Music Education Major Auditions

Your career as a music education student at The University of Alabama begins with these steps!

1. Apply to be admitted to The University of Alabama.

2.  Request an audition to the School of Music and successfully interview/audition with the appropriate School of Music faculty member(s). Auditions will be scheduled to occur in the studios and performing spaces of the Moody Music Building.

3.  Email the Music Education Office to let us know you are planning on majoring in music education and hope to join us at the Capstone!

4. Email the professor for your instrument to learn about the audition requirements.  The audition should include works with contrasting styles that exhibit musical and technical difficulty appropriate to college music study.

Brass and Winds Faculty

Strings Faculty

Voice Faculty

For singers, the undergraduate audition program should demonstrate the potential understanding of the classical vocal style (i.e., three art songs in the classical style with at least one sung in a foreign language.) However, there are exceptions for music education majors as described on the School of Music, Voice Area Audition website. See

About Your Audition

Audition dates for each instrument/voice can be found in the Audition Request Forms linked above.

You should plan to spend at least a half-day on campus for an audition. On audition day, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and tour the School of Music. Parents are invited to attend as well.

If you cannot audition in person because of distance from campus, you may be asked to audition by submitting a recording. Recorded auditions follow the same format as live auditions. The recording contents should be approved by the instrument instructor before submitting it. You are responsible for contacting the faculty member to ensure your recording includes everything required.


Audition Application
Davie Higginbotham
Admissions & Curricula Coordinator
(205) 348-7112
Music Education Program
Elizabeth Bailey
Music Education Office Assistant
(205) 348-6054