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Audition Guidelines - School of Music


All students interested in pursuing performance-based degrees in the School of Music are required to audition. This is in addition to a successful application with Lipscomb University (Auditions are not required for Music Industry Studies applicants).

Pre-screening Video

Prior to being invited to audition, all students must submit a pre-screening video through their MyBison Portal. The repertoire and requirements for the prescreening portion of the audition process are listed below by instrument or degree area. After review by the School of Music faculty, selected applicants who pass pre-screening will be notified about next steps for auditions, including scheduling of a live audition.

Live Audition

Students who are selected for an audition will have the opportunity to perform for the faculty either in an on campus setting or in a live zoom session. The time and date for the audition will be sent directly to the student from admissions and the School of Music. The repertoire and requirements for the audition portion of the audition process are listed below by instrument or degree area. The audition will last approximately 15 minutes and include a short interview conducted by members of the School of Music faculty. Students who would like an accompanist during their live audition must request one at least two weeks before their audition date. Please contact McKenna Schmidt with these requests or any other questions.

Minors and Ensemble Participation

For students interested in minoring in music or students interested in music scholarships for participating in ensembles, only one video is required.

Pre-screening & Audition Guidelines by Area