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The Mount St. Joseph University Performing Arts Department is committed to training a versatile, competitive, and marketable student via a renowned faculty and advanced curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in all facets of the music industry; from studio recording to performing in Broadway musicals; from private lesson teaching to professional orchestra rehearsals. Our mission is to foster comprehensive musicianship that teaches students to hear, comprehend, write, and perform various musical styles. Students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue professional careers and graduate study. Music Majors and Minors must audition for acceptance into our program.

If you have additional questions, please contact Mark McCafferty at You can also call 513-244-4530.

Audition Requirements


Two Solo works, at least one in a foreign language

Winds, Strings, and Piano:

Two Contrasting Works, Major Scales and Arpeggios


4 Mallet Solo, Major Scales and Arpeggios
Timpani Solo
Concert or Rudimental Snare Solo

Optional: 2 Mallet Solo, Multi-Percussion Solo, Drum Set solo and/or style

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