Undergraduate Music Auditions and Visits

Explore the opportunities available for students to learn more and audition for the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College.

Greatbatch School of Music Preview Days

Students interested in studying music at Houghton are encouraged to visit on a Greatbatch School of Music Preview Day (with optional audition).


  • November 15, 2019
  • February 21, 2020

Typical Activities

  • Tour our Center for the Arts
  • Music Faculty Recital
  • Sit in on a music class
  • Attend Chapel
  • Meet and Greet with Music Faculty and Current Students
  • Audition for entrance into the Greatbatch School of Music (if a senior in high school)

*Note: you may visit Houghton on one of our Greatbatch School of Music Preview Days, even if you do not want to audition.

Greatbatch School of Music Audition Day


  • October 11, 2019
  • January 24, 2020

Typical Activities

  • Student-led campus tour
  • Time to visit with an admission counselor
  • Opportunity to attend chapel
  • Visit a class
  • Meet with a faculty member
  • Information session with a coach
  • Audition for entrance into the Greatbatch School of Music

Junior Mock Auditions

In addition to attending a Music Preview Day, high school juniors are invited to become acquainted with the audition process. through a “Junior Mock Audition.” These run in a very similar manner to a formal audition.

The purpose of this opportunity is to give students feedback and guidance, as they prepare for a formal audition.

Audition Requirements

All applicants to the School of Music are required to prepare and present an entrance audition. These auditions are designed to give studio faculty opportunity to meet each applicant and to assess strengths and potential for success in collegiate music studies.

The completed music application and two teacher recommendation forms must be submitted prior to scheduling an audition. We strongly recommend, for fullest consideration regarding admission & scholarship, that auditions be completed on or before February 15th.