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Audition Dates and Deadlines

*All singers must submit a pre-screening recording including two of the three required pieces by December 1, to You may go ahead and choose a live audition date now. Singers will be notified by early January of their acceptance for a live audition. Please do not book travel until you have received this notification.

On campus Audition Dates

  • February 8-9, 2015 (Sunday-Monday)
  • February 20-21, 2015 (Friday-Saturday)
  • March 6-7, 2015 - singers only (Friday-Saturday)
  • March 8-9, 2015 - instrumentalists only (Sunday-Monday)

* March 9th is the last audition day for music scholarship consideration.


  • October 24, 2014 - New York City  
  • January 13, 2015 - Miami   
  • January 19, 2015 - Chicago 

On-Campus Audition Days include the audition, sample lesson with a faculty member, music class visit, ensemble rehearsal observation, campus tour, and Q&A session.

Schedule your audition at least two weeks prior to the audition date through one of the following methods:

  • Schedule Online
  • Call the Office of Admission at: 800.447.2495      

If you are unable to attend one of the above music audition dates, contact Patrick Evans. (Phone: 800.447.2495, ext. 4118 or 4081; Email: We will work with you to try to schedule an alternate audition date.

Recorded Auditions:

 The Admission Committee prefers that you audition in person. If circumstances prevent you from doing so, we will accept a high-quality recorded audition. We encourage applicants to submit an unedited video recording through the DePauw School of Music page. Recordings submitted must clearly identify the name of the performer, instrument and audition repertoire, and must adhere to the Audition Repertoire Requirements.

All singers must submit a pre-screening recording including 2 of the 3 required pieces by December 1, also to the DePauw School of Music page

All other recorded auditions must be received by March 1, but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recordings as early as possible.  Contact Patrick Evans at 800.447.2495 to confirm receipt of your recording.

For suggestions on how to perform your best on music auditions, please see sound advice on auditioning.

Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials well in advance of the reserved audition date.  All application materials must be received by the Office of Admission no later than two weeks prior to the audition date.  Please do not send any application materials to the School of Music. 

Application materials and audition results are reviewed as expeditiously as possible, and admission decisions are sent as they become available.  The Admission Committee begins reviewing files in early October as applications are complete.

Early Action – All application materials are due by December 1. Students must audition by March 9. 

Regular Decision – All application materials are due by February 1. Students must audition by March 9. 

Transfer Admission – All application materials are due by March 1. Students must audition by March 9.