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Audition Information
In addition to submitting a completed application for admission to Westfield State University, all prospective music majors and minors must audition to be considered for admission to the music program. The application deadline is March 1st, 2021.

Students interested in part-time, Post-Baccalaureate, or Second Bachelor's programs should contact Shelly Henrichon in the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education prior to scheduling an audition (mhenrichon@westfield.ma.edu).

Available financial awards include the following:
George and Merian Rogers Academic Scholarship
Catherine A. Dower Performance Scholarships and Merit Awards
L. Kenneth Manzer Scholarship and Merit Awards
Music Department Audition Merit Awards

What To Expect
When auditioning in person, the visit generally takes about two hours. First, you will take part in a short question and answer session where you will meet with faculty members and students, and have an opportunity to learn more about our programs. Next, you will take short placement exams in the areas of Music Theory and Music History. Finally, your performance - this is conducted much like a "mini-lesson," where you’ll perform for and interact with the faculty. You’ll also be asked to demonstrate your sightreading and sightsinging abilities.


As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation, we are preparing for both non-synchronous video submission auditions, as well as remote/synchronous auditions for those who wish to have live interaction with our faculty members.  Please return to this page for updates, which are forthcoming, or feel free to contact Dr. Andrew Bonacci (abonacci@westfield.ma.edu) at any time.

Please understand that a successful audition does not guarantee admission to Westfield State University. You must also be accepted by the Office of Admissions at Westfield State University.

Live (if possible), and remote/synchronous audition dates for Fall 2021 admission are listed below.
December 12, 2020
February 6, 2021
February 27, 2021
March 20, 2021
April 10, 2021

If you have any questions, or if you wish to request alternate audition arrangements please contact Karen Ducharme in the music office at (413)572-5356 or kducharme@westfield.ma.edu.