An applicant must submit a link to a web-based video in which the applicant performs the required musical scales and work(s) - see below. Applicants will be judged based on the following criteria: evenness of tempo, musicality, performance ability, and the like. The video should not contain edits within individual scales or during the recording of the performed piece. The video image and the audio should be clear without distortion and without excessive environmental noise. Do your best to show yourself in the best possible light. If you feel that including additional scales or pieces would help the committee make a more accurate determination of your abilities please do so.
Minimum requirements for all instruments including electric guitar and electric bass (except voice and percussion):
Minimum requirements for voice
Minimum requirements for percussion
Although all performance auditions for the B.A. music degree are via web only, on-campus placement tests in music theory, aural skills, and piano proficiency are required. Please select a test date from the application.
The applicant must also demonstrate some level of working knowledge of social media by submitting any of the following or similar for consideration: a Facebook page, a MySpace page, a Twitter page, etc. that the applicant created.
For more information, please contact:
Music Department Admissions
David Kerzner, Program Coordinator
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470