On-Campus Live Scholarship Audition Dates for Fall 2019 Admission  

  • February 22nd, 2020
  • March 14th, 2020

Can't make it to campus for any of the audition dates?  YouTube your audition video to Dr. Quinton Morris by March 14th, 2020.

Scholarship Audition Requirements

Students must be admitted to Seattle University and have a successful audition, in order to be accepted into the Music Division.

Bachelor of Music Degree in String Performance

  • A three octave scale
  • An etude displaying technical difficulty such as Dounis, Kreutzer, Popper, etc.
  • A fast movement from a standard concerto
  • A movement from J.S. Bach's six solo partitas or sonatas for violin or six suites for violoncello (applies also to viola and double bass)
  • A piece of your choice-(optional)

Interdisciplinary Arts - Music Emphasis (Voice and Piano) 

  • Two contrasting pieces (Pianists should have repertoire memorized.  Singers must sing one piece in English and the other in a foreign language)
  • A three to four octave scale with corresponding arpeggios (pianists only)


Date and Time

Students will be notified of an audition time after they have submitted their admissions application. Auditions are held between 9 AM and 6 PM. You may request an additional audition time within the specified dates.  If the selected date/time does not work for you, notify us immediately at Dr. Quinton Morris.


Auditions last around ten minutes in length. Please be prepared to be on campus for at least one hour early to get checked in, warmed up as some audition times might be subject to change. 

Audio or Video

It is strongly recommended that you audition in person. 

Audio or video recorded auditions are accepted if you are unable to make one of the live auditions. The video may be a DVD. Recordings should be clearly labeled, both on the CD/DVD and on the card inserted in the cover, with the name of the applicant, degree, instrument, major, recording date, names and instruments of all accompanying musicians and repertoire. CDs are preferred but cassette tapes will be accepted. No videotapes will be accepted. Applicants should make sure that the camera shows full range of movement and use of the instrument. Proper lighting must be used and the sound quality should be very good. 

You may also make a YouTube of your audition video and email it to Dr. Quinton Morris.

Trial Lessons

If you are interested in taking a trial lesson with a particular music professor, you must contact them directly. Please note that a trial lesson fee may apply depending on the professor.


No accompaniment is permitted for string auditions, but is available to singers.



Rosa Joshi, MFA
Department Chair

Rosie Sabaric
Program Coordinator

Em Olson
Operations Manager