Audition & Scholarship Information

For prospective music majors and prospective students seeking additional scholarship awards in music...

All prospective students desiring to major in music are required to audition for the music faculty according to the guidelines below. 

Additionally, any student, regardless of intended major, may audition for scholarship consideration for awards up to $5,000.

Auditions for all majoring in a music program (Music Education major or General Music, Music Production, and Music Ministry concentrations) should be completed prior to May 1 of the entering year.

Those with a concentration in Music Production must also submit a one or two-page statement outlining their experience in music production. A recording of work created is also recommended.

All Music Education or Music (General Music, Music Ministry and Music Production concentrations) majors are required to take the Theory Placement Exam and the Keyboard Placement Exam before beginning classes. These exams can be scheduled the same day as your audition.

If you have auditioned for scholarship consideration, a second audition will not be necessary for the music majors. An additional audition may be necessary for placement or ensemble participation.

Audition Dates


The Department of Music offers auditions on the dates listed below.  However, if these dates do not suit your schedule, you may request a different date on the audition registration form.  Auditioning as early as possible is strongly encouraged.

2017-18 Audition Dates

Monday, February 19  (Music Discover Day)
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 24
Friday, April 6

Scholarship Details

Auditioned scholarships will be renewed annually, provided the student continues participation in a major ensemble (Chorale or Symphonic Band), takes applied lessons, remains a full-time student in good standing at Malone University, and shows progress on the auditioned instrument based on juries and teacher recommendations.

Half of each award will be credited to the student's account each semester.

If you have auditioned for one of the music majors or for scholarship consideration, you may have to audition again for ensemble participation and placement.