Contact us at email@example.com to schedule an audition. Remember: The Conservatory of Music office must have a completed music application file (1 music application, 2 music references) in order to schedule an audition.
Notes: Auditions may also be requested on any of the Biola University event dates. Please visit https://www.biola.edu/undergrad/events for event registration.
University event registration does not automatically include the audition time. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org after registration to schedule the audition.
Two contrasting pieces from the standard solo literature of your instrument: one lyrical, one technical
All three areas are desired, but consideration will still be given to those who are weak in one of the aforementioned instruments.
If you are interested in playing in Jazz Ensemble, please be prepared to audition on drum set as well, demonstrating various styles and grooves (Swing, Rock, & Latin).
(Choose 3 of the following 4. All 3 are to be memorized)
Sight-reading, scales and arpeggios may be requested.
(One of each of the following pieces. Up to 2 of these pieces may be played on the piano.)
Please be prepared for sight-reading and ear tests.
If submitting an online audition, include one major and one minor scale of their choice (can be the same or different keys); both scales should be three octaves. (Additionally, see online submission guidelines below.)
Students auditioning for the Commercial Music concentration on any instrument need to perform two songs from the contemporary music repertoire. These can be popular songs, jazz standards, Christian or music theatre (for vocalists). The songs should be contrasting in style.
Note: All students auditioning for the Commercial Music emphasis are responsible for providing their own accompaniment for the audition. Students can either accompany themselves on piano or guitar (guitar not provided), or they can bring in a recorded accompaniment.
The audition requirements for composition students are the same for both the BA and BM degrees and can be found in detail here.