department of music

Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

music@uri.edu – 401.874.2431 or 401.874.5955

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Auditions

2016-17 audition dates:

  • Dec 3, 2016
  • Feb 25, 2017
  • March 11, 2017
  • April 1, 2017

Applying to the University of Rhode Island as a music major is a two-step process—application (through Common Application) along with an audition.

Students planning to major in music are required to audition in their principal performing area. Students seeking a music scholarship or those who intend to minor in music, regardless of the degree program they choose, also need to audition. Auditions can happen before or after your application to the University is submitted.

There are two parts to the audition process:

  • performance audition: Auditions are juried performances before music faculty members and are used to determine a student’s level of playing or singing ability. All candidates must be musically qualified for study at the freshman level in their applied performance area.
  • placement theory examination: A placement theory test involving written theory, ear training, sight singing, and rhythmic clapping will be given to all students for placement in the music theory curriculum. 

Auditions are juried performances before music faculty members and are used to determine the student’s level of playing or singing ability. All candidates must be musically qualified for study at the freshman level in their applied performance area. A successful audition is also a prerequisite for all students who seek a music scholarship or who intend to minor in music, regardless of their degree program.

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