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Audition Dates and Deadlines

Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon acceptance to the College of Liberal Arts. Click here to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply Early Action (no later than December 1) to ensure their application is received and reviewed ahead of their audition visit. Upon submitting your application to DePauw, you will receive an email with instructions on scheduling your audition and accessing your student portal.  

NOTE: Most School of Music applicants will receive an admission decision from the College of Liberal Arts prior to auditioning for the School of Music. However, ahead of an initial admission decision, we encourage you to reserve your audition visit early. Applicants who do not demonstrate strong academic performance may not be eligible to audition. Applicants should confer with George Palton, Associate Director of Music Admission, before finalizing travel plans for their audition visit.


Pre-screen auditions are only required for vocalists. Instrumentalists should plan on auditioning during one of the on-campus audition dates listed below. For vocalists, an unedited pre-screen video recording of two of the three required audition pieces should be submitted no later than December 1 to your student portal. Please refer to the audition requirements under “Voice” that are listed here. Applicants are advised not to finalize any travel plans until they are informed of the pre-screen audition results.


On-campus audition visits may include, but are not limited to, attending a performance, the audition, a sample lesson with a faculty member, observing classes and rehearsals, a campus tour, and the music theory diagnostic exam. Please register for your audition visit by clicking on your preferred date below.


If you are unable to attend one of the audition visits, contact George Palton, Associate Director of Music Admission, to schedule an alternate audition date. Videotaped submissions will be accepted for applicants outside of the Continental United States and under special circumstances with prior approval. Recorded auditions must adhere to the Audition Repertoire Requirements.

  • Our Learning Goals

    Our Learning Goals

    • Develop artistic excellence, creativity, and critical thinking skills as the foundation for all they do.
    • Engage audiences, with special attention to access, inclusivity and awareness.
    • Act as socially minded entrepreneurial musicians by inventing, developing and managing projects for community impact.
    • Recognize and champion diversity of all kinds and work ceaselessly to improve inclusivity in all that they do.
    • Leverage technology in the creation and dissemination of music.
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