Music Audition Days are open to all freshman applicants – intended majors and non-majors, alike. Music Scholarship amounts and recipients will be determined by instrument need, student skill, intended major, and intended level of music participation.
Your Furman Music Audition will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the Friday or Saturday of one of the weekends listed below. You will be able to indicate your preferred date on your audition registration. As a part of your audition experience, we invite you to attend a Friday night performance, which highlights some of the department’s finest musicians. Tickets are complimentary for you and your family and guests.
See what is expected for your instrument and discuss that criteria with your teacher. Review the audition criteria.
Students must first gain access to their Online Status Page before registering for an audition. Upon submitting their admissions application, students will receive a confirmation email with a link to access their Online Status Page, where they will find the Music Audition Day registration link.
Log into your Online Status Page, to which you gained access upon submitting your Admissions Application. There you will find the Music Audition Day registration link. Please note that at the end of the Audition Day Registration form you will be required to upload your music resume. This should be a 1-2-page document listing your music experience, honors, awards, major performances, major/recent repertoire, ensemble memberships. Include the names and titles of recent music teachers (last 3-4 years).
Though not required for admission to the university, Furman Music requires that students attending an audition day submit at least one letter of recommendation from a current or recent music instructor. The more, the better! Music Letters of Recommendation must be submitted at least two weeks prior to a student’s audition.
Letters of Recommendation may be submitted:
It is preferred that students attend an on-campus Audition Day whenever possible. However, if distance or unavoidable conflict prevents you from joining us for one of the audition days, we encourage you to submit a Recorded Audition. During the on-campus Music Audition Days, students are required to complete a music theory placement test as a part of your audition. Students submitting a recorded audition as intended music majors will be required to complete a make-up theory placement test when then move onto campus in the fall.
Recorded Audition Submission Deadline: February 2nd, 2020
Videos with good image and sound quality are a must. All selections should meet the Furman Music audition criteria. Recorded Audition media files may be submitted by way of one of the methods listed below. Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Via an online file-sharing platform (dropbox, etc.): Make the link shareable, and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Though not required for admission to the university, Furman Music requires that students submit at least one letter of recommendation from a current or recent music instructor. The more, the better! Music Letters of Recommendation must be submitted by one of the methods listed below prior to February 2, 2020.