Schedule an Audition

To schedule a scholarship audition, please contact the appropriate person listed below.


Prof. Rebekah Ambrosini or call 405.491.6344


Dr. Mark Reighard or call 405.491.6342

Winds / Percussion

Dr. Rich Cantwell or call 405.491.6344


Dr. Melissa Lewis or call 405.717.6242

Music Instrumental Program at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OKlahoma

Audition Requirements

Only prospective students who are prepared and meet the following guidelines may audition.
Dress code: Casual business attire is deemed appropriate for a scholarship audition.


  • Sing 2 songs of contrasting style from memory as follows:
    • Vocal contest literature, such as art songs, opera arias; oratorio arias, -OR-
    • Songs from a musical, -OR-
    • Christian contemporary
  • Bring an accompaniment or an accompanist


  • Perform 2 classical pieces of contrasting styles; at least 1 must be from memory
  • Play 1 hymn arrangement

(Listed in order of preference)

  • Perform a solo piece that was prepared for a high school district, regional or state contest, -OR-
  • Perform an etude that was prepared for a high school honor group audition, -OR-
  • Perform a sacred piece that was prepared for a church setting
  • Audition material does not have to be memorized or accompanied


  • Play any 3-octave major scale in quarter notes (quarter note equal to 60 or more)
  • Perform 2 technically contrasting pieces as follows:
    • Classical repertoire, -AND-
    • Etudes prepared for an audition, or pieces prepared for a church setting
  • Memorization and accompaniment are not required