Admissions and Auditions

Join our Family at Southeastern

Whether you plan to major in music or develop your artistic interests and abilities while majoring in another field, the Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Music and Performing Arts has something to offer you. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Jazz Studies, a minor in music, graduate degrees in Music Performance, Music Theory, Choral Conducting, Instrumental Conducting, and performance opportunities for all Southeastern Students.


Dates and Deadlines

January 15: Southeastern Priority Application Deadline for Academic Scholarships

May 1: Enrollment decision deadline

NOTE: It is better to audition sooner as scholarship money does run out every year.



We are giving everyone the chance to audition in-person (on Southeastern campus) or virtually. Once you fill out the audition application someone will be in touch about scheduling your audition.


How to Apply:

Step 1: Apply to Southeastern

You must apply to and be accepted by the university before you can join the Southeastern Department of Music:


Step 2: Set up an Audition to the Southeastern Department of Music

Once you have submitted your application to Southeastern you will need to fill out an application for the Music Department. Once you have filled out the Music Department application one of our faculty members will be in touch with you to set up the audition.

  • Undergraduate Student Audition Application

  • Graduate Students Audition Information

  • Scholarship Information

  • Audition Requirements

      • Band: Perform two contrasting pieces and 2-3 scales
      • Guitar: See Attached
      • Jazz Studies: See Attached
      • Percussion: See Attached
      • Piano: Perform 2-3 contrasting pieces, scales, and sight reading
      • Strings: Perform approximately 20 minutes of music that includes 2 contrasting pieces or movements
      • Voice: Perform two contrasting songs from memory. A pianist is provided at the audition.
  • Audition Day

    • The audition day will include a 15 minute audition and interview. Potential students and their parents will be given the opportunity to ask our faculty questions at the end of the playing portion of the audition. There are also various events that will take place during the audition day including campus tours, scholarship presentation, etc.
    • Audition Day Schedule