Department of Music


If you plan to major in music (or double major) in the following degree programs, you will need to complete a successful audition for admission into the Department of Music.

Music Performance

Music Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The audition serves for both entrance/placement and for scholarship consideration.

If you need to audition, you must apply to the Department of Music through Embark, and either submit a video recording or perform a live audition by Monday, February 1, 2021. See details below. ‚Äč

If you plan to audition for the Department of Music, you must apply to Auburn University by the following dates:

  • December 1- Receive Academic Scholarship Consideration from the University 
  • February 1- University Acceptance without Academic Scholarship Consideration


Live auditions will only be scheduled if you have been accepted into the University.

Recorded Audition

  • Instrumentalists, email the correct studio instructor for your skill and copy the area coordinator alerting them to your interest in auditioning for the Department of Music.
  • Classical Vocalists, only email the voice coordinator Dr. Rosephanye Powell.
  • Commercial Vocalists, email Professor Jilla Webb.
  • Comp/Tech students, only email the area coordinator, Professor Lee Johnson.
    • Email addresses for the appropriate studio instructors and area coordinators are listed below.
  • Complete the Embark music major application
  • Choose "VIDEO"under Audition Type.
  • Once your video has been uploaded, you have completed all necessary steps.
  • Complete the AUSOM application if you haven't already done so.


All recorded auditions must be received by February 1, 2021.

The recording does not have to be professionally made; however, we recommend that you ensure the recording is of high quality and without technical problems (e.g., issues with format or volume). 


Flute: Virginia Broffitt Kunzer

Oboe: Kathleen Carter Bell

Bassoon: Conor Bell

Clarinet: David Odom

Saxophone: Michael Pendowski

Trumpet: Mark DeGoti

Horn: William Schaffer

Trombone: Matt Wood

Euphonium / Tuba: Stephen Kunzer 

Percussion: Doug Rosener

Strings: Guy Harrison

Voice: Rosephanye Powell

Voice, Commercial: Jilla Webb

Piano: Jeremy Samolesky

Comp/Tech: Lee Johnson



Woodwind: David Odom

Brass: Mark DeGoti

Percussion: Doug Rosener

Voice: Rosephanye Powell

Voice, Commercial: Jilla Webb

Strings: Guy Harrison

Piano: Jeremy Samolesky

Comp/Tech: Lee Johnson

For ensemble auditions (instrumental or vocal), please visit the Ensembles. 




Last Updated: April 15, 2021