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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State, Mankato Department of Music Auditions

Auditions for Entrance into the Music Major and Private Studios

Students are expected to audition for acceptance into the major on an individual basis by prior arrangement with the Department of Music Office. Acceptance into the major also requires a diagnostic theory exam. Students auditioning for a music scholarship are considered for the music major or minor through that audition.

Vocal Auditions: Prepare an art song appropriate for contest and an additional selection of your choice (pop or musical theatre). An accompanist will be provided. (If you are unsure of appropriate repertory, consult your choir director). 

Instrumental Auditions: Prepare two contrasting sections of a solo, solos, or etudes. (Consult your band or orchestra director if you are unsure of appropriate repertory).

Piano Studies: Prepare three memorized contrasting works from different historical periods. Please bring a list of repertoire studied and performed during the last two years to your audition.

Guitar: Guitarists should prepare a piece of music that is comparable to these [PDF] excerpts (31 KiB).

Masters Auditions

MM in Piano Performance: Prepare a minimum of three contrasting works from different historical periods. Must include a complete sonata and a virtuosic work from any historical period.

Audition Dates for Music Talent Grants

• Monday, February 15th, 2016

• Friday, February 19th, 2016

• Monday, February 22nd, 2016


Click here to sign up for an audition date.

Auditions are also accepted via audio or video recordings prepared according to guidelines provided, if received by Friday, April 1, 2016

If you cannot come at the scheduled time, contact us by e-mail (Michael Thursby) or by phone at 507-389-5545 to schedule an individual audition.