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This free one-day event is designed to help high school juniors (sophomores are also welcome) to gain knowledge about what it's like to audition for a university music department in a friendly and non-threatening environment.

Students will have the opportunity to perform a short practice audition in front of university music professors. After each individual audition, faculty will discuss the student's strengths, areas needing improvement and strategies to prepare for an audition when entering college in the coming years. No matter where or when a student will audition in the future, this clinic will provide information and preparation.

Additionally, sessions will be available on a number of topics related to being a music major at any university (e.g. a typical day/week/year, what to expect in terms of workload, careers that graduates typically persue, types of classes, practice strategies, etc.).

Preliminary Schedule

9:00-9:15am - Opening meeting with School of Music Director

9:20-10:20am - Mini-Recital and Q&A session with student panel

10:25-10:55am - Meetings with School of Music faculty

11:00am - Auditions begin

11:00am - Preparing for Success in College-level Music Theory

11:30am-12:15pm - Tour of facilities

11:45am-12:30pm - Q&A session about careers in music with School of Music faculty

12:40-1:30pm - Tour of facilities

For more information, please contact the JMU Music Admissions Office at

or  call 540.568.3851.

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