Audition Information

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Audition Information

In addition to submitting a completed application for admission to Westfield State University, all prospective music majors and minors must audition to be considered for admission to the music program. The application deadline is March 1st, 2018.

Audition dates for the current Academic Year:

*December dates by appointment only.  Contact Karen Ducharme in the music office at  413-572-5356 or to schedule an audition.*
February 10, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 7, 2018

To schedule an audition, please complete and submit an Audition Data Form.

Students interested in part-time, Post-Baccalaureate, or Second Bachelor's programs should contact Shelly Henrichon in the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education prior to scheduling an audition (

Classical instrument specific requirements 
Choose from the following:
Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone)
Brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba)
Classical Guitar
Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)

Jazz Studies requirements

All Instrument categories click here

What To Expect

The audition visit generally takes about two hours. First, you will take part in a short question and answer session where you will meet with faculty members and students, and have an opportunity to learn more about our programs. Next, you will take short placement exams in the areas of Music Theory and Music History. Finally, your performance - this is conducted much like a "mini-lesson," where you’ll perform for and interact with the faculty. You’ll also be asked to demonstrate your sightreading and sightsinging abilities.

Please understand that a successful audition does not guarantee admission to Westfield State University. You must also be accepted by the Office of Admissions at Westfield State University. 

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