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Scholarships and Auditions

Talent grants are awarded for participation in ULM instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Regardless of their intended major, students must audition in order to be considered for a talent grant. Talent grant amounts range from $250 to the full cost of attendance per semester and are renewable on a yearly basis.

Students whose permanent residence is outside of Louisiana may be awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver, which is currently valued at almost $3,000 per semester.

The audition process for each of the five areas within the Department of Music is listed below. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. Auditions periodically occur off-campus in local schools if that would be more feasible for you. Please contact us if that is a better option for you or your prospective students.

Before being accepted as a music or music education major, a student must successfully complete an entrance audition (personal or solo performance recording) and a theory placement examination. For further information, please contact us via phone at (318) 342-3811 or email at music@ulm.edu

If you would like more specific information about any aspect of your audition, please feel free to contact any of the individual instructors.

Transfer, graduate, and students returning after an extended absence should expect more advanced criteria in audition materials and must contact the appropriate instrumental instructor for complete requirements.

2015-2016 Vocal, Instrumental, and Piano Audition Dates for Majors and Non-Majors

Download application forms: Vocal, Instrumental, Keyboard

  • Friday, October 30th, 2015 - 1:30pm
  • Friday, February 26th, 2016 - 1:30pm
  • Friday, March 18th, 2016 - 1:30pm
  • Friday, April 15th, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Sound of Today will hold Fall 2015 Drumline Auditions on Saturday, April 18th. For more information, click here.

Non-major Instrumental Audition Requirements: 

Brass and Woodwind Major Audition Requirements

All woodwind and brass players wishing to pursue a music degree at ULM are required to audition for admission, and should begin by contacting the School of Visual and Performing Arts Office, 318-342-3811, or the appropriate applied teacher.  The student should be prepared to schedule a time to visit the campus, meet with the band director and/or applied teacher, and play an audition. (It is not necessary to do all of these in one visit.) 

Generally, prospective students should be prepared to play:

Piano Major Audition Requirements

Major/harmonic minor scales and arpeggios, parallel motion, 4 octaves. Two memorized pieces in contrasting style from standard keyboard literature. The following examples may be used as a guideline:

Percussion Major Audition Requirements

(Live or taped audition acceptable)

 Voice Major Audition Requirements

Before being accepted as a music or music education major, a student must successfully complete an entrance audition and a theory placement examination. The applicant will audition for the voice faculty and a representative of other areas of study as appropriate.

If interested in auditioning to become a voice major and/or for a voice scholarship please fill out and mail the vocal area audition form.