trumpet:

Adobe PDF (4.2m): trumpet_placement_2013.pdf

Tuba:

Adobe PDF (2.0m): tuba_placement_2013.pdf


Orchestra Audition Repertoire

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


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