To enroll as a music major or minor in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the School of Music, students must:
(1) be admitted to the University of Alabama; and
(2) audition successfully for the appropriate faculty member(s) in the School of Music
In lieu of (2) above, any student intending to major in composition must submit a portfolio of compositions, and any student intending to major in theory must submit a writing sample and a statement of career goals. Please contact Dr. Thomas Robinson for details.
Auditions occur in the studios and performing spaces of the Moody Music Building.
The audition must include three works of contrasting style that exhibit musical and technical difficulty appropriate to college music study. For singers, the undergraduate audition program should demonstrate the potential understanding of the classical vocal style (i.e., three art songs in the classical style with one (minimum) sung in a foreign language.)
Auditions in more than one area are discouraged.
Students should plan to spend at least a half-day on campus for an audition. On audition day, students will have the opportunity to meet with various members of the faculty and staff and to tour the facilities. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty and administration.
Students who cannot audition in person because of distance from campus may audition by submitting a recorded audition. Recorded auditions must follow the same format as live auditions and must be recorded on a compact disc, a high-quality audio cassette, VHS format video tape, or DVD. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a completed audition application with “Recorded Audition” written at the bottom.