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Instrumental Ensembles

Audition Requirements for Instrumental Ensembles

You do not have to be a music major or minor to participate in our instrumental ensembles. All Seaver students, regardless of major, are encouraged to audition for our ensembles. Explore the performing instrumental ensembles that Seaver College offers.

Additional scholarships may be available for ensemble members. If you are interested in joining our Instrumental Ensembles but are NOT pursuing a music scholarship, we will have auditions available during the first week of New Student Orientation. 

If you are interested in pursuing a music scholarship alongside participation in our instrumental ensembles, please review the following requirements:

  • You must audition on the primary instrument of your choice. Please review the audition requirements for your primary instrument.
  • For your primary instrument, upload audition videos into your supplemental Fine Arts application in the Pepperdine application portal. 
  • Should you wish to audition with additional instruments for faculty consideration, please contact Dr. Pierre Tang in a follow-up email after completing the supplemental Fine Arts application: longtao.tang@pepperdine.edu. You do not need to submit multiple online applications.
  • You must participate in an interview with the music faculty. Participating in a live audition day, either virtually or in-person, will fulfill this requirement. If you are unable to participate in a live audition day, please reach out to the Fine Arts Recruitment Office to schedule your interview. 

Live auditions and supplemental Fine Arts submissions are ONLY required for students who are pursuing a scholarship in music.

For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Recruitment Office at 310.506.4111, or via email at fineartsrecruit@pepperdine.edu.