On behalf of the Music Department at SUNY Oneonta, we would like to invite you to visit our
campus and tour the state of the art performance, production, and recording facilities.
The Music Department, home to some 400 majors, is vibrant and alive with the energy of creating, performing,
producing, and recording music. The Music Department includes a team of faculty with vast experience
in music and music industry. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in the world of music.
The following link has information on Music Major Audition.
Undergraduate Audition Requirements (BA in Music)
The Music Department requires all students in our BA in Music program to successfully audition on their primary instrument.
The audition is also an opportunity for students to meet and consult with our studio instructors. All auditions include the
four elements listed below. Please check below to see specific audition requirements for your instrument. If your instrument
is not listed below, simply prepare the general audition criteria, or contact the Music Department at (607) 436-3415. Students
are encouraged to consult their teacher to select good literature that can be performed well.
Vocal Audition Requirements
Voice auditions (20 minutes): Students will be asked to sing two contrasting songs from memory, be vocalized to hear quality of voice in different ranges, and to sight read a few exercises. A short interview will follow discussing student’s experience and interests in the degree programs in the department. Provide music in a three ring binder, or in a book, for the accompanist. Be prepared to perform first and have the interview after you sing.
Percussion Audition Requirements
Audition requirements for all percussionists applying for entry to the BA Music at SUNY Oneonta should prepare solos on two of the following instruments of their choice:
Auditioning students should also be prepared to demonstrate the following:
Auditioning students should bring 2 copies of each prepared solo, and all sticks/mallets they need to perform. All instruments will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own snare, if desired.
BA Music Students
In addition to being accepted into the college, BA in Music students are required to audition for acceptance into the music program.
After you are accepted into the college, the Music Department Chair will contact you to set up an audition time. (If you would like to
contact the Music Department before the Department Chair contacts you, please call Kay Gale at (607) 436- 3415).