Audition Applications

Fall 2021 Audition Dates - September 13, October 4, October 23, November 15

Fill out the audition form below and sign up for the JBU Preview Days on one of the dates above by registering at this link!  These days will include special showcase performances by students and faculty in Music & Theatre. You won't want to miss it!

Music and Theatre Auditions

Every opportunity with JBU Music & Theatre begins with an audition, from scholarships to program placement to ensemble participation.

Schedule an Audition

Can’t make it to campus? No problem! Email us to set up a virtual audition.

Voice Major/Minor Audition Requirements:

  • Performance of two prepared selections: at least one art song from traditional repertoire (foreign language preferred) and a second contrasting selection (musical theatre and contemporary commercial styles are permitted). For Worship Arts majors, one selection may be a praise and worship song.
  • Demonstration of skills at the keyboard or other instrument, if applicable.

Piano or Organ Major/Minor Audition Requirements:

  • Performance of two prepared selections from traditional literature, representing contrasting style periods. For Worship Arts majors, one selection may be an arrangement of a praise and worship song or traditional hymn.
  • Playing of the scale and arpeggio on the tonic chord from any major or minor key.

Instrumental Major/Minor Audition Requirements:

  • Performance of two contrasting selections demonstrating lyrical playing and technical proficiency. Repertoire may include studies, etudes, and sonata, or concerto literature, classical in nature. Sample repertoire is that of state solo and ensemble competitions.
  • Playing of major scales through four sharps and four flats demonstrating the full range of the instrument.
  • Sight-reading a short excerpt.

NOTE: Bass players, guitar players, and set drummers may send a recording consisting of a demonstration of playing in contemporary styles and improvising. Recorded excerpts from ensembles such as jazz bands, combos, and worship teams may be included to demonstrate abilities in ensemble playing.

 Theatre Minor Audition Requirements:

  • Performance of a two minute monologue, live or via recording.  Technical theatre students do not need to prepare a monologue.
  • Completion of the application found here.

Ensemble Audition Requirements:

1. Cathedral Choir or Women’s Chorus

Students will sing one song that demonstrates musicianship and vocal ability (hymn or other simple song). Students will also be asked to demonstrate vocal range, intonation, and strength of musical ear.

2. Instrumental Ensembles or Jazz Ensemble

Students should prepare one instrumental selection that demonstrates musicianship and technical ability. Appropriate material may include selections prepared for solo and ensemble competitions. Students may also be asked to play scales and demonstrate sight-reading ability.

3. Chapel Bands

All students interested in auditioning for the JBU Chapel Bands must fill out an online application with the Office of Christian Formation. Specific dates for auditions and links to audition applications will be released the first week of fall semester classes. Audition requirements will be included in the released information.

**Auditions will take place during orientation at the beginning of the semester.**