Audition Information

Audition Process and Information for Prospective Music Majors:
All students planning to major in music at East Texas Baptist University are required to audition for acceptance into the Department of Music. Students are encouraged to complete the audition process prior to beginning their work at ETBU. However, incoming students with no prior college music credit may choose to enroll in music courses and defer the official audition process until the completion of their first semester of music study at ETBU. Music students transferring from another college or university must complete the audition process prior to enrolling in ETBU music courses.

After acceptance into the Department of Music, students wishing to major in Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, or Music Education will audition or apply for these programs at the end of the first year of study as a music major. Application and audition procedures for these programs are outlined in detail in the Music Student Handbook. The audition process is outlined in detail on the music department website.

Audition Process for PROSPECTIVE MUSIC MAJORS ONLY.  Please complete and submit this online audition form.

As you complete the Online Audition Request Form, please note that there are several campus visit dates available or you may choose a specific date other than these listed.  Please check the Visit ETBU page for more information on these dates.

Below are links for the audition requirements:
Piano Audition Requirements
Voice Audition Requirements
Wind and Percussion Instrument Audition Requirements
Guitar Audition Requirements

Arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled audition time (see location below) so that you may check in at the Communication and Performing Arts Office, warm-up, and, if necessary, work with your assigned accompanist. Students should come to the School of Communication and Performing Arts Office located in the Jenna Guest Music Building. Practice rooms are available for warm-up and practice prior to the audition. The secretary, music faculty, or music students will show you to these rooms. Room location of the audition will also be given at this time.

Non-Music Majors, Music Minors, and Choir and Band participants:
No formal audition is required of students not planning to major in music. If you desire to participate in one or more of our ensembles, we encourage you to contact the ensemble directors as indicated below.

Concert Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, University Singers    
Dr. Justin Hodges -

Marching Band, Symphonic Band

Mark Crim -

Jazz Band

Dr. Douglas Lockard -

Opera Workshop
Dr. Virginia Lile Boaz -

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Contact Information:
Pam Purvis, Administrative Secretary
School of Communication and Performing Arts
One Tiger Drive
Marshall, TX 75670