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  • Guitar Auditions


    In addition to applying for admission to the University, all applicants interested in pursuing a music degree must perform an audition on their major instrument prior to their first semester enrolling in music courses.  Schedule your audition by filling out the Online Audition Application (must be submitted no later than one week prior to the audition date).  Auditions serve admission and placement purposes, and are also for talent scholarship consideration.


    Guitar area auditions for the 2019-20 academic year:

    Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., FAC 124


    Applicants with guitar as their primary instrument considering a Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Guitar emphasis, or a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Guitar emphasis, should prepare the following:


    1. Major and minor scales

    2. Basic chords

    3. Bar chords

    4. Finger-style and/or pick-style solo demonstrating the auditionee's highest level of musicianship and technical facility 


    Guitar scholarships are awarded only to intended music performance or music education majors. 


    If travel distance or schedule conflicts prevent you from auditioning live, you may submit a video recording of your audition.  Your video audition must satisfy the audition requirements specified for your instrument.  Click HERE to fill out and submit your “Recorded Audition Submission Form.”


    For questions regarding guitar audition repertoire, please contact Corey Christiansen at corey.christiansen@usu.edu.