New Students

Getting Started with Oxy Music

If you’re new to Music at Oxy and interested in getting involved, there are several events during the first week of the fall semester to help you get started.

Music Theory Placement Exam

The 2020 placement exam will take place on Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 PM in Booth Hall, Room 204.

If you're considering majoring in Music or simply wanting to take a music production or composition class, you must first take a course in music theory. To do so, you need to take the Music Theory Placement Exam. The Exam is open to all students–no sign-up necessary!

PLEASE NOTE, the four-course music theory sequence is offered every academic year as follows:

     Fall Semester             MUSC 101, MUSC 250/250A

Spring Semester            MUSC 151/151A, MUSC 351/351A

See the Music page in the 2020-2021 Catalog for more information.

Music Department Information Session

Saturday, August 22nd, from 2:00 to 2:50 PM in Booth Hall, Room 204

Come find out about our fall Music courses and lessons prior to registering for classes.

Music Lesson Placement & Ensemble Scholarship Auditions

If you want to take private lessons for voice or an instrument, or if you want to play in an ensemble, you need to attend the Music Lesson Placement & Ensemble Scholarship Auditions. These informal auditions will help us place you with an instructor suited to your needs. You will also be considered for ensemble scholarships.

The 2020 Music Lesson Placement & Ensemble Scholarship Auditions will take place in Booth Hall's Bird Studio on Monday, August 24th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Click here to sign up for the 2020 Music Lesson Placement & Ensemble Scholarship Auditions.

PRINT THIS FORM AND BRING IT TO YOUR AUDITIONS. If you are unable to print it, hard copies will be available on the day of the audition.

Ensemble Auditions

If you want to perform in an ensemble, you should sign up for an audition. All audition schedules and sign-up sheets, as well as descriptions of each of our ensembles, can be found on the Ensembles page. If you're new to playing music, don't worry; College Chorus, Son Jarocho Ensemble, and Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble don't require auditions and welcome beginners.

Music Department Mixer

Come to this reception to meet Music faculty and current Music students and to find out more about music opportunities in and out of the classroom.

The 2020 Music Department Mixer will take place in Booth Hall's courtyard on Friday, August 28th starting at 5:00 PM.

Music Major Information Session

If you are even remotely considering majoring in Music, you should attend this session. All current Music majors will be in attendance.

The 2020 Music Major Info Session will take place in Booth 204 on Friday, September 4th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.