Admission to the Music and Music Education majors is competitive. Any student wishing to be considered for admission to these majors must submit additional application documents as well as audition for the Music Department faculty. These music documents need to be submitted in addition to the required documents to be considered for admission to the university.

Applicants are required to submit the Music Department Audition Application, one Music Teacher Recommendation and to attend a Music Audition. When filling out the Music Department Audition Application applicants will select a Music Audition date and will enter their Music Teacher Recommender’s contact information (the Music Teacher recommendation form will be emailed directly to the applicant’s chosen recommender).

It is required that you start the process by submitting either the Xavier Online Application or the Common Application. In order to submit the Music Department Audition Application students must first log in using their email address and previously set up password. If you applied to Xavier using the Common Application or have forgotten your password, please use the forgot your password option.

Audition Preparation

Applicants should prepare two music selections of contrasting styles and time periods. Students may want to consult with their private instructor or music director.

  • Voice Students: One selection should be in a language other than English. Students should be prepared to sight-read.
  • Instrumental Students: Students should be prepared to play two-octave major and minor scales.
  • Percussion Students: Click here for guidelines
Recorded Auditions

Applicants who are unable to attend audition dates due to travel distance have the option to send in recordings of audition materials. We recommend uploading recordings to YouTube or Dropbox, and email the share links to kristiansenm@xavier.edu.

Contact

Dr. Morten Kristiansen

Chair, Associate Professor, Musicology, Music Department

  • (513) 745-1015