MM & DMA Auditions

Step-by-step instructions for auditioning for the Bienen School of Music are outlined below.


1. Submit your application Top

Within the Graduate Application, you will answer questions about your musical background, upload your resume and personal statement, and request recommendations. Many programs require that prescreening materials be submitted with the application. If your program requires an audition, you will receive information on how to schedule it following a successful review of your prescreening materials.

Submit your application

2024-25 Audition Dates

Bassoon
MM: February 8 & 15 ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Cello
MM: February 7-8 ||| DMA: February 12-13
Choral Conducting
MM & DMA: January 27 & 29
Clarinet
MM: TBD ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Classical Guitar
MM: February 7, 10, & 14 ||| DMA: February 12-13
Double Bass
MM: February 11 & 12 ||| DMA: February 12-13
Euphonium
MM: TBD ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Flute
MM: February 8-9, 15 ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Harp
MM: February 9 ||| DMA: February 12-13
Horn
MM: February 7-8, 13-14 ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Jazz Studies
MM: TBD
Music Education
MM: February 11-12
Oboe
MM: February 15 ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Orchestral Conducting
MM & DMA: February 4, 6, 18, & 20
Percussion
MM: TBD ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Piano
MM: February 8, 10-11, 15 ||| DMA: February 9
Saxophone
MM: TBD ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Trombone - Bass/Tenor
MM: February 8 & 15 ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Trumpet
MM: February 9-10 ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Tuba
MM: TBD ||| DMA: TBD after prescreening results are distributed
Viola
MM: February 8 & 15 ||| DMA: February 12-13
Violin
MM: February 7-8, 14 ||| DMA: February 12-13
Voice
MM: February 7-8, 14-15 ||| DMA: February 10
Wind Conducting
MM: TBD ||| DMA: TBD

2. Prepare for Your Audition Top

We recommend starting early by taking the audition requirements to your music teacher. Prepare for your audition by bringing musical selections that best showcase what you do well.  It is better to beautifully perform a piece that requires moderate skill, as opposed to a mediocre performance of a very difficult piece.

It is not necessary to produce prescreening recordings and final audition recordings in a professional studio. The most important aspect is that the sound quality of your recording is excellent, so find a good microphone and play your recording for multiple people before you submit it.

Accompaniment

Please see your program's individual Program Requirements page for information about accompaniment requirements. 


3. Audition Top

All students whose program requires an audition are asked to audition on campus. Virtual auditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If your program requires prescreening, please wait until you have received prescreening results to contact the Office of Music Admission about virtual audition options.