Future Students

Programs of Study

The Bachelor of Music in Performance program prepares students for careers as instrumentalists in symphonic, jazz, and popular styles; as singers in opera, theatre, and popular music; as solo recitalists; accompanists; private and college teachers and church musicians. Students may choose to study any of the following: woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, guitar, keyboard, and/or voice. This degree has four tracks:

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares students for careers as K-12 music teachers in public and private schools.

The liberal arts emphasis of the Bachelor of Arts degree provides music students greater exposure to courses in other academic areas. Students concentrate their coursework in areas that support their career goals.

Musicians who wish to major in other academic areas and who would like to pursue an interest and an ability in music may elect to obtain a minor in music.

Audition Schedule

Audition Requirements

Each auditionee should prepare at least two selections of contrasting style. Vocalists should include at least one selection in a foreign language. Instrumentalists should prepare a published piece similar to those required for participation in a solo and ensemble festival. Auditions may contain sight-reading, scales, and sight-singing. All auditionees are encouraged to perform with an accompanist (if applicable). The department can sometimes supply an accompanist for vocal auditions. If you wish to request this, please indicate on the audition form.

Music Audition Submission Form

2020-2021 Scholarship Auditions

Friday, November 8, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
Summerville Campus
Friday, February 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
Summerville Campus
Friday, March 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
Summerville Campus

Auditions can also be scheduled by appointment. Contact the Music Department Office at (706) 737-1453. 

Performance Opportunities

Performing excellence is a fundamental part of all programs within the Music Department and opportunities exist in all university ensembles. Augusta University offers a symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, choral ensembles, opera ensemble, jazz ensemble and combo, choir, and various smaller chamber groups.


An annual opera, Fine Arts Gala, evening concerts, and other university events such as commencement present opportunities for all students to perform both on and off campus.

Concerto Competition

Augusta University's Orchestra conducts a concerto competition, and the winners are presented cash awards in addition to the honor of being featured performers in the final concert of the year.

Would you like to perform? Teach music to public or private school students? Conduct? Go to graduate school for advanced musical studies?

Whatever your goal, you'll find a music program at Augusta University that provides excellent preparation.