Incoming Graduate Students

Advisory Exams

Performance Leveling Exams

  • Voice Leveling – Friday, August 19, 2016, from 1–2:30 p.m., Petree Recital Hall
  • Percussion Leveling – Friday, August 19, 2016, from 1–2 p.m., Bass A102
  • Brass Leveling – Friday, August 19, 2016, from 1–2 p.m., Bass A110
  • Woodwind Leveling – Friday, August 19, 2016, 2015, from 1–2 p.m., Bass A104
  • Piano Leveling – Friday, August 19, 2016, from 1–2 p.m., Bass A308
  • String Leveling – Friday, August 19, 2016,  1–3 p.m., Bass A105

Graduate Academic Orientation: Tuesday, August 30th, 1 p.m., Bass A101 (Small Rehearsal Hall)

Other Useful Resources

Guide to Preparing the Recital Paper for the M.M. (.docx)

See also: Graduate Audition RequirementsApply OnlineAudition Form

Dance Leveling

All new music theater students are required to attend dance leveling during new student orientation week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in Gaylord Center, Studio R.

Students will level in ballet, tap and jazz. The School of Dance & Arts Management will enroll students in dance classes, based on leveling, before classes begin.

You must attend all three levelings:

  • Ballet, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Tap, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Jazz, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Also, please download and read this document on what to wear. There are no exceptions to the dress code.

Instrumental Ensemble Chair Placement

All instrumentalists must participate in chair placement auditions for Symphony Orchestra and Wind Philharmonic. Auditions will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016.

The Instrumental Newsletter will provide more detailed information. See Ensemble Placement Auditions for Incoming Students.


  • 2016 Summer Instrumental Newsletter
  • 2016 Summer Choral Newsletter
  • The Broken Leg Opera Newsletter


For questions about Bass School graduate programs or any of the above information, please contact Dr. David Steffens, Graduate Coordinator, at or (405) 208-5981.