Audition Dates for Music


Formal on-campus auditions will be held on:
Music Major Day - Monday, November 14, 2016
Auditions Only - Saturday, February 11, 2017 
Music Major Day - Monday, February 20, 2017 
Auditions Only - Saturday, March 4, 2017

If you would like to select a different date for your audition, you may do so when filling out our online application (see link below). 

Please fill out our online Scholarship Application at least two weeks ahead of time to be assigned a time on either of these two dates. You may also choose a personal audition times on dates other than these as you complete the online application. After filling out your application online, please print 2 reference forms (Scholarship Recommendation Letter) and give to your 2 references (such as your high school music teacher, principal or private instructor) to submit to us via postal mail.

Please contact the Beverly Delph, Administrative Assistant of the Music Department at or (573) 651-2141. Students are encouraged to apply and audition as early as possible to take advantage of academic scholarship opportunities.


River Campus - Shuck Recital Hall, Southeast Missouri State University


Auditions for admittance as music major; scholarship auditions for departmental monies


Click on the link below to apply for a scholarship and schedule your audition. You may select one of our two official dates or schedule a personal audition to suit your needs. For band or orchestra auditions we suggest that you pick a Thursday so we can schedule a variety of activities for your visit including a personal lesson, sitting in with one of our major ensembles, and a chat with your major professors. 

Music Scholarship Application


Solo or etude which demonstrates both technical and lyrical aspects of your performing ability. We also will hear scales and sight-reading.


Two memorized solos (contrasting if possible) from standard high school contest literature should be prepared for full consideration.  One ‘music theater’ or ‘sacred’ song may be used.  We will also hear pitch retention exercises and sight-reading. Foreign languages encouraged but not required. An accompanist will be provided if needed.


Two contrasting works which demonstrate both technical and lyrical aspects of your performing ability. We also will hear sight-reading.

To schedule your audition, please click on the link above and fill it out completely, then submit. We will be in contact with you.

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Beverly Delph
Phone: (573) 651-2141
Fax: (573) 651-2431

Audition Expectations


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701