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Undergraduate Audition Information

Visit the WKU Music Department Audition Apply Now page to apply.

  • Prospective undergraduate students must apply first for admission to Western Kentucky University. To apply for WKU, click here.
  • Then, apply for admission to the WKU Music Program and sign up for an audition day/time. For more information about the WKU Music Program, click here.

Audition repertoire for all music undergraduate students should include the following:

  • Major scales (up to 4 flats and 4 sharps)
  • Two contrasting etudes from standard repertoire. Typically, your most recent all-state audition material is sufficient.
  • A brief sight reading selection will be present as well.

Additionally, those applying as music performance majors should prepare a solo of your choice from the standard repertoire*. 3-5 minutes is sufficient. If you are playing a larger work (concerto, sonata, etc...), only one movement is required. 

  • *Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Humphreys with any questions regarding the repertoire you are considering for your audition. To contact, click here.

Big Red Marching Band, Non-Music Majors, and Music Minors:

  • Please prepare 3-5 minutes of music that demonstrates your ability. Additional information on joining the Big Red Marching Band can be found here.

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 Last Modified 12/21/22