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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, string bassists and all jazz instrumentalists must submit a pre-audition screening video by December 11, an extension from the original December 1 deadline. 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 11 will only be considered based on the availability of audition times.

All instrumental auditions are unaccompanied. Voice auditions are accompanied. Vocalists must provide their own accompanist for regional auditions in Los Angeles and Atlanta. For on-campus auditions, DePaul will provide an accompanist unless the student notifies us 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.​​​​​​​​​

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

Music Education

Composition​​​​​​