Exemption Exams for incoming students occur before the first week of school. Exemption Exams to test out of Music Theory or Aural Skills classes are held during WOW week. Exemption for Piano Foundations are scheduled with Prof. Lauren Mason () and are held either over Zoom before WOW week or during WOW week. Information about these exams is communicated to incoming students via email.
Auditions for The Master’s Chorale and for the TMU Orchestra occur during WOW week for incoming students. Current students may audition during the first week of classes of the Fall semester. Specific Dates/Times will be announced.
No auditions are necessary for University Singers and Handbells.
If you have questions regarding auditions for TMU Opera, please email . Members of TMU Opera typically participate in a fall class with productions in January.
If you have any additional questions regarding auditions, email or call (661) 362 2280.
Thanks to the generous support of benefactor John L. Robinson, the School of Music has promoted music from the 16th-18th centuries in ways that go beyond classroom instruction. Benefits to students include financing of private lessons with early music specialists, sponsoring master classes, purchasing specialized equipment, and underwriting historically informed concerts. The purchase of a versatile Roland C-30 keyboard has impacted music making in multiple ensembles. Its faithful reproduction of the sounds of positive pipe organ, fortepiano, several styles of harpsichord, as well as celesta, has been a dynamic addition to our music education and production.