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Audition Information


Admission for Majors 

We are thrilled that you are interested in pursuing one of the degrees in the School of Music. The following steps must be completed before entering any of the music degree programs.

  1. Lipscomb University Application
  2. School of Music application (within the University application).
  3. Review the Pre-Screening Guidelines for your area
  4. Pre-screening audition video
  5. On-site or live zoom audition

Audition Guidelines


Admission for Minors and Ensemble Participants 

All students planning to apply for scholarships for ensemble participation must submit one video of a performance on their applied instrument. Vocalists can perform a piece from any style. Accompaniment is preferred. Instrumentalists should submit a performance of any genre.

Please indicate your interest in one of our ensembles or minoring in music and submit your video through your Bison Portal. 

Direct any questions to music [at]


Pre-screening Audition Material Deadlines

  • Early decision: October 20, 2023
  • Final deadline for Spring 24 Transfer Students: Nov 13, 2023
  • Final deadline for scholarship consideration: Feb 10, 2024
  • Final deadline for admission-only: March 8, 2024

Please refer to the audition guidelines for specific repertoire.


Early Decision

Students who would like to be given priority for scholarships are highly encouraged to opt for early decision. In this process, students will submit their pre-screening video by October 20, 2023 and audition on campus on November 11. Students opting for early decision will be notified about acceptance and scholarships no later than December 1.

Audition Dates

  • November 11, 2023 - On Campus (This date is reserved for students who have opted for early decision)
  • January 20, 2024 - On Campus and Virtual Auditions
  • February 17, 2024 - On Campus and Virtual Auditions
  • March 23, 2024 - On Campus and Virtual Auditions

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email music [at]


The School of Music at Lipscomb University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Without an arrangement of release, member schools of NASM are not allowed to accept students on scholarship who have previously accepted scholarships from another member school. Please let us know about any other music scholarships you have been awarded.