Audition Overview

Applicants to the Mary Pappert School of Music can choose between an in-person or online audition. Regardless of format (in-person or online), all applicants must submit an Audition Portfolio in advance of their scheduled audition that meets the standards of the Audition Guidelines.

View Audition Guidelines

The goal of the audition process is to provide faculty evaluators with a clear picture of your performance ability and level of artistry. We also want to give you the opportunity to showcase your best performances. That is why we use a two-part approach that combines a live audition (in-person or online) with the ability to share an Audition Portfolio containing pre-recorded music media.

Submit Audition PortfolioPart 1: Submit your Audition Portfolio

Audition Portfolios contain compiled media links of pre-recorded audition material submitted at least 1 week in advance of the audition using the applicant portal. Learn how to assemble your portfolio.

View a sample Audition Portfolio

Live Audition
Part 2: Complete your Live Audition

(in-person or online)

  • In-Person Auditions occur on campus at designated times in front of faculty evaluators.
  • Online Auditions occur at designated times via Zoom to allow for real-time interaction with faculty evaluators.

View a sample Audition Schedule

In addition to the Audition Portfolio, there are also live performances, degree interviews, and supplemental assessments required of each applicant. Please refer to the chart below for additional information:

Audition Day Components and Requirements


NOTE: If you choose to participate in the online audition process, you will need the following equipment:

  • Computer, tablet, or mobile device with a webcam, microphone, and high-speed internet access.
  •  External microphones are not required but highly recommended.

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