Undergraduate Audition Information

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Prescreening, Audition, and Portfolio Information

Special announcement - auditions/interviews for the 2021 application season

Updated: October 1, 2020

We appreciate your patience as we continue to finalize plans for this coming season. 

  • Early Action auditions/interviews will be held virtually on December 5th, 2020. 
  • All deadlines and requirements are the same. 
  • Applicants must submit prescreen videos (required for all) and portfolios (if required for your major) by the November 1st - Early Action or December 1st - Regular Decision deadlines. *Flute, Percussion, Piano- applicants follow the prescreen requirements and if approved to audition will submit additional videos with supplemental audition requirements at a later date. Applicants in other studios may also be asked to submit additional material to supplement the prescreen videos. 
  • After an initial review of the videos, applicants will be notified of their status and given specific information about the virtual audition/interview format. 
  • More information about Regular Decision (RD) auditions will be released in December. RD prescreen videos/portfolios are due by December 1. 

 

Helpful Hints for Preparing Videos

  • All materials must include video and be filmed without editing.
  • Video recordings should include you and your instrument in the frame.
  • Use a tripod to stabilize the recording device if at all possible. 
  • The lighting source should be behind the camera.
  • Introduce yourself at the beginning of each recording and describe what you will play or sing. Make sure to speak clearly.
  • Use a quality external microphone if available.
  • Consider doing a "trial run" before recording the final submissions.
  • Perform on the recording as if you were live.
  • Please review your videos prior to submission to ensure quality and check levels/sound/etc.

 

All applicants to the Frost School of Music must submit

prescreen videos and, if approved, audition. 

All instruments/genres require a prescreening prior to being invited to audition. Please check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the links on the left-hand menu. 

Check out our video below with all the details on how to audition!

                           

Prescreening

The priority deadline is November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision. This is a requirement for both Early Action and Regular Decision applicants.

  • Check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the clickable links on the left-hand menu
  • Prescreening submissions will not be reviewed by faculty until both applications and applicable fees are received.
  • Videos are required. Audio files alone will not be accepted. 
  • Upload online when you submit the Frost supplemental application.
  • Prescreening requirements are the same as audition requirements unless specified on the instrument page.
  • Prescreening requirements are not the same as portfolio requirements for Composition, Media Writing & Production, and Music Engineering Technology. See below for additional details on portfolios.

Auditions

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  • Undergraduate On-Campus Audition Dates

    Fall 2021 Application Season
    All applicants must submit video auditions at the time of application and final auditions will be held in a virtual format.
    Early Action applicants only:
    • Saturday, December 5, 2020
    Regular Decision & Transfer applicants:
    TBD

  • Regional Auditions

    Regional auditions will not be offered for the 2021 application season. 

  • Recorded Auditions

    Fall 2021 Application Season
    All applicants must submit video auditions at the time of application and final auditions will be held in a virtual format.

    • Priority deadline is December 1st for Regular Decision.
    • Videos are required. Audio files alone will not be accepted. 
    • Upload online when you submit the Frost supplemental application.
    • Check the requirements for your specific instrument by using the links on the left-hand menu.

Portfolios

The priority deadline is November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision.

  • Required for Composition, Media Writing & Production, and Music Engineering Technology applicants.
  • In addition to the portfolio, applicants to the three programs mentioned above must follow the prescreen/audition requirements for their primary instrument/voice in one of the following genres: Classical, Contemporary, or Jazz.
  • Upload online when you submit the Frost supplemental application and prescreen videos.