A separate application to the School of Music is also required. An audition is required when applying to the non-degree program leading toward teacher certification in music. The audition will be held after the application materials have been processed and before acceptance to the university. The purpose of the audition is to demonstrate evidence of the technical proficiency and musical artistry necessary to inspire young people’s study of music. It consists of four parts:
- Perform repertoire on primary instrument or voice (between three and five minutes in duration), demonstrating the highest level of current musical ability.
- Play “My Country ’tis of Thee” on the piano.
- Conduct “My Country ’tis of Thee.” (The interviewers will be the performers.)
- Sightread a simple four-part chorale on the piano.
In addition to the general requirements of the College of the Arts, the School of Music has the following requirements:
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Music or Graduate degree in Music. Applicants wishing to be licensed who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in music or waivers from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission must apply either for admission to a second bachelor’s degree in music education or as post-baccalaureate students to complete the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in music education. Further information on both programs may be obtained from the Music Education Division.
- Applicants must have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.