The music faculty requires each incoming scholarship candidate to arrange an audition through the Admissions department prior to the March deadline each year (March 15, 2019). Students are welcome to schedule an audition during an individual weekday visit to campus or during selected group visit events. Students may audition before completing the application process but official notification is not sent until a student has been accepted to Luther. Please check the requirements by instrument (listed below) and complete the Recruit Me for Music form prior to scheduling your audition. Music résumés or pre-screening recordings are not required.
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Clarinet (all types)
Saxophone (all types)
Prospective music majors should perform materials in all three of the above instrumental categories. Drum kit is optional.
Jazz Electric Bass or Upright Bass:
1. Three different scales of your choice (major, natural minor, and blues and jazz scales for example).
2. Two pieces you are playing or have played with a Jazz Band. (one swing and one straight-eighth, rock or latin)
3. Improvisation on a blues form or dorian mode ("So What" for example).
Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
Double Bass players: