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Auditions

​​Fall 2022 Applicants:

Applicants have a choice between two audition formats: in person auditions or recorded submissions.  All applicants (except SRT non-performance and PAM Bachelor of Science) must perform an audition, regardless of format, in order to be considered.

  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. You can use the links below to sign up.
  • ​Recorded video auditions must be submitted by February 1 to your Blue Demon Domain (for undergraduates) or your application portal (for graduates/post-masters), in the “edit portfolio" section. To enable the recorded audition submission, email musicadmissions@depaul.edu by January 25. If you have already scheduled an in person audition and would like to be switched to recorded, please also email the admissions office

​​​Audition requirements vary slightly depending upon the degree an applicant is seeking. Please see your specific instrument's requirements


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REGIONAL USA AUDITIONS

Fall 2022 applicants: we will no longer be holding regional auditions due to the recent COVID developments. 


REGIONAL INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS

Fall 2022 Applicants: We will not be holding international regional auditions this year to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

ON-CAMPUS AUDITIONS

On-campus auditions will take place on weekends throughout February. 

The following protocols will be put in place for those auditioning in person:

  • Applicants may only bring one guest with them. No additional guests will be allowed inside the building.
  • Applicants (and guest) must send us proof of vaccination and a completed Assumption of Risk Waiver by February 1, 2022. If you are a minor, please complete this waiver. If you are not, please complete this one. Again, both the applicant and guest must fill one out. Please submit proof of vaccination and waiver forms here
  • Applicants and guest must wear a KN95 or N95 mask while in the building; applicants must wear an approved musician player mask during the audition. See the DePaul School of Music COVID-19 Updates page for information on approved mask models by instrument category and recommended vendors.
  • There will be no food or drink inside the building during audition days.

Sound Recording Technology
Applicants pursuing the performance track in Sound Recording Technology, please refer to your specific instrument's audition requirements.
Applicants pursuing a non-performance track in Sound Recording Technology must submit a video audition performing one selection that demonstrate their facility and musical understanding. In addition, SRT non-performance track applicants must follow the requirements listed here​

Performing Arts Management
Applicants pursuing the performance track (BM) in Performing Arts Management, please refer to your specific instrument's audition requirements.
Admission to the non-performance track (BS) in Performing Arts Management does not require an audition, but is contingent upon an interview with the program faculty, submission of a writing sample and a satisfactory completion of a music theory diagnostic test.