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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate

All graduate Performance and Jazz Studies applicants are required to audition. (Applicants for classical Composition or Music Education do not need to audition.) Although the auditions are competitive and extremely important, you'll find the setting relaxed and the audition itself an interesting and rewarding experience.

Vocalists, violinists, and all jazz instrumentalists must submit a pre-audition screening video by December 15. Each piece for the pre-screening should be recorded in a single take and uploaded as an individual track. Recordings of individual tracks edited together from multiple takes are not acceptable. All videos received after December 15 will only be considered based on the availability of audition times. Upon passing the pre-audition screening, you will receive notification by no later than December 20 inviting you to schedule your live audition. All other instrumentalists will be able to schedule a live audition after submitting the online application. 

All instrumental auditions are unaccompanied. Voice auditions are accompanied; we will provide an accompanist for all voice students unless a student notifies us that they will bring their own. 

All woodwind auditions should be performed on the principal instrument of each woodwind family: flute, oboe, Bb/A clarinet, bassoon, and alto saxophone.​​​​​​