Talent grants are awarded for participation in ULM instrumental and vocal ensembles.
Regardless of their intended major, students must audition in order to be considered for a talent grant. Talent grant amounts range from $250 to the full cost of attendance per semester and are renewable on a yearly basis.
Students whose permanent residence is outside of Louisiana may be awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver, which is currently valued at almost $3,000 per semester.
The audition process for each of the five areas within the Department of Music is listed below. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. Auditions periodically occur off-campus in local schools if that would be more feasible for you. Please contact us if that is a better option for you or your prospective students.
Before being accepted as a music or music education major, a student must successfully complete an entrance audition (personal or solo performance recording) and a theory placement examination. For further information, please contact us via phone at (318) 342-3811 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like more specific information about any aspect of your audition, please
feel free to contact any of the individual instructors.
Transfer, graduate, and students returning after an extended absence should expect more advanced criteria in audition materials and must contact the appropriate instrumental instructor for complete requirements.
All woodwind and brass players wishing to pursue a music degree at ULM are required to audition for admission, and should begin by contacting the School of Visual and Performing Arts Office, 318-342-3811, or the appropriate applied teacher. The student should be prepared to schedule a time to visit the campus, meet with the band director and/or applied teacher, and play an audition. (It is not necessary to do all of these in one visit.)
Generally, prospective students should be prepared to play:
Students auditioning for admission into a music degree curriculum as a string major should be prepared to perform, at acceptable standards, repertoire at the representative level of difficulty as indicated by the following:
Major/harmonic minor scales and arpeggios, parallel motion, 4 octaves. Two memorized pieces in contrasting style from standard keyboard literature. The following examples may be used as a guideline:
(Live or taped audition acceptable)
Before being accepted as a music or music education major, a student must successfully complete an entrance audition and a theory placement examination. The applicant will audition for the voice faculty and a representative of other areas of study as appropriate.