One of the most vibrant applied programs offered by any undergraduate music school in the United States, the Applied Program is the Saddleback Music Department's crown jewel. Competitive and comprehensive, the Applied Program enrolls students in a weekly applied lesson, an ensemble class (piano ensemble for pianists), and a weekly concert hour, a performance class required of all music majors, during which students demonstrate their performing abilities before their classmates and the Music Faculty, in a professional concert setting. Most Applied Program students also enroll in classes such as music theory, music history, and choir.
Auditions for the Applied Program are held on the first Thursday of each semester between Noon and 2 pm in room FA 101. Prepare a program of between five and ten minutes duration, preferably memorized and featuring contrasting styles, to showcase your abilities.