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Audition Information

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Students are expected to demonstrate acceptable levels of achievement during their audition performance.  Students may also be accepted on probationary status at the discretion of the applied teacher and the School of Music Director. For more information about applying to the School of Music, visit our APPLY page.


  • By appointment only

The School of Music encourages all prospective students to schedule an audition on the announced audition days in January and February. Each announced audition day includes the opportunity for parents and students to ask questions of the administration and current EKU student representatives, a tour of the Foster Music Building, audition with EKU Music faculty and sit in during large ensemble rehearsals.

Audition day schedule:

10:00 am Welcome and Introductions (Gifford Theatre, Campbell Building)
10:30 am Parent tour and Student Warm-ups
11:00 am Auditions (various locations on campus)
12:15 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:25 pm Studio Class (Optional- location by instrument)
2:30 pm Ensemble Rehearsal (Optional- location by ensemble)

If you are unable to attend any of the announced dates, our faculty would be happy to help you make individual arrangements for an audition by appointment. 


Graduate students will audition by appointment only. Please contact the faculty representative for your applied instrument.

Prospective students can learn more about audition requirements through the links and Q&A below.

Audition Requirements:

Q: I would like to apply and audition for a scholarship; how do I do that?

A: It’s easy! All applicants that mark they would like to be considered for a scholarship on the school of music application, are received by March 1 and have auditioned by March 1will be considered for a scholarship.

There are additional scholarship opportunities available for music students here

Q: Who will adjudicate my audition?

A: There may be several faculty members present at your audition, the number may vary. These faculty members will be familiar with your instrument and upon a successful completion of your audition, some will be your future instructors.

Q: How should I prepare for my audition?

A: Each instrument has different requirements, and these requirements are found above. Please prepare for the audition using these requirements as a guide.

Q: What should I bring to my audition?

A: Please bring any materials you need for your performance, including music for an accompanist, if needed. Please specify your accompaniment needs on your application form and be sure to prepare the specific audition requirements for your applied area (instrument or voice). Additionally, please wear a mask while visiting EKU and if you have a performance mask (silted instrument mask) please bring it as well if needed for your instrument. 

Q: Where do I park for my audition?

A: Directly across from the Foster building on Crabbe St. is a pay lot with an app you can pay to park in this location. More information can be found here. Alternatively, you can request a visitors parking permit. Visitor parking is limited, and only in marked locations. There is a fee for a visitors parking permit more information can be found here

Q: When will I know if I am receiving a sholarship?

A: Scholarship determinations are made in multiple rounds. Results from the first round will be released March 15, and results from the final round will be released June 1. You may receive notice of an awarded scholarship any time between those dates.

Q: Who should I contact if I have further questions?

A:Please call our school of music office at 859-622-3266 or send an email if you have further questions.

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