Audition Schedule for Music Students

Welcome to California State University, Chico!

We are very excited to have you become part of our dynamic Department of Music and Theatre and wish you great success. There are some very important events/dates that we want to bring to your attention as a music students.

Audition and Placement Schedules:

  • Vocal- First week of Class Monday 3:00-5:00pm (Fall and Spring)

  • Choir- First day of Class (Fall and Spring)

  • Theory Placement- Thursday 1:00-3:00pm before classes start (Fall and Spring)

  • Aural Skills- Thursday 3:15-4:30pm before Classes start (Fall only)

  • Piano- First week of Class Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm (Fall and Spring)

  • Percussion- First week of Class Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm (Fall) Monday 3:00-5:00pm (Spring)

  • Brass- First week of Class Monday 2:00-5:00pm(Fall) and Monday 3:00-5:00pm (Spring)

  • Woodwind- First week of Class Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm (Fall) and Monday 3:00-5:00pm (Spring)


For exams/auditions/interviews will be posted in the department office (PAC 106) beginning First Monday of each Semester.  Please stop by, or call the office (530-898-5152) if you are out of town, to sign up for an exam/audition/ interview time.  Make sure you have made the appropriate meeting appointments.

*Note:  You are required to take the theory, aural skills, and piano proficiency exam unless you plan to take MUSC 101, MUSC 103, and MUSC 105.  These exams are for evaluation and course placement purposes for those with experience.

Ensemble auditions will be held during the week prior to the beginning of the semester and the first week of classes. Check with the appropriate ensemble director and/or the department office for scheduled times.


Advising is critically important to your college career.  Our department has mandatory advising for all music majors. Mandatory advising helps us make your academic career a successful one by guiding you through your Major Plan each semester.

Here’s how it works: each semester we do group advising, by your Option. This advising session takes place three weeks prior to the opening of the next semester’s registration. Any student that doesn’t receive advising will have a hold placed on their record and you will not be able to register for classes. To lift the hold you will need to meet with your advisor.  The Faculty Advisors for the music majors are:

General Music:                   Music Education:

Music Industry and Recording Arts:

Bradley Martin                     Dr. Michelle McConkey

Prof. Daniel Sargent

Prof. Alek Palmersmith

Computer Requirements:

All music majors are required an Apple Laptop. Additional hardware and software will be required for Recording Arts majors and students emphasizing Composition.

To view the details of the computer information go to: Computer Requirement