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​​​​​​Fall 2024 Applicants:

We encourage all applicants if at all possible, to audition in person. 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 are available by request. Request a recorded audition in lieu of a live audition by emailing by January 15. If your request is approved by faculty, then you must submit your recorded audition video to your applicant portal by February 1. 

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

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On-campus auditions will take place on weekends throughout February. Audition dates for specific instruments will be updated by mid-October for Fall 2024 admission

​Sound Recording Technology
  • Applicants pursuing the performance track (BM) in Sound Recording Technology, please refer to your specific instrument's audition requirements.
  • Applicants pursuing a non-performance track (BS) in Sound Recording Technology must submit a video audition performing one selection that demonstrates 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.
Please note:  Masks are not required inside the Holtschneider Performance Center spaces. At the same time, DePaul University continues to be a mask-friendly campus​. Proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will no longer be required for entrance into the building.​