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Tips for College Auditions 2017-2018

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 2017-18 Guide to Music Schools
The new Guide to Music Schools puts critical, in-depth information about more than 50 music schools and conservatories at your fingertips: audition requirements, post-graduate assistance programs, size of the student body, musical degrees offered, number of full time and adjunct faculty, tuition and number of scholarships awarded—as well as all the needed contact information and particulars.
Special Feature: The efforts by music schools and conservatories to keep pace with an ever-evolving job market by engaging in the community is explored in a feature article, Conservatories as Good Citizens: Four Success Stories. Author Brian Wise, producers of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s national weekly radio broadcasts, focuses on how music schools are infiltrating their surrounding community to help equip students with the needed tools for success.

Website version: http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/?categoryid=7

PDF version: http://www.musicalamerica.com/specialreports/SCHOOLS_2017.pdf






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


“What is an example of a musical resume?”
Below are two links from Eastman that are extremely helpful for creating your musical resume. 






Oberlin Conservatory of Music 2017 Performing Arts College Fair
Monday, October 9th, 2017
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 prestigious Conservatories, Colleges and Universities that specialize in the education of young performing artists.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and gather printed information from these performing arts programs in a convenient multi-school format.

While you are on campus, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity to see all that the Oberlin Conservatory of Music has to offer.  We will be hosting special visit day activities for students who wish to speak with an Admissions Counselor, take a tour of the Conservatory with current music students, and attend rehearsals and classes. Click the button below and select the visit day of October 9 to register for your visit day activities. Visitor information including a campus map, class schedule, accommodation information, and driving directions can be accessed on the visitor information page.

More information: https://www.oberlin.edu/oberlin-conservatory-music-2017-performing-arts-college-fair









Ohio University Experience the Arts Day

What’s life like in the College of Fine Arts? Join us October 9th 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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