Music Admission

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It's Audition Season!


All students should refer to the following steps for successful entry into the McKendree University Department of Music and/or the McK Athletic Bands Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Streif, our Music Events and Logistics Coordinator, at or 618-537-6554.




 McK Music Audition Days

Monday, January 19

"Music at McKendree" Audition Day (Martin Luther King Day)

Sunday, February 1

"Music at McKendree" Audition Day (2nd Day of McK Leadership Weekend)

Monday, February 16

"Music at McKendree" Audition Day (President's Day)

Monday, March 2

"Music at McKendree" Audition Day (Casimir Pulaski Day)

Both Private & Video Audition Submission Options Available!


Audition Checklist


1.  Apply and be accepted to McKendree University

2. Read the Audition Requirements and download Required Music PDF's

3. Submit an online Music Audition Request

4. Prepare for your performance! Your final step will be auditioning for the McKendree Music Faculty.

NOTE: After your Music Audition Request has been received, further information about scheduling will be sent in an email at least 1 week prior to auditions. 

It is extremely important that you read the requirements provided in your confirmation e-mail and meet each requirement in your audition. If you have any questions about a requirement, please contact us immediately. Shortly after your audition, you will be notified via ‘snail-mail’ of your admission status within the Department of Music. Scholarship award amounts should go out from the Office of Financial Aid beginning in early April.

Other Information

Scholarship Information  
Required Music PDF's   
Audition Form