Auditions

Welcome, we’re delighted that you’re interested in the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University! We encourage you to visit our website, www.fgcu.edu/music to learn more about our music faculty, degree programs, and auditions.

The music program at Florida Gulf Coast University is a Limited Access Program. All applicants must complete the FGCU application as well as the Bower School of Music supplemental application via Acceptd and schedule an audition. 

 

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Audition dates for admission:

Friday, November 4, 2022

Prescreen Deadline:  Submit prescreen videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd
Application Closes:  Monday, October 24th at 5:00 pm
All voice and piano applicants must submit prescreening videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, October 3, 2022. Confirmation emails will be sent the week of Oct 10th after a review of your prescreen. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation. If you're denied, you may reapply the subsequent semester. If denied after your second attempt, you’re no longer eligible to apply. 

Non-prescreen applicants must apply before 5:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2022. 

 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Prescreen Deadline:  Submit prescreen videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, January 9th
Application Closes:  Monday, January 30th at 5:00 pm
All voice and piano applicants must submit prescreening videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, January 9, 2023. Confirmation emails will be sent the week of January 16th after a review of your prescreen. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation. If you're denied, you may reapply the subsequent semester. If denied after your second attempt, you’re no longer eligible to apply. 

Non-prescreen applicants must apply before 5:00 pm on Monday, January 30, 2023. 

  

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Prescreen Deadline:  Submit prescreen videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, February 6th
Application Closes:  Friday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm
All voice and piano applicants must submit prescreening videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, February 6, 2023. Confirmation emails will be sent the week of February 13th after a review of your prescreen. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation. If you're denied, you may reapply the subsequent semester. If denied after your second attempt, you’re no longer eligible to apply. 

Non-prescreen applicants must apply before 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3, 2023. 

 

Saturday, April 15, 2023 

Prescreen Deadline:  Submit prescreen videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, March 6th
Application Closes:  Friday, March 31st at 5:00 pm
All voice and piano applicants must submit prescreening videos before 5:00 pm on Monday, March 6, 2023. Confirmation emails will be sent the week of March 13th after a review of your prescreen. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation. If you're denied, you may reapply the subsequent semester. If denied after your second attempt, you’re no longer eligible to apply. 

Non-prescreen applicants must apply before 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2023. 

 

Please be aware that a successful audition does not guarantee admittance to Florida Gulf Coast University. Likewise, admittance to Florida Gulf Coast University does not guarantee admittance to the Bower School of Music.

 

The audition process consists of a vocal, instrumental or piano performance, sight reading on your instrument or voice, taking the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam or Transfer Music Theory Placement Exam, and taking the Class Piano Placement Exam if you listed four or more years of piano lessons or you’re a transfer student that has taken Class Piano on the college level. 

For additional questions regarding your major, please contact:

Dr. Michael Baron, Head of Keyboard Studies at mbaron@fgcu.edu 

Dr. Jeanie Darnell, Head of Vocal Studies at jdarnell@fgcu.edu

Dr. Thomas Cimarusti, BA Music Coordinator at tcimarusti@fgcu.edu

Dr. Patricia Gingras, Music Education Coordinator at pgingras@fgcu.edu

Dr. Kimberly Sena Moore, Music Therapy Coordinator at ksenamoore@fgcu.edu

Dr. Kyle Szabo, Head of String Studies at kszabo@fgcu.edu

Dr. Timothy Yontz, Head of Instrumental Studies at tyontz@fgcu.edu

 

Questions? Contact Tetyana Clarke, Administrative Specialist II, at (239) 590-7851 or tclarke@fgcu.edu.
For technical questions, please check out our Help Desk.