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  • Music Therapy Auditions


    In addition to applying for admission to the University, all applicants interested in pursuing a music degree must perform an audition prior to their first semester enrolling in music courses. Auditions serve admission and placement purposes, and are also for talent scholarship consideration.

    Applicants interested in admission to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Music Therapy degree program are required to pass a three-part audition process before beginning coursework:


    Pre-selection Audition: Tuesday, January 10, 2017


    A completed application form and a DVD containing the following should be received by the due date above:

    1. Auditionee singing a song and accompanying themselves on guitar OR piano.
    2. A 1-2 minute response to the question “Why I want to be a music therapist.”


    On-Site Therapy Audition: Saturday, February 11, 2017


    After being notified via email of passing the DVD pre-selection process, auditionees will be invited to an on-site audition and asked to show the following memorized repertoire:

    1. A recital-ready (classical) piece on their principal instrument
    2. A sung popular/contemporary song, accompanied on piano
    3. A sung folk or children’s song, accompanied on guitar


    Please consult the application form for more details on the above audition requirements.


    On-Site Area Audition: Various dates determined by area, Jan/Feb, 2017


    Potential music therapy majors who have been invited to the live audition must also audition on their major instrument for the studio faculty in each area. All applicants invited to the live audition must audition according to the requirements set forth by each area.

    1. Students with Voice, Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion as their major instrument will do their Area audition on Saturday, February 11.
    2. Students with Piano as their major instrument will do their Area audition on Saturday, February 18.
    3. Students with Strings or Harp as their major instrument will do their Area audition on a date to be determined.

    (Please note that students whose primary instrument is piano, strings, or harp may be required to travel twice to campus to complete both a music therapy and instrument audition due to different area audition dates.)


    For specific area requirements and audition dates, please refer to the music Admissions page.




    For additional information, contact:

    Music Therapy Academic Program Director: 

    Maureen Hearns at maureen.hearns@usu.edu


    Music Therapy Clinical Training Director: 

    Letha Winger at letha.winger@usu.edu.