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On the day of your audition, you will meet with different groups of faculty. We are interested in learning about your prior musical experiences as well as your academic and professional ambitions. Your audition will consist of a performance on your primary instrument, an interview and a basic musicianship assessment which will  include:

  • Reading treble and bass clefs
  • Time and key signatures
  • Singing a simple song unaccompanied (for example “my Country ‘Tis of Thee)
  • Sight singing
  • Melodic and rhythmic memory

Students with advanced music theory knowledge will be given opportunities for advanced placement at a later point in the matriculation process.

Audition Dates

  • Wed. Nov. 10, 2021
  • Wed. Jan. 12, 2022
  • Sat. Jan. 22, 2022
  • Wed. Feb. 2, 2022
  • Wed. Feb. 16, 2022
  • Sat. March 5, 2022
  • Wed. March 9, 2022
  • Wed. March 23, 2022

Audition Information

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The Department of Music will email you with instructions for scheduling your audition after receiving your completed application to the College. Your audition is not scheduled until you reply to this email (from: with the subject line “TCNJ Auditions”)

 Audition and Interviews

View information about interviews here »

View specific Audition Requirements for your instrument or voice below

Woodwinds Audition requirements

Strings Audition requirements

Brass Audition requirements

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Percussion, Piano & Vocal Studies Audition requirements

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Non-Traditional & Non-Western Instruments

We welcome inquiries from accomplished students of Non-Traditional and Non-Western musics.

Contact the audition coordinator Prof. William Trigg

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