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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.) 


Applicants in classical voice, violin, clarinet, and all jazz instruments must submit a pre-audition screening video by December 1. 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 instrumental auditions are unaccompanied. Voice auditions are accompanied. 

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

 Applicants have a choice between two audition formats: in person auditions or recorded submissions. Though recorded auditions are accepted, we strongly encourage applicants to audition on campus to benefit from the in-person experience of meeting our faculty and seeing our buildings. Below are the details for each format. 

a. In person auditions take place during the month of January (regionally) and February (on-campus). Live auditions can be scheduled here. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire.

b. Recorded auditions must be uploaded to your Application Portal no later than February 1. Recorded auditions must be accompanied by a short interview video submission. Please visit the specific instrument page for the repertoire and interview requirements. If you choose to proceed with a recorded audition, please email musicadmissions@depaul.edu by January 25 to activate your portal. ​


All graduate Music Education and Composition applicants must also register for an interview. Please register with the following links:

Music Education

Composition​​