8:45am registration in the east Lobby of Lilly Hall. Audition
times will be distributed at registration. We strongly encourage
you to audition for Butler University's Jordan College of the Arts
School of Music. Each audition day is filled with
activities and information designed to give you a glimpse inside
the School of Music at Butler. The audition day includes the
- Message from the Jordan College of the Arts associate
- Conversation with the School of Music chair and students.
- Music theory placement test.
- Tours of the Music facilities, Schrott Center for the Arts,
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Clowes Memorial Hall and the Butler
- Financial aid session.
- Observation of classes and rehearsals.
- Interest session for Music Education.
We believe this experience will give you an inside look at what we
mean by Music at Butler, and will ultimately help you make an
informed college decision.
Exact audition times are subject to change, so audition
schedules are distributed at registration on your audition day.
Audition Day Side-by-Side Opportunities
We encourage you to select a music audition date which includes
a side-by-side (s/s) opportunity, in which you are able to
participate alongside current Butler University students in an
ensemble rehearsal. Two audition dates with side by side
options are scheduled for each of the following ensembles:
Butler Symphony Orchestra (strings), University Chorale
(vocalists), Wind Ensemble (wind/brass/percussion) and Jazz
Your participation in these s/s ensembles will not be considered
part of your audition but will help you gain a better "feel" for
music at Butler. Music will be provided at the side-by-side
rehearsal, rather than in advance.
Music Audition Dates, including side-by-side options are:
November 18 (M) Music (strings only) with Butler
Symphony Orchestra side-by-side
December 6 Music
January 31 Music with
Wind Ensemble & Chorale side-by-side, Piano master class
February 3 (M) Music (strings only)
with Butler Symphony Orchestra side-by-side
February 14 Music with
Wind Ensemble side-by-side
February 21 Music with
Jazz Jam side-by-side,Piano master class
February 28 Music with
String players may audition on any of the seven audition
dates;November 18 and February 3 are designated as string-only
audition dates and s/s option with the Butler Symphony
Orchestra from 2-3 pm. This s/s opportunity is limited to
string players only. Come take a seat under Maestro Richard
Vocalists may audition on any of the five general audition
dates; January 31 and February 28 are designated as s/s dates for
the Butler University Chorale from 12:30-1:30 pm. Sing with
the top choral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Eric Stark,
alongside current Butler vocalists.
Wind/brass players and percussionists may audition on any of the
five general audition dates; January 31 and February 14 are
designated as s/s dates for the Butler University Wind Ensemble
from 3-4 pm. Play alongside a current Butler instrumentalist
and see what it would be like to rehearse under Dr. Robert
Auditioning jazz musicians can jam with current Butler jazz
ensemble members on February 21. The Jazz jam is led by Dr. Matt
Pivec, director of jazz studies. Specific times will vary by
Pianists may audition on any of the five general audition dates:
January 31 and February 21 are designated as piano master class
dates so pianists have an opportunity to work with the faculty and
meet current Butler piano students.
To schedule your audition, complete the JCA
supplemental application that you will be prompted to
finish after you submit your Butler University