Audition Information

Applicants must audition to attend Missouri State University as a music major or minor. Please review the scheduled audition dates below and complete the audition request form which is posted online in the fall preceding audition dates.

Non-Music Majors/Minors who wish only to be a part of a large ensemble (band, choir, orchestra, etc.) and/or to apply for a scholarship related to their area(s) of interest should not complete this form. Instead, please contact the appropriate area coordinator(s) and set up a separate time to audition.

2017-18 audition dates

All auditions are held on the Missouri State University campus, Springfield, MO.

If you are unable to attend an on-campus audition, please contact Stephanie Dixon at for instructions on submitting a video of your audition.

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    Registration closes Dec. 9.
  • Friday/Saturday, February 2 & 3, 2018
    Registration closes Jan. 27.
  • Friday, February 9, 2018
    Registration closes Feb. 3.
  • Friday, March 2, 2018
    Registration closes Feb. 24.

Office location
Ellis Hall, Room 206



8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address
Missouri State University
Music Undergraduate Program - Music Department
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Prepare for success

Take advantage of these online resources to assist you in preparing for an audition.

Video Audition Tutorial

For those times when you are unable to attend an audition in person, follow these professional tips to prepare and record your vocal or instrumental audition video.

Guided Practice Sessions

The department has released a free Guided Practice Sessions (GPS) video series that covers the required scales and etudes from band audition materials for many instruments.