Audition Dates & Requirements
The School of Music will provide piano accompaniment for vocal auditions only. Accompaniment will not be required for instrumental auditions. Contact the faculty member for your performance area with questions. Audition requirements vary for Classical versus Jazz Studies students. Please see the appropriate links below or contact the professor in your performance area. For graduate student audition requirements, please refer to the Auditions page under the Future Students - Graduate Admissions - Auditions link on this website.
OPEN AUDITION DATES – FOR ENTRANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP FOR FALL 2015
January 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
February 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
The audition and interview generally take 45-60 minutes to complete. The first part of the audition is conducted much like a “mini-lesson,” where the student performs and interacts with faculty. The audition is followed by an informal interview with another School of Music faculty member. Undergraduate students will be given a brief, oral assessment of theory/musicianship and may be asked to discuss academic and career goals. See the listing below for instrument specific requirements. If you have audition questions, please contact the professor in your applied area.
- Video, DVD, CD, or audio tape may be submitted in lieu of a live audition only with special permission from the faculty in your applied area.
- In order to be considered for a music scholarship, students must audition on or before the final scholarship audition date. Merit or academic-based scholarships are handled through Undergraduate Admissions and the deadline to apply for those is January 15.
- For music composition and music theory applicants, the portfolio must be submitted by February 1. For music history applicants, the portfolio must be submitted by February 15.
- Auditions will be scheduled only if your application to UofL has been received. Once you have applied, contact the School of Music Admissions Counselor to schedule your audition as soon as possible as audition slots fill up quickly. It is strongly recommended that all your admissions materials be submitted prior to your audition. All of the materials must be submitted before the School of Music can admit a student or make a scholarship offer.
- The School of Music will provide piano accompaniment for vocal auditions only. Accompaniment will not be required for instrumental auditions.
- Audition requirements vary for classical versus jazz applicants.
- For students with schedule conflicts, a weekday audition may be arranged with faculty in your performance area.
It is strongly recommended that all materials be submitted prior to your audition.
ALL of the materials listed above must be submitted before the School of Music can admit a student or make a scholarship offer.