College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Auditions

At Cal Poly Pomona Music, we seek to study and promote music of the highest quality within any given genre. We develop musicians who listen with awareness, and who may explore multiple musical styles and traditions.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC PROGRAM (BM)

Performance option audition guidelines

Composition option portfolio/interview guidelines

Pedagogy (Music Education) option audition/interview guidelines

BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAM (BA)

Music Industry Studies (MIS) - No audition is required for admission. However, incoming students who wish to be considered for scholarship support should plan to audition on the first Saturday of Feburary. 

MIS Scholarship Audition Guidelines and VIdeo

General Studies in Music - No audition is required. However, incoming students who wish to be considered for scholarship support should plan to audition on the first Saturday of February. (For a general idea of suitable audition material, please refer to audition guidelines for Performance, Composition, Music Education, or MIS, above.)

AUDITION CALENDAR

(Ensemble auditions are handled separately. For times and requirements, contact ensemble directors at Ensembles.)

Four general departmental auditions are held each year. Each hears multiple kinds of presentations, such as entrance auditions, jury auditions, upper-division auditions, auditions for studio and change-of-option auditions.

August “Fall-Conference” Audition

Held on Wednesday afternoon, the day before classes begin
Primarily for studio-placement auditions

December “Fall Semester” Juries and Audition

Held during finals week of Fall semester
Signup sheets are posted outside the main office for the two weeks prior

February “Applicant” Audition

Held on the first Saturday of February
For incoming freshmen and transfer applicants
Students are emailed links to sign up for audition times
Scholarship eligibility, as well as entrance qualification, will be assessed
Online video-posting is an option for those unable to be there in person

May “Spring Semester” Juries and Audition

Held during finals week of Spring semester
Signup sheets are posted outside the main office for the two weeks prior