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Brass Area Audition Requirements

All students seeking admission into a music major degree program must complete an entrance audition. Auditions are in a one-on-one setting with the EKU professor for your instrument and are generally held in that professor's studio.  Prospective students are expected to demonstrate acceptable levels of achievement in performance in terms of intonation, tone quality and rhythmic accuracy. Students may be accepted on probationary status at the discretion of the applied teacher and the department chair.  Departmental audition dates and the application form may be found at  To schedule an alternative date please contact the EKU brass professor for your instrument. If you would like to set up a visit the EKU Department of Music prior to the audition date we'll be happy to find a date for the visit and tailor the intinerary based on your interests.  Students often attend music classes, take a campus tour, visit ensemble rehearsals, and take a complimentary lesson.

Specific audition requirements:

All prospective music students must formally apply to Eastern Kentucky University before they can be considered for a music scholarship or admission as a music major. Detailed instructions regarding the application process may found at the EKU Admissions website.

Music scholarships are awarded based upon demonstrated performance abilities and departmental needs. Students who audition prior to March 1 will automatically be evaluated for scholarship consideration. Students who perform their entrance audition after March 1 may be considered for a music scholarship if funding is still available. Therefore, early auditions are recommended.

All incoming freshmen will take a theory placement exam which will be administered during your Freshman Orientation Day.  Information about preparation for the theory placement exam, as well as general preparation for college music theory, can be found at the Music Theory Entrance Exam page.


Financial aid is available to undergraduates in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs. A music scholarship is one potential financial resource. Eastern Kentucky University offers a comprehensive program of financial aid to assist students in obtaining a college education. Students are encouraged to explore all available resources for financial assistance.

Students will not be accepted into the Department of Music until they have successfully auditioned.

All transfer students must also complete and submit a waiver form prior to auditioning.


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