Undergraduate Audition Information

Prescreening, Audition, and Portfolio Information

On-campus auditions are preferred and provide a full day of activities for students and parents. In addition to the audition with the faculty, you’ll have many opportunities to meet Frost School students. Audition days begin with an information session including presentations from the Frost School of Music Office of Admission, Frost School of Music Undergraduate Dean, University Office of Admission, and University Office of Financial Assistance Services.

We also offer auditions at regional sites and accept video auditions, for select instruments, which may be uploaded online through our supplemental application SlideRoom at the time of application

Some instruments/genres may require a prescreening prior to being invited to audition.  Contemporary applicants must complete a live audition on-campus or at the Los Angeles site. Jazz applicants must complete a live audition on-campus. In rare circumstances, a recorded/Skype audition may be approved by the faculty.

Please check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the clickable links on the left-hand menu.  Applicants select their preferred audition date on the SlideRoom application.  Auditions are scheduled in the order that completed Frost School of Music applications and fees are received and there is a $25 fee to change an already confirmed audition date.

Undergraduate On-Campus Audition Dates

Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Please check the restrictions for your preferred date below carefully before selecting a date on the SlideRoom application.  Errors in your submission will delay the processing of your application. 
January 26 - We will not hear any of the following on this date: CAM, classical flute, classical percussion, jazz/contemporary drumset
February 9 - We will not hear any of the following on this date: classical percussion

Prescreening

  • Priority deadline is November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision
  • Required for all contemporary, jazz, flute, keyboard and violin applicants
  • Prescreenings must include both audio and video
  • Upload online through SlideRoom at the time of application
  • Check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the clickable links on the left-hand menu
  • Prescreenings will not be reviewed by faculty until both applications and applicable fees are received

Recorded Auditions

  • Priority deadline is December 1st
  • Recorded auditions must include both audio and video
  • Upload online through SlideRoom at the time of application
  • Accepted for classical applicants living north of Orlando, Florida
  • Check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the clickable links on the left-hand menu

Regional Auditions

If you are unable to attend an on-campus audition, regional auditions are an alternative for some instruments: we will not hear classical percussion, jazz (with the exception of jazz voice), contemporary/jazz drumset or contemporary media at any regional site.   Contemporary instrumentalist/vocalists and jazz voice may audition at the Los Angeles site. Other sites may have limitations and are noted below.  
December 19, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
No contemporary/jazz/percussion
January 18, 2018
Burbank, CA
Jazz Voice only

January 24, 2018 
Los Angeles, California
Classical, Contemporary
No contemporary media or drumset/percussion
February 2, 2018
New York, New York
No contemporary/jazz/percussion

Portfolios

  • Submission deadline is February 1st
  • Required for applicants to Composition (MTC), Media Writing & Production (MWP), and Music Engineering Technology (MUE)
  • Portfolio submission link will be sent once prescreenings are reviewed and auditions are scheduled
  • A portfolio is not the same as a prescreening and the requirements are different
  • Check the requirements for your specific program by using the clickable links on the left-hand menu