Music Applicants

Music Applicants​​

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 November 15 for Early Decision and February1 for Regular Decision. A personal interview with Admissions is encouraged by the Department of Music and Fine Arts.



Upcoming Audition Dates:       

October 11
October 13 – Music Major Day REGISTER
November 1
November 8
January 31
February 16Presidents Day

 Audition Requirements

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: for piano questions and Dr. Konzen: 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. Mueller


Brass/Woodwind/ Percussion/Guitar 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:


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: 

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 placement.

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.

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