All students requesting an audition with the MSU Band Program must apply to Morgan State University before the audition. Students can apply to Morgan State University online.

 

BAND AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 

WINDS

  • All Major and Minor Scales. Quarter note @ 12O BPMS.

  • Two contrasting etudes or movements

  • Sight reading

 

PERCUSSIONISTS

*All percussionists are required to audition on snare drum. If interested students can also audition on mallet and timpani for further consideration.

Mallet

  • All Major and Minor Scales. Quarter note @ 120 BPMS.

  • Two contrasting etudes or movements

  • Sight reading

 

Timpani

  • Perform snare drum rudiments on snare drum

  • Tune timpani

  • Two contrasting etudes

  • Sight reading

 

Battery (Snare Drum)

  • All Basic Rudiments. Opened and closed.

  • Two contrasting etudes or movements

  • Sight reading



AUDITIONS are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, contact the Morgan State University Bands office at: 443.885.3087 or msuband@msuband.org
 

Spring 2021 Audition Dates: Ongoing

 

VIDEO RECORDINGS accepted via YouTube link, MP4 or MOV formats. The recordings should be unaltered. Before each piece, announce the title and composer. Please note that an in person interview may be required for students seeking financial support.

 

If you have any additional questions please contact the MSU Bands office.