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Scholarship Audition Dates/Information

Contact the Band Office at 662-325-2713 to schedule your audition.

Audition Dates are below (all by appointment)

  • Weekdays during Spring semester through the end of March
  • Friday, January 28, 2022 (for students attending the MSU Honor Band Clinic)
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 (also the preferred date for incoming music majors)
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022


Brass & Woodwind Scholarship Audition Requirements

  • 5 major scales (Student's choice. 2 octaves where appropriate.)
  • A chromatic scale
  • A 1-2 minute prepared piece that demonstrates your best qualities as a musician
  • Sight reading

Percussion Scholarship Audition Requirements

Percussionists are encouraged to audition on multiple instruments, but this is not required.

  • Snare Drum
    • 5 rudiments (Student's choice. Open-Closed-Open)
    • Long Roll
    • A 1-2 minute prepared piece (on concert or marching snare) that demonstrates your best qualities as a musician
    • Sight reading
  • Mallet Percussion
    • Same as Brass & Woodwind requirements
  • Timpani
    • Etude or solo
  • Percussionists must also be placed successfully on the drumline to receive a scholarship award. See below.

Drumline Auditions

  • Information about auditioning for the 2022 MSU Drumline can be found here.

Auxiliary Auditions

  • Auxiliary audition information will be posted in early 2022.