Auditions | Troy University


Scholarship Opportunities

The John M. Long School of Music awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to qualified students. New and current Troy University students are encouraged to apply for a 2021-2022 Music Scholarship.  Auditions are required for new students. 
An Academic Works account is needed to apply for these scholarships; if you need to create an Academic Works account you will be prompted to do so using your Troy University credentials.   

Band & Instrumental Auditions

The School of Music is holding Instrumental Scholarship auditions in a remote format. Please contact the professor of your instrument listed below for additional information:


  • Three chromatically adjacent two-octave major scales
  • Three octave chromatic scale on C or C#
  • Standard solo that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability
  • Sight-reading.

Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon

  • Scales as indicated by all-state requirements
  • Standard solo that demonstrates lyrical and technical ability; sight-reading

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

  • Three chromatically adjacent major scales
  • Chromatic scales reflective of the performer's ability level
  • Two solo movements or études of moderate difficulty and contrasting styles
  • Sight-reading


  • All major scales (two octaves)
  • Sight-reading
  • Concert Snare Drum: Études by Cirone, Delecluse, Peters, Whaley, etc.
  • Timpani: Etude or Solo by Carter, Firth, Goodman, Lepak, Whaley, etc. 
  • Mallets: Four-Mallet Solo by Abe, Bach, Burritt, Smadbeck, Stout, etc. (Two-Mallet Études or Solos are acceptable, but Four-Mallet works are encouraged) 
  • Drum set: Optional; demonstrate various styles (Swing, Latin, Funk, etc.) 
  • Rudimental Snare Drum: Optional; solos by Markovich, Pratt, Wilcoxen, etc.

All applicants are encouraged to perform in all, listed major areas (Concert Snare Drum, Timpani, Mallets); drum set is optional, and you may also exhibit proficiency in rudimental snare drumming. The provided repertoire is only a suggestion. Please contact Dr. T. Adam Blackstock if you have any questions concerning appropriate alternatives.


  • One memorized composition from any genre (art song, musical theatre, opera, oratorio, jazz, hymn, or folk song preferred)

Students will be vocalized by a vocal faculty and will be asked to sight-read a simple melody. Students should provide accompaniment music or may sing a cappella.

Choral/Vocal Scholarship Audition Request Form


  • All major and minor (harmonic) scales in two octaves, including arpeggios and cadences, (quarter note = 60)
  • Sight-reading
  • Two memorized pieces from contrasting periods that feature contrasting styles, tempi, etc. (please provide score for the adjudicator;)


  • Perform one or two pieces of your choice demonstrating your technical abilities and musicality
  • Guitar faculty may ask for the student to demonstrate knowledge of scales, chords, improvisational skills, and sight-reading

Music Industry Auditions/Scholarships

  • Please contact:
    Robert W. Smith
    Coordinator of Music Industry
    (334) 670-3138