Admissions and Auditions
To participate in the University of Missouri - St. Louis Music Department, students must meet the requirements of admissions into the university. University admissions information can be reached at 314-516-5461 or by clicking on this link.
University of Missouri-St. Louis Music Department Auditions and Admissions
The University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Music offers three types of auditions:
1. Entrance auditions for potential music majors,
2. Music ensemble scholarship auditions for music and non-music majors, and
3. Ensemble membership auditions.
1) Entrance Auditions
To be admitted into the UMSL Department of Music, the potential music major is required to audition on his or her primary music instrument or voice. Click on the appropriate performance area below to read the specific audition requirements. Audition times can be reserved by calling one of the appropriate faculty members listed below.
Voice Audition Requirements - to schedule a vocal audition, please contact Prof. James Henry at (314) 516-6607
String Audition Requirements - to schedule a string audition, please contact Prof. John McGrosso at (314) 516-4917
Wind and Brass Audition Requirements - to schedule an audition on an orchestral/band woodwind or brass instrument, please contact Prof. Gary Brandes at (314) 516-2263 (516-BAND)
Percussion Audition Requirements - to schedule a percussion audition, please contact Prof. Matt Henry at (314) 516-7970
Classical Guitar Audition Requirements - to schedule a guitar audition, please contact Prof. Alan Rosenkoetter at (314) 935-5542
Piano Audition Requirements - to schedule a piano audition, please contact Prof. Alla Voskoboynikova at (314) 516-4198
Organ and Hapsichord Audition Requirements - to schedule an organ or harpsichord audition, please contact Dr. Barbara Harbach at (314) 516-7776
Note: Keyboard and guitar students will be admitted to the BM: Music Education program only by successful audition for and full participation in applied voice (six hours) and University Singers [for those seeking vocal/choral certification]; or, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble or Orchestra [for those seeking instrumental certification]. This is in addition to the requirement for a successful keyboard or guitar audition [This does not impact the other BM or BA in Music degrees].
2) Music Ensemble Scholarship Audition
The results of this audition are used to determine the amount of a student's ensemble scholarship. For music majors, the results of the entrance audition are used to determine scholarships. For non-music majors the requirements of the music ensemble scholarship audition are somewhat less formal.
Scholarship Audition Information
3) Ensemble Membership Audition
The results of this audition are used to determine the student's placement within an auditioned music ensemble. The results of either the entrance audition or the ensemble scholarship audition can be used for ensemble membership placement. For non-music majors not requesting an entrance audition or a scholarship audition, the ensemble membership audition is less stringent.
Orchestra Audition Information
Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Band Audition Information
Vocal Ensemble Audition Information
Jazz Ensemble Audition Information
Graduate Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master of Music Education program requires a bachelor of music in music education degree (or equivalent), admission to the Graduate School, and three letters of recommendation. The program requires completion of 32 hours of graduate credit, 22 of which must be earned in residence.