To complete the virtual audition, students are asked to upload videos to their student portal, and to schedule a virtual sample lesson with our faculty.
Voice Audition Repertoire should be performed from memory and with piano accompaniment. Click here for resources and recommendations on how to prepare your accompaniment.
Our collaborative pianists can provide a virtual coaching session and recording of the piano accompaniment to your audition repertoire free of charge.
We kindly request a one week notice to schedule a coaching session where our staff can better understand the tempi and style of your audition repertoire. From there, our staff will need approximately one week to produce your recording. Please allow extra time so you may familiarize yourself with the accompaniment ahead of your recording session.
You will receive an email with detailed upload instructions when you register for the audition. Audition repertoire is listed below or by clicking here.
See our Best Practices for Audition Recordings for tips or go directly to our instructions on uploading your audition video.
Students are encouraged but not required to upload audition videos two weeks prior to their sample lesson.
Tip: Record yourself early and often as you practice your audition repertoire. That way, you are less likely to be caught off guard by something you hear on the recording. Schedule multiple recording sessions so you can submit the performance you are the most comfortable with. Start early and record often.
Please indicate your preferred date(s) on the Audition Registration Form. We are happy to work with your schedule and offer an individual appointment if needed. Students are required to submit a video and complete a sample lesson to be eligible for School of Music Admission consideration. While sample lessons are a part of our audition process, students are welcome to schedule one earlier in the school year to assist with their audition preparation. Sample lessons will be conducted over Zoom. You will receive a link in advance of your lesson. The session will include sight-reading, pitch matching, portions of your audition repertoire, and general technique for your instrument. It is also a great opportunity to get to know our faculty and to ask questions about DePauw.