Fresno State Department of Music Audition Day

The Fresno State Department of Music Audition Day provides prospective students an opportunity to audition for department faculty and become eligible for departmental scholarships. (Instrumental students may be required to complete a studio audition at the beginning of the Fall semester)

Auditions for the Instrumentalists, Vocalists and the Bulldog Beat will take place on the same day. Students who are auditioning for more than one area will be scheduled for separate auditions times.

High school, transfer and graduate students who have applied for admission to Fresno State for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to audition.

Audition Day:

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (time and events subject to change)

Registration will take place in the Department of Music Lobby
Please park in Lot P1 (across from the new University High School)
Click here for a campus map [link to map]

Please plan to visit Fresno State on this day.  We will have several events in the Music area that you may be interested in attending.

Noon: Recital of current Fresno State Students
Q&A: Following the Student recital - Music Student Forum
Evening: Fresno State Music Faculty in Concert

We will have tours of our facilities, information table, and we suggest you tour the Fresno State campus while you are here.  

What is required for the audition?

1. Fill out application form HERE

2. An audition time will be assigned to you by email once you have completed the application.  Please check your email and if you haven't received notification by January 15, 2018 please contact

3. Prepare for your audition.

Instrumental Auditions – Applicants for admission should be prepared to perform one or more selections that represent your highest level of performance. An accompanist will not be provided for instrumental auditions. Students may use an accompaniment CD or bring their own accompanist.

Voice Auditions - Applicants for admission should prepare two classical songs, one of which must be in a language other than English. Songs must be memorized. Your audition music must be emailed to our pianist Drew Quiring: at least 10 days in advance (by January 10, 2018).

Bulldog Beat Audition music is available on our band's website  Audition Day for Bulldog Beat is Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Complete the application above and you will be contacted by Ms. Eileen Zacharczyp with your audition time.

Multiple auditions - For those planning to audition on more than one instrument or will be auditioning for the Department of Music and Bulldog Beat please complete the application fully.  You will be contacted with all your audition times and locations.

For additional information you may contact the following:

Instrumental and Voice Auditions: Contact Ms. Sindi McGuire at 
Bulldog Beat Auditions: Ms. Eileen Zacharczyp at
Composition Audition/Interview: Contact Dr. Kenneth Froelich at

For information about the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band visit: