Audition Dates & Requirements

Please read this entire page as it has important information regarding audition/portfolio requirements.

AUDITION DATES

Audition dates for entrance and scholarship for Fall 2021 applicants:

November 21, 2020

January 23, 2021

February 13, 2021

February 27, 2021

Audition registration will begin in October. You will receive an email to sign-up for an audition when registration becomes available. Due to COVID-19, the audition dates and information may change. Any changes will be communicated via email and updated on the School of Music website. You must submit an application to the University before registering for an audition. You do not have to be admitted into the University to sign-up for an audition. To complete an undergraduate application to the University or to login to your Application Gateway, please visit the following website: http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply

To schedule an audition for Spring 2021 admission, please contact the School of Music admissions office at gomusic@louisville.edu to arrange an audition.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS
All applicants must audition as an instrumentalist or vocalist, regardless of the degree (major or minor). Audition requirements vary for instruments. Please see the appropriate links below or contact the professor in your performance/degree area with questions.

Instrumental Undergraduate Audition Requirements
Instrumental Jazz Undergraduate Audition Requirements

Voice Audition Requirements

Please note there are separate requirements for jazz instruments above. The School of Music will provide piano accompaniment for vocal auditions only. Accompaniment will not be required for instrumental auditions.

ADDITIONAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN DEGREES

In addition to the required instrumental/voice audition requirements listed above, music composition, music & new media, music theory and music therapy applicants must also provide additional material. Please click on the links below for additional requirements.

Music Composition Requirements

Music & New Media Requirements

Music Theory Requirements

Music Therapy Requirements

Audition Faculty Contact List

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Video links may be submitted in lieu of a live audition only with special permission from the faculty in your applied area. Please contact the Admissions Counselor at gomusic@louisville.edu to make this request.
  • In order to be considered for a music scholarship, students must audition on or before the final scholarship audition date. For more information about scholarships please visit our scholarship page: http://louisville.edu/music/apply/undergraduate/scholarships
  • It is strongly recommended that all your admissions materials be submitted prior to your audition. All materials must be submitted before the School of Music can admit a student or make a scholarship offer.
  • For students with schedule conflicts, a weekday audition may be arranged with faculty in your performance area. Please contact the Admissions Counselor at gomusic@louisville.edu to make this request.