Commonly Asked Questions

You will take a short Music Theory placement exam and piano proficiency on the day of your audition.  These will be scheduled for you.

No.  Students from all majors are active and important members of our ensembles.

Ensemble auditions occur the Monday before classes begin each fall semester. Check our facebook page for more information regarding ensemble auditions in the fall.

Wind players: prepare excerpts that demonstrate both technical and expressive playing.  Be prepared to sight read and play scales.  Play in the style of the group for which you are auditioning (jazz, classical, etc.).

Vocalists: prepare a piece that can be performed without an accompanist.  Be prepared to sight read and to sing through your entire vocal range. Sing in the style of the group for which you are auditioning (classical, jazz, musical theatre, etc.).

Yes. Find more information here, or contact us if you have any specific questions.

Of course!  Simply list the instruments you wish to audition on when setting up an audition.

Yes.  Along with your application to Messiah University , you should submit an application to the Department of Music.

Yes!  Check out our scholarships page.

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Yes, and we look forward to meeting with you! Email us to set up a lesson or an overnight campus visit.