• Lee University

    School of Music

  • Audition Process  

    A student seeking admission as an undergraduate music major should have some background in music skills and performance, as well as a desire and commitment to develop these skills within the framework and guidance of the music major curriculum at Lee University.

    To gain admission as a music major, a student must first meet the general entrance requirements for acceptance to Lee University. Once this process has been completed, the student must meet requirements for acceptance to the School of Music prior to registration.

    Undergraduate music major audition dates for the 2014-2015 school year are as follows:

    • Friday, November 7, 2014 
    • Friday, November 14, 2014    
    • Monday, January 19, 2015
    • Friday, February 13, 2015
    • Monday, February 16, 2015
    • Friday, February 27, 2015
    • Saturday, April 11, 2015


    To schedule an audition, click here. For questions, contact the Recruitment Coordinator for the School of Music at music@leeuniversity.eduGraduate auditions are individually-arranged. To schedule a graduate audition, contact Graduate Studies in Music at or 423-614-8245. For graduate audition requirements, visit the Graduate Studies in Music page.

    Undergraduate Music Major Audition Process

    1. Complete and submit the University application for admission.
    2. Contact the Recruitment Coordinator for the School of Music to schedule an audition ( or 423-614-8240) or schedule an audition online here. Music major auditions are held on selected audition dates, some of which coincide with the University’s Frontline Campus Visit Days.
    3. Audition for the School of Music. The student will need to follow the School of Music guidelines for music major entrance auditions. During the audition, the student will demonstrate skills that can be developed to enable them to successfully serve as a performer, music educator, music minister, or music entrepreneur. It is necessary for the student to be able to read music.
    4. Following the audition, the student will be given information on Theory and Piano Placement Exams that are a part of the application process. 

    Notification of acceptance status will be given by letter within two weeks of the audition. Based on the audition, a student may:

    • be given full acceptance into the music major curriculum.
    • be encouraged to enroll as a Pre-Music major 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 pre-music major takes music courses and elective applied lessons, and successfully completes one semester of study, he/she may re-audition through 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 an advisor, area coordinator and/or Dean of the School of Music will be given the student as to what options are available for other educational opportunities at Lee University.