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February Auditions

Audition Week 2021 will be held from Monday, February 15, 2021 through Friday, February 19, 2021. Applicants should plan to submit video recordings as live auditions will likely be impossible due to state and university regulations related to COVID-19. Please refer to our Special Instructions below for detailed information regarding your recorded audition.

Though recorded auditions and portfolio materials for regular auditions will be submitted by February 1st, certain departments will also be holding virtual interviews during audition week (2/15 ā€“ 2/19). The admissions office will be scheduling the interviews after the application deadline of December 1st. A complete list of areas that will hold virtual interviews is TBA. Please check back through the fall semester for updates.

Pre-Screened Areas:

In areas that require pre-screening, applicants should submit their application and pre-screening videos by the application deadline of December 1st. Pre-screening repertoire is available here. Students who pass the pre-screening round will be notified in early January and will then be required to supplement their pre-screening videos or prepare a new video audition with the live audition repertoire which you may find listed here. Students should have their complete audition video recorded and uploaded to their application no later than February 1, 2021.

All other Areas:

Students who are auditioning for areas which do not require pre-screening will be required to submit a full video audition recording of the live audition repertoire no later than February 1, 2021. Video recordings will be reviewed by the faculty during audition week.

For areas that require interviews as part of an admission decision (which include Composition, Computer music, Music for New Media and Recording Arts), students who have passed pre-screening will submit their complete portfolios by February 1, 2021 and will also be scheduled for a remote interview with the faculty during audition week.

Early Decision Auditions

Early Decision auditions will be held remotely and via recorded audition. Students who wish to audition for Early Decision will be required to submit their application and a complete video recording or portfolio of the audition repertoire by November 1, 2020. For areas that require interviews as part of an admission decision (which include Composition, Computer music, Music for New Media and Recording Arts), students will be scheduled for remote interviews during the first week of December. Students will be notified of an admission decision by December 15, 2020.

EarlyĀ DecisionĀ InformationĀ andĀ Obligations

May Auditions

May auditions will be held remotely and via recorded audition. Students who wish to audition for Late Admission will be required to submit their application and a complete video recording or portfolio of the audition repertoire by May 1, 2021. For areas that require interviews as part of an admission decision (which include Composition, Computer music, Music for New Media and Recording Arts), students will be scheduled for remote interviews during the second week of May. Students will be notified of an admission decision by June 1, 2021.

Auditions in May are available to the following instrument and degree areas:

  • Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, & Performance Certificate: Performance
    • Brass
      • Euphonium
      • French Horn
      • Trombone
      • Trumpet
      • Tuba
    • Computer Music
    • Dance
    • Early Music
    • Guitar
    • Harp
    • Jazz
    • New Media
    • Organ
    • Piano
    • Recording Arts and Sciences
    • Strings:
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Cello
      • Double Bass
    • Voice
    • Woodwinds:
      • Bassoon
      • Clarinet
      • Oboe
      • Saxophone
  • Master of Music & GPD
    • Brass
      • Euphonium
      • French Horn
      • Trombone
      • Trumpet
      • Tuba
    • Computer Music
    • Early Music
    • Guitar
    • Harp
    • Jazz (GPD only)
    • Musicology
    • Music Theory
    • Organ
    • Piano
    • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Strings:
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Cello
      • Double Bass
    • Voice
    • Woodwinds:
      • Bassoon
      • Clarinet
      • Oboe
      • Saxophone

Special instructions for uploading your audition video

  • All materials must be filmedĀ withoutĀ editing.
  • Videos should be uploaded on the ‘Video/Portfolio Upload’ page.
  • The recording camera or phone should be placed on a tripod or a stand to minimize shake and jitter.
  • Video recordings should include you and your instrument in the frame.
  • Speaking slowly, please introduce yourself at the beginning of each recording and describe what you will play or sing.
  • The lighting source should be behind the camera
  • Please review all recordings so that your video and audio are the quality you want.
  • Recordings and/or portfolio items must be uploaded as part of this application submission.

If you submit a recording for the regular admissions period, you must still submit your application (and pre-screening video, if applicable) by the December 1st deadline, butĀ you will be allowed to upload your recorded audition to your status page any time before February 1st.Ā Early decision applicants must submit a recording by the November 1st deadline. For late applicants, please submit your recorded audition by the April 15th deadline.