This information pertains to the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Industry and Breadth Studies, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition and Media Composition. Your audition material should reflect your best musical and technical proficiency.
Students wishing to audition for entrance into the CSUN Music program must submit an audition application by the specified deadline. Students auditioning must be in the process of admission to the University for the semester they are auditioning for.
The CSUN Music Department does not offer a Minor in Music.
Those students who already hold a master's degree in music will not be able to receive a second masters from CSUN at this time.
For information pertaining to the Masters of Music degrees, please visit the page for our graduate degrees.
AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2022 ADMISSION
All incoming students will be sent an audition application from the Office of Admissions & Records once you apply to the university.
If you are a current CSUN student, please contact the Music Department Undergraduate Advisor, Nicole Hovland, for an audition application.
*FOR LIVE AUDITION DATES - AUDITION APPLICATION IS DUE JANUARY 16, 2022. Please refer to this chart when choosing a live audition date:
- BA JAZZ (Music Industry, Composition, Commercial & Media Writing): February 12, February 26, March 5
- GUITAR: February 5, February 12, February 26
- PERCUSSION: February 5, February 12, February 26
- PIANO: February 5, February 12, March 5
- STRINGS: February 5, February 12, February 26
- VOICE: February 12, February 26, March 5
- WINDS/BRASS: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5
AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2022 ADMISSION
VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021
Please note the following options are NOT open for the Spring 2022 audition application:
BA - Breadth Studies
BA - Music Education
BA - Music Industry Studies
BA - Music Therapy
BM - Jazz Studies
If you are a current music student who is seeking to change music options, please contact the Undergraduate Music Advisor, Nicole Hovland.
Placement Examinations for 2022
Undergraduate Placement Tests:
Musicianship & Theory
This test will be administered online in November (for SPRING 2022) and May (FALL 2022). Students will be contacted via email with the exams - these exams are NOT required if you wish to start at level one in musicianship and theory. For questions about test administration, please contact Nicole Hovland: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding exam material, please contact Dr. McCaffrey - email@example.com.
Students will receive a keyboard questionnaire to fill out in November (SPRING 2022) and May (FALL 2022). This questionnaire will help us to place you. In addition, any junior college transcripts will also be used in the placement process.
Contact: Gayle Kowalchyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Ensemble Information
Ensembles directors will be sending out e-mails or posting on their own sites information for fall ensemble auditions. Most of our major ensembles will run auditions during the week leading up to the start of classes. If you do not receive an e-mail or need additional information, please contact the ensemble or department chair in late July.