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Auditions

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.

On-Campus Auditions

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.

  • January Audition Day
    January 15th & 16th, 2020
    Registration Deadline: December 15th, 2019
  • February Audition Day
    February 12th & 13th, 2020
    Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2020

On-Campus Audition Registration Steps

Review the audition criteria

See what is expected for your instrument and discuss that criteria with your teacher. Review the audition criteria.

Submit your admissions application

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.

Register for your audition

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).

Request letters of recommendation

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:

  • Via the Common Application
  • Via email: admissions@furman.edu and furmanmusic@furman.edu
  • Via postal mail to:
    Furman University Music Department
    Attn:
     Marcella Frese, Program Coordinator
    3300 Poinsett Hwy
    Greenville, SC 29613

Suggestions:

  1. Ask early! Share your college goals with your recommenders.
  2. Communicate the deadline to submit their letter of recommendation.
  3. Supply your recommender with the contact information listed above.  They may wish to submit their recommendation to the Furman Music Department directly.
  4. Don’t forget to thank them!

Recorded Auditions

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

Recorded Audition Registration Steps

Review the audition criteria

See what is expected for your instrument and discuss that criteria with your teacher. Review the audition criteria.

Submit your admissions application

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.

Register for your recorded audition

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).

Submit your recorded audition media files

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: admissions@furman.edu and furmanmusic@furman.edu Via an online file-sharing platform (dropbox, etc.): Make the link shareable, and email the link to admissions@furman.edu and furmanmusic@furman.edu

Request letters of recommendation

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.

Letters of Recommendation may be submitted:

  • Via the Common Application
  • Via email: admissions@furman.edu and furmanmusic@furman.edu
  • Via postal mail to:
    Furman University Music Department
    Attn:
     Marcella Frese, Program Coordinator
    3300 Poinsett Hwy
    Greenville, SC 29613

Suggestions:

  1. Ask early! Share your college goals with your recommenders.
  2. Communicate the deadline to submit their letter of recommendation.
  3. Supply your recommender with the contact information listed above.  They may wish to submit their recommendation to the Furman Music Department directly.
  4. Don’t forget to thank them!