School of Music

Undergraduate Student — Audition Information

Students who wish to major or minor in music must be accepted for music study by audition, and complete placement examinations in piano, aural skills, and written theory before receiving permission to register for lessons and specialized music courses.

The Audition Committee simultaneously evaluates auditionees for Entrance and for Music Service Awards and other scholarships. These awards are available to all University students.

In addition to applying for admission to WIU, student who wish to major or minor in music are required to audition prior to registering for their music courses. Please contact Trista Trone, (309) 298-1807, or email Trista (, to schedule an on campus audition or submit an audition online through ACCEPTD.



Auditions for entrance to the WIU School of Music are by appointment. Please contact the Trista Trone, Auditions Coordinator at

Digital Online Auditions

Although we encourage all students to audition live on our campus we understand that scheduling and distance do not always allow for a campus visit. The School of Music now accepts digital online auditions through ACCEPTD. Those accepted via online audition are strongly encouraged to schedule a campus visit through the Trista Trone, Auditions Coordinator at  

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