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Tips for College Auditions

Tips for College Auditions

Are you a junior or senior in high school thinking about majoring or minoring in music for college?

Below are some helpful links to information and tips on the application and audition process for both students and parents!





MA’s 2016-17 Guide to Music Schools
There are 1,210 educational institutions in our database of music schools. The editors have chosen to highlight 45 schools; we asked each of our picks for additional details, such as: audition requirements, post-graduate assistance programs, number of full time and adjunct faculty and number of scholarships awarded.
We also wanted to explore career-guidance offerings at schools, both before and after graduation. In our feature story, Where Training in the Arts Meets Training for Life, author Ian VanderMeulen speaks with officials at five schools that we felt were particularly well-attuned to job market opportunities and challenges: Curtis Institute, London’s Guildhall School, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Juilliard and San Francisco Conservatory.

Website version: http://www.musicalamerica.com/pagestest/?pagename=schools2016-17&header

PDF version: http://www.musicalamerica.com/specialreports/SCHOOLS_2016.pdf






Check out Eastman’s Ebook of 5 Steps to auditioning success!







Oberlin Conservatory of Music 2016 Performing Arts College Fair
Monday, October 10th, 2016
4:30 – 6:30 p.m
Root Room of the Carnegie Building located at
101 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074.

This event features admissions representatives from thirty prestigious Conservatories, Colleges and Universities that specialize in the education of young performing artists. Interested students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gather printed information from these performing arts programs in a convenient multi-school format. Music and Performing Arts Educators will also have the opportunity to learn more about top college-level music, dance, and theater programs to keep their students informed about the right programs for their interests.

The Oberlin Conservatory Admissions Office will also be hosting a special Visit Day on October 10th. Information sessions will be held at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Conservatory Annex for students, parents, and teachers to speak with an Admissions Counselor and to take a tour of the Conservatory with current music students. The Annex, which houses the College Bookstore on the first floor and various administrative offices on the second floor, is adjacent to the Conservatory of Music. Session registration and visitor information including a campus map, accommodation information, and driving directions can be accessed at http://new.oberlin.edu/conservatory/admissions/campus-visits.dot.












Ohio University Experience the Arts Day

What’s life like in the College of Fine Arts? Join us October 10th and find out. Our faculty and students will be your hosts as you learn about our programs. Sit in on a class, get faculty feedback on your mock music audition, participate in workshops, watch a rehearsal, have your portfolio reviewed, audition for scholarships in theater and dance. Meet other artists, dancers, designers, musicians, and actors just like you.

All events are FREE and open to students, parents, teachers, and guidance/career counselors. Registration is required due to space limitations.

More info and registration here: https://www.ohio.edu/finearts/students/future/experience.cfm


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Here is our handout about College Auditions.



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