What is involved in the audition process?
Auditions are required for admission into the School of the Music as a music major. All applicants must also have applied to Ohio University for academic acceptance. Students may register for an audition online.
The audition will consist of a 15-minute performance for the appropriate faculty members. Please visit the School of Music website and/or contact the teacher of the instrument/voice for which you plan to audition for specific audition requirements and/or suggestions on selecting appropriate literature. Faculty are always happy to hear applicants in advance of the audition date at no charge to provide advice on how to prepare.
Music Therapy majors must complete an interview with the appropriate faculty. Music Education majors, and their guests, will meet with faculty as a group to hear specifics about their major.
All accepted students who plan to attend Ohio University as a music major will complete a music theory examination at summer orientation. This examination allows the faculty to place students into the appropriate music theory and aural skills courses in the fall semester. All applicants will be notified in March as to the outcome of their auditions.
All majors in the School of Music are area-specific, which means you must declare a primary instrument for private study and ensemble participation.