Music Program

Audition Information 

Scholarship Audition Requirements

A limited number of scholarships are available for students performing in the Concert Choir, Concert Band, and String Orchestra, and for Pianists that can serve the Music Program as Accompanists. 


1. Solo

A prepared piece of your choice (one movement from-multi movement pieces)

Drummers interested in Jazz Band may demonstrate two applicable styles (i.e., Swing, Rock, Funk, Latin)


You are welcome to bring an accompanist or recording to accompany you, but accompanists are not required for the audition. We may have accompanists available on select audition dates that coincide with University Admission Events. Please conduct the professors below for more information.


2. Major and Minor Scales (if applicable)

Winds and Percussion: Concert F, Eb, and D

Piano: Bb, D, and A

Strings: G and D

Voice: Scale Patterns at Piano


3. Sight Reading (if applicable)

A short passage from the repertoire will be given.


4. Recommendation Letter

Required of all new student scholarship applicants.


For full consideration, auditions must be completed by June 1 prior to the academic year the scholarship is awarded. In some circumstances pre-recorded auditions may be considered in lieu of a live audition. Contact the professors below for format and submission instructions.


For more information or to schedule a scholarship audition, please contact:

Winds, Dr. Joe Montelione,

Brass, Dr. Joe Montelione,

Percussion, Dr. Joe Montelione,

Piano, Dr. Kevin Burke,

Strings, Prof. Eliza Dopira,

Voice, Prof. Eliza Dopira,


Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble auditions are for diagnostic purposes only, to ensure that students are placed correctly within the ensembles and provided with appropriate sheet music. Please contact the director of each ensemble if you are interested in joining:

MUS 2201 Concert Choir, Prof. Eliza Dopira,

MUS 2203 Concert Band, Dr. Joe Montelione,

MUS 2204 String Orchestra, Prof. Eliza Dopira,

MUS 2205 Jazz Band, Dr. Joe Montelione,


NOTE:  Jazz Band placement is selective.

Mission Statement

The music program at Florida Tech is designed to enhance the experience of Florida Tech students in all disciplines. It offers the highest level of education in academic music learning as well as opportunities for progressive and innovative musical experiences through performance, professional guidance, and community interaction. The music program embraces and embodies Florida Tech’s mission as a high tech university with a distinctly human touch.

More Information

For more information please contact us!


School of Arts and Communication
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 674-8082