Auditions and Scholarships

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’s 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.


Auditions still accepted after the 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.


Audition Information

Our auditions are different. We host our auditions when students are in classes. This
gives you the opportunity to attend a rehearsal, attend a music class, meet our faculty
and students and finally audition. Our audition day will require you to be on campus
all day. You will receive an excuse from classes. If one of our audition dates does
not work for you please fill out the application and we will be in touch about scheduling
something different.


Music Major and Music Minor Auditions:

Tuesday, February 27

Tuesday, March 26

Audition Application for Music Major and Music Minors


Spirit of the Southland Marching Band Auditions


How to Apply:

Step 1: Apply to Southeastern

Apply to the University first:


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.
This is your application for audition, admission, and music scholarships. 

  • Undergraduate Student Audition and Scholarship Application

  • Drumline Auditions – COMING SOON

  • Graduate Students Admission Information

  • Undergraduate Audition Requirements

      • Band (Woodwind & Brass): Two solo movements or etudes of moderate difficulty and contrasting styles (Not Ensemble
      • Guitar
      • Jazz Studies
      • Percussion
      • Piano: Perform 2-3 contrasting pieces, scales, and sight reading
      • Strings: Perform approximately 20 minutes of music that includes at least 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,
    • Typical Audition Day Schedule
  • Scholarship Application

    • The Southeastern Music application also serves as your music scholarship application.
  • Other campus offices which you might need to contact:



Senior Shadow Day

There are many ways for prospective students to figure out if Southeastern Louisiana
University’s Music program is the right fit for you. If you are interested in being
a music major,  consider coming to Southeastern for a “Shadow Day”. Prospective Music
students have the ability to sit in on our classes, participate in rehearsals and
attend recitals or concerts.. Through our Shadow Day program, the prospective student
will follow a current student and get a taste for the average day in the life of a
Music Major at Southeastern. There are plenty of classes they can attend, and can
be focused depending on the major that they are interested in. They can take a tour
of our facilities, meet our faculty, participate in rehearsals and see what is involved
in being a Music Major. We look forward to meeting you!