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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Guitar

​​​We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.  

  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Review list of audition dates by instrument here.
  • ​Recorded video auditions are available by request and 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, contact 

Audition Repertoire

Applicants should choose one piece from three of the following four categories:

  • a work from the Renaissance or Baroque period such as a lute (or Vihuela) work by Da Milano, Narvaez, Dowland or Scarlatti, Weiss, and Bach (a single movement from a suite in the latter two cases), or other composers from the same period
  • a 19th-century work by Sor, Aguado, Giuliani, Mertz, Tárrega, or equivalent
  • an early 20th-century work from composers such as Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Turina or Torroba, Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Barrios and Castlenuovo-Tedesco, or equivalent
  • a later 20th-century work by composers such as Brouwer, Britten, Henze, Martin, Rodrigo, Walton, or equivalent​ 

Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)

​Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions:

  • ​What is your musical background?
  • Why are you applying to DePaul?​​