Music Placement and Auditions

Do you need to audition?Yes, every person intending to study music at HCC must audition. The audition process is designed to help faculty determine appropriate class placement. All are welcome regardless of ability

Theory Placement Test
If it is determined that you need to audition, a music theory placement test will be given before the audition to evaluate your basic understanding of the fundamentals of music. Individual sight singing evaluations will be done during the audition time. 

Audition Scheduling
The audition will be scheduled by a music department representative.

All auditions will take place in the Ybor Performing Arts Building, Room 132 (YPAB 132). All auditions are audio recorded (no video) to share with your future instructor(s). An accompanist will be provided for those auditioning who need one. (Please bring music for vocal literature and piano parts to  your instrumental pieces).

Please contact Catherine Fortney, Music Department Assistant, with any questions or to start the placement process.

Upcoming Music Audition Dates:
Saturday, May 13, 2023: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Friday, August 18, 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Directions to the Ybor City Campus

Minimum Audition Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions. If you didn't find the answer that you were looking for, don't hesitate to contact one of us!

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