Entrance Audition Requirements
Entrance Audition Requirements (pdf)
Guitar & Bass students, see ALSO information below.
Private instruction is essential, and it is expected that students will spend extensive time in preparation for the audition. Original compositions are not appropriate for an entrance audition. Applicants for all music degree programs must successfully audition on their instrument to be accepted into the Department of Music. On audition day, applicants should bring a copy of the audition pieces to be performed.
Specific questions may be addressed by calling the Department of Music at 978-934-3850.
Guitar - Steel String, Electric, Acoustic
Audition requirements of applicants planning to study guitar: please read everything in the entrance audition requirements (pdf) file and all applicants must perform the two downloadable solos below:
Jazz Bass, Electric, Acoustic
Applicants who wish to study jazz bass (electric or acoustic) will be expected to have prepared a minimum of the following materials. Please read everything in the entrance audition requirements (pdf) file and:
All applicants must perform these two downloadable bass pieces. Be sure to perform the pieces in the appropriate tempos and rhythmic styles.