We offer many vibrant degree programs in music, each carefully designed to ensure that you build strong musical skills, gain professional training, and experience a wide range of musical activities.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), our comprehensive music programs will challenge you and encourage you to build upon your natural talent to become a successful professional musician or music educator.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of musical activities, including music ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and the EU marching band. Guided coursework and mentorship from our professional team of instructors will ensure you receive a well-rounded educational experience while pursuing your vocational calling.

Interested in joining one of our music ensembles? Click here for further information.


Music Department Handbook

Music Major Auditions

A student seeking admission as a music major should have some background in music skills as well as a desire and commitment to develop these skills within the framework of the music degree program at Evangel University.

Students may audition for the Music Department before being accepted to Evangel University but a student must be accepted to both the university and the Music Department in order to enroll as a music major.

Audition Dates

Auditions are held during each Visit Day event (for more info and to register for a visit, visit the College Visits page).

Thursday, February 25, 2021 (auditions held 2-4 PM)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 (auditions held 1-4 PM)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 (auditions held 2-4 PM)
Friday, April 16, 2021 (auditions held 1-4 PM)
Friday, April 23, 2021 (auditions held 1-4 PM)

Video Auditions:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person so they may visit the campus. However, we realize that there are many scenarios in which an audition during a campus visit is not possible and auditions by video are acceptable. To see audition guidelines, visit our Audition Guidelines page.

Video auditions must be submitted by April 16, 2021 to be considered for scholarship.

Video auditions for admission to the Music Department may still be submitted after this date.


Audition Process

Apply to the University

Complete and submit the University application for admission.


Schedule & Prepare for a Music Audition

All programs in the Music Department require an audition for admission as a music major, which is separate from the University admission decision. Students may register for an in-person or video audition. Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person so they may visit the campus. To see audition guidelines, visit our Audition Guidelines page.

Schedule an audition online here!


Audition for the Music Department

The student will audition before a panel of Music faculty. The audition will last about 10-15 minutes, depending on the number of students auditioning. During the audition, the student should demonstrate skills that can be developed to enable them to succeed in their chosen program path.

A brief sight-reading exercise will be given to each student at the conclusion of the audition. Instrumentalists/pianists should be prepared to play a scale. Following the audition, the student will take the Music Theory Placement test which is used to gauge the student’s current knowledge of theory fundamentals for placement into the appropriate theory course.

Important things to remember before your audition

  • We recommend students wear performance attire for the audition (business casual).
  • Students may request an accompanist and may not accompany themselves. A track may be used in place of live accompaniment; please bring the track on a phone or MP3 player with a headphone jack/adaptor.
    • Email the sheet music for the accompanist by 1 week prior to the audition to DeGarmoK@evangel.edu.
  • Guitar amps are not provided for use on audition day.
  • Students may warm up in any available practice room before their audition.
  • No original songs are permitted during a student’s audition.


Notification of Music Department acceptance

Notification of acceptance status for the Music Department will be given by email approximately 2-3 weeks after the audition. Based on the audition, a student may:

  • be given full acceptance into the music major curriculum.
  • be accepted as a music major on a conditional status and then re-audition after the first semester of study.
  • be advised to study as a music minor.
  • be advised to study applied music as an elective.

If a student who enrolls as a conditional music major takes music courses and applied lessons and successfully completes one semester of study, he/she may re-audition during the end of semester jury exams. If sufficient progress has been made, the student will be granted full acceptance into the chosen music degree program at that time.

If, in the judgment of the reviewing faculty, the student has not made sufficient progress, counsel from the Music Department Chairman will be given to the student as to what options are available for other educational opportunities at Evangel University.

Students auditioning as music majors are automatically considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship.

Notification of scholarship information will come from the Office of Enrollment and/or the Office of Financial Aid.


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