The Fresno State Department of Music Audition Day provides prospective students an opportunity to audition for department faculty and become eligible for departmental scholarships. (Instrumental students may be required to complete a studio audition at the beginning of the Fall semester)

Auditions for the Instrumentalists, Vocalists and the Bulldog Beat will take place on the same day. Students who are auditioning for more than one area will be scheduled for separate auditions times.

High school, transfer and graduate students who have applied for admission to Fresno State for the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible to audition.

Audition Day will take place on:

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (date subject to change)

Registration will take place in the Department of Music Lobby
Please park in Lot P1 (across from the new University High School)
Click here for a campus map [link to map]

A presentation about the Department of Music may be offered throughout the entire day!

Fresno State Department of Music

What is required for the audition?

1. Fill out application form HERE

2. An audition time will be assigned to you by email once you have completed the application. For additional information you may contact the following:

Instrumental Auditions: Contact Ms. Sindi McGuire at
Bulldog Beat Auditions: Ms. Eileen Zacharczyp at
Voice Auditions: Contact Ms. Sindi McGuire at
Composition Audition/Interview: Contact Dr. Kenneth Froelich at

3. Prepare for your audition.

Instrumental Auditions – Applicants for admission should be prepared to perform one or more selections that represent your highest level of performance. An accompanist will not be provided for instrumental auditions. Students may use an accompaniment CD or bring their own accompanist.

Voice Auditions - Applicants for admission should prepare two classical songs, one of which must be in a language other than English. Songs must be memorized and please bring two copies of your music to the audition.

Bulldog Beat Audition music will be available in December 2015 – Contact Ms. Eileen Zacharczyp at

For information about the Marching Band and for Audition Music for Bulldog Beat, visit: