Students desiring to major in music at Grove City College must complete an audition before a faculty committee for acceptance into the music department.
Auditions are held by appointment on Saturday college visitation or test days.
Alternate audition times must be scheduled through the music office. Every effort will be made to schedule your audition at an alternate time if you are coming to campus from a distance. The audition is required for admittance into the Music Department. While an in-person audition is preferred, a high quality DVD may be submitted when time or distance makes an in-person audition impossible. Upon completion of your audition, the Department of Music and Fine Arts will notify the Admissions Office that you have performed an audition and whether or not you are being recommended for acceptance by the Department of Music and Fine Arts. The Admissions Office makes the final decision on acceptances to the college. No decision will be made on your application by the Admissions Office if you have not completed your audition.
Applications for Grove City College Admission must be received by the Admissions Office Nov. 15 for Early Decision and Feb.1 for Regular Decision. A personal interview with Admissions is encouraged by the Department of Music and Fine Arts.
ALL MUSIC AUDITIONS FOR EARLY DECISION MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOV. 15.
ALL REGULAR DECISION MUSIC AUDITIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE FEB. 24.
Upcoming Audition Dates:
September 21, 2013
October 11, 2013 – Music Major
Day (auditions scheduled for registered participants)
October 26, 2013
November 2, 2013
January 25, 2014
February 17, 2014 (President’s
There is not a prescribed music solo list for the audition. Musical selections of the standard academic repertoire for your instrument or voice are appropriate. Two or three selections of contrasting style are preferred. The faculty will be looking for an appropriate level of competency and repertoire difficulty for the freshman level, above average musicality, and potential for growth. Memorization is encouraged but not mandatory. The performance section of the audition will last approximately 10 minutes.
Click here to view the Personal Data Sheet for Audition
Piano/Organ majors should prepare
classical selections, etudes and other types of keyboard literature,
preferably from different time periods. Pianists should also prepare 4
octave scales. For additional information contact Dr. Carter: firstname.lastname@example.org for piano
Dr. Konzen: email@example.com
for questions concerning the organ.
Voice majors should be familiar with
different styles of vocal literature such as art songs and
opera/oratorio. A selection from musical theater may also be included
with the previous requirement. Piano accompaniment will be provided for
voice auditions if needed, or you may provide your own. Piano proficiency
is encouraged for all voice majors, especially those planning a career in music
education. For more information contact Dr. Browne: firstname.lastname@example.org.
majors can perform any of the standard solo literature for the particular
instrument. Piano accompaniment is not a requirement. For more
information on band instruments contact Dr. Pisano: email@example.com.
String majors can perform any of the
standard solo literature for the particular instrument, however, any of the
Bach Partitas, Sonatas or Suites are encouraged as one of the selections.
Piano accompaniment is not a requirement. For more information on string
instruments contact Mr. Tedford: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students auditioning for acceptance by the music department
will also be tested in basic theory, tonal memory and rhythmic skills. Accepted music students are offered the opportunity to take a theory placement
test before the fall semester of the freshman year for correct course
Current GCC music majors will also be available to answer
any questions about student life and their experiences in the department and
ensembles. Parents are encouraged to attend the audition day.
Please try to schedule your audition on the earliest date
possible. Please FAX 724-458-2164 or bring the downloaded data sheet
to the Music Department on audition day if you have not previously completed
the form. In case of poor weather conditions, your interview and audition
can be re-scheduled. All telephone calls to the Department of Music
should be made to 724-458-2084.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled
audition time so that you are able to warm-up. You will be greeted at
room 126 in the upper level of the Pew Fine Arts Center. Additional information
will be sent closer to the audition date.