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Recorded Auditions

Who can audition by video recording?

Applicants who reside more than 300 miles from campus who can not make any of the on-campus or regional audition dates, may opt to audition through video submission. If appropriate, a follow up skype or phone interview will be scheduled.

Applicants to graduate conducting and doctoral or Artist Diploma programs are not eligible to audition by video due to the requirements for ensemble conducting, entrance testing, and advanced level of program. 

How do i submit my video audition?

All undergraduate applicants must submit their recorded auditions and supplemental applications through Acceptd.

Graduate prescreening and graduate recorded video auditions can be submitted through Dropbox. Designate as the recipient. Please create and share a single folder containing your uploads. Do not share each individual file.

what Do I need to know? 

Recorded auditions can be evaluated only after the applicant's application has been processed.

Requirements for recorded video auditions are the same as live auditions.

There is to be no editing of any kind.

There is to be no artificial processing, including but not limited to reverb, equalization, dynamics (compressor, limiter, expander), and pitch alteration.

A stereo recording is suggested. Microphone(s) should be approximately two feet from the instrument/voice.

Faculty will accept DVD format auditions

Applicants should make every effort to have the best possible recording made of their audition performance. Recorded auditions that are of poor quality may result in faculty requesting a new recording or an on-campus audition. Auditions may be denied due to poor recording quality.

All hard-copy recordings should be clearly labeled with the name of the applicant, degree, major, instrument/voice type, and email. Recordings that cannot identified cannot be reviewed.

All recordings should be submitted with the Recording Submission Form. 

All applicants auditioning by recording will be considered for admission and scholarship by virtue of their submission.

Recordings will not be returned.

When do I need to submit my recorded audition?

Recordings should be postmarked/submitted through Acceptd or Dropbox.

Please note: For maximum scholarship consideration, all evaluation processes done remotely, (recorded auditions and telephone interviews), should be received and/or completed by April 1st.