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Fredonia boasts a rich and diverse musical environment, with opportunities to perform, create, innovate, teach, and lead. Our faculty and alumni are award-winning ... our degree programs prepare you for real-world success ... our campus is modern, beautiful, and welcoming. 

Auditioning for the Fredonia School of Music

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(please note: there is an audition application fee)

The purpose of the audition is to gather evidence of both current ability and the potential to complete the preferred degree program. Thus, we look for pitch accuracy, correct and steady rhythm, physical coordination, the ability to make expressive musical statements, and disciplined work habits.

  • Applicants may choose to audition In Person (on campus), or submit a video audition. There is an audition application fee.
  • The school does not specify audition repertoire; rather, we encourage you to consult with your teacher to choose good literature that you can perform well. 
  • Voice auditions must include piano accompaniment.  Instrumental auditions must be unaccompanied.
  • Candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree in Performance are expected to demonstrate a higher level of proficiency than applicants for other programs.
  • If you audition via recorded video, we will contact you later for a "follow-up session" (via Zoom), which will include sight-reading on your instrument, and an Aural Skills Test of sight-singing, rhythm matching, and pitch matching. We recommend that you practice these basic musicianship skills with a music teacher before your audition.
  • We also strongly encourage those auditioning via video to schedule a campus visit, if at all possible.
  • If you would like to attempt to place into a higher level of theory and/or aural skills, see the instructions and deadlines here.
  • Collaborative Piano applicants MUST choose the 

2024-2025 Music Audition Schedule

  • November 9, 2024 (for spring 2025 enrollment)
  • February 1, 2025
  • February 8, 2025
  • February 22, 2025
  • March 1, 2025
  • March 29, 2025

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The School of Music receives many more applications than we are able to admit, so we strongly recommend auditioning before the final date.

Questions? Contact the School of Music office at or 716-673-3151.


School of Music Office

  • Mason Hall State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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