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Students audition for two purposes: to join one of our performing ensembles or as part of their application to a music program.
Auditions are required of both non-majors and music majors who want to participate in any of our performing ensembles – Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale, and One Accord.
The audition process in which the music faculty will determine your vocal range, aptitude for both tonal and rhythmic memory, and your level of sight-reading ability. While there is no specific way to prepare for such an evaluation, daily use of your singing voice is recommended during the weeks preceding the audition.
Several options are available, depending on whether you are a new student or returning student:
program entrance auditions
An essential step in beginning a major or minor program in music is the audition. Its purpose is to evaluate your background and determine your potential as a music student. Designed as an introduction to what you will be doing as a member of the musical community at Baptist Bible College, the audition contains three components:
|NOTE: Acceptance into Baptist Bible College does not constitute acceptance into any of the degree programs offered by the Music Department. Successful completion of the audition process, in addition to acceptance by the college, is needed for admission to music programs.|
Students wishing to audition for admittance into the music program must:
Although you can audition as late as your arrival on campus to begin your first semester of study, we highly recommend early auditions for all of our applicants. Check with the Music Department on dates and times.
All prospective students who schedule an audition must submit an audition application. This form must be received at least two weeks prior to your audition date.
Note for vocalists and instrumentalists: An accompanist will be provided for your audition. Please include copies of your music when you submit the audition application.
Send completed form to:
c/o Music Department
Baptist Bible College & Seminary
538 Venard Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Church Music, Music Ministries, Music Education, Worship Pastor, and Music Minor applicants will:
For Composition applicants:
Students who choose composition as their applied proficiency will:
- Audition in piano, voice, or instrument (see above).
- Submit examples of your work at your audtion. If you have not yet produced any compositions you must demonstrate, after your second semester, an aptitude for composition as well as a grasp of functional theory. This should include keyboard improvisational skills.
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