Prospective students planning to pursue music as a major or minor must audition for the music faculty. Those wishing to audition for acceptance into the Bachelor's or Master's degree, undergraduate scholarships, or graduate assistantships should ideally do so on one of the scheduled audition days to receive full consideration, although we do schedule additional auditions if necessary. Prospective Graduate String Students who are interested in the Patti Johnson Wilson Graduate Fellowships in String Orchestral Performance, please click here.
Audition days will include a campus tour, meet & greet with OSU faculty, Q&A session for future students and parents, and shadowing OSU students. Auditioning students may request a virtual audition or submit a video recording in lieu of an in-person audition. All string auditions will be virtual in 2021. Percussion auditions have been moved to February only.
Students auditioning for a music major or minor will take an online theory placement exam the day of your audition. The exam will determine which theory course will best fit your skill level and does not affect your acceptance into the School of Music. You can take the test up to two times during your audition day. You will also be allowed to retake the test in May if you are not satisfied with your original scores.
To schedule your auditon, click below:
Audition Weekend #1
- Friday, January 15, 2021
Piano Audition & Competition
- Saturday, February 13, 2021
Audition Weekend #2
- Friday, February 19, 2021
- Saturday, February 20, 2021