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Prospective students interested in learning more about the School of Music may schedule a campus visit. A campus visit is a good way to get a sense of everyday life at WSU, sit in on a rehearsal or an academic class, and get to know current students and faculty prior to your audition day visit.

At Wichita State, all incoming freshmen and transfer students, interested in majoring in music, are required to audition for admittance into the School of Music. Applicants must have adequate performance backgrounds. The audition will decide placement within the slected program. Transfer students must satisfy music performance and academic expectations at the time of transfer. 

To schedule an audition, please complete this form.

Please find your audition requirements for your instrument below.

Violin

  • One three octave major and one three octave minor scale demonstrating legato slurs and spiccato.
  • One movement of a standard concerto or concert piece.
  • One movement of an unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita or a movement of a Baroque Sonata.

Viola

  • One three octave major and one three octave minor scale demonstrating legato slurs and spiccato.
  • A prelude and one dance movement from JS Bach Suites.
  • One movement from a standard concerto such as Telemann, Handel, JC Bach, Stamitz or Hoffmeister.

Cello

  • One three octave major and one three octave minor scale demonstrating legato slurs and spiccato.
  • Prelude and one dance movement from JS Bach Cello Suites.
  • One additional contrasting piece of repertoire.
  • Duport Etude No. 7 AND Popper Etude No. 6.

Double Bass

  • One major and one minor two octave scale.
  • Two contrasting movements from the basic double bass sonata, concerto and concert piece repertoire such as works by Vivaldi, Capuzzi, Dragonett, Corelli, Eccles, Bottesini, etc.

Please complete the audition application here.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch. We are very pleased that you are considering Wichita State for your music studies.

Dr. Mark Laycock
mark.laycock@wichita.edu
316.978.6202