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Conservatory Audition Application
  • Conservatory of Music Audition Application

    We are pleased that you are applying for admission to the Capital University Conservatory of Music. The information below is designed to help as you plan for your audition. The requested information will assist us in making an admission decision based on your academic, musical and personal qualifications.

    The purpose of the audition is to determine the musical qualifications of each student. The guidelines under emphasis requirements on the Conservatory Admission webpage are there to assist you as you select the pieces you plan to perform. In addition to performing your prepared audition pieces, you will also be required to complete musicianship and audiation (theory) assessments. (Students submitting a video audition will complete sight-reading, and the musicianship and audiation assessments during Conservatory orientation.)  

    You will be notified of your results and scholarship award within two to three weeks of your audition. Your audition performance, academic record and admission application information will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. Contact Susanna Mayo at or 1-866-544-6175 with any questions.

    Group Audition Days

    Monday, Tuesday and Saturday audition days begin at 8:30 am and last throughout the day. You should make plans to be on campus until late afternoon. The Wednesday audition day begins at 3:30 pm and will last into the late evening. Individual schedules are personalized and will be distributed when you arrive on your registered date. Family members are welcome to attend, but will not be permitted in the auditions. Programs have been designed to provide students and families with information about campus and Conservatory life, as well as the financial aid process. Campus tours will be offered and lunch in the Capital Court is provided. Once you register for your date, you should expect to receive more information approximately two weeks prior to your arrival.

    Video Auditions

    A live audition is always preferred to a video audition. However, recorded auditions may be accepted from candidates unable to make it to campus. Please submit all video auditions through the Capital University Conservatory of Music Digital Dropbox.  

    Required fields are marked with an asterisk.* 

    Personal Details

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    First Name*
     Last Name*

    Degree Preferences

    Indicate the degree program you plan to enter. If you are undecided about a specific program, please check Music, Undeclared. (Please note: You may only choose one degree program.) 

     *Composition majors must submit a portfolio of representative work. The portfolio must be submitted at least one month prior to the audition date and must include written scores of compositions. If recordings of compositions are available, please include them as well.

    **Applicants interested in the Dual Emphasis must perform both instrumental and vocal audtions.


    *Note: Please complete separate audition applications if you plan to audition on more than one instrument and/or voice part. 
    Primary Instrument/Voice* 
    Type (if applicable):
    Have you studied privately on this instrument? 
    Length of private study?  


    If preferred, please submit a musical resume and any other supporting materials to or traditional mail:  

    Capital University Admission Office
    Attn: Auditions
    1 College and Main
    Columbus, OH 43209
    List two compositions representative of your present achievement on this instrument.
    Composer Title Memorized Publicly Performed
    (when and where)
     Please list any other music training or experience you have had - including length of private study. List compositions representative of your achievement.

    Please list the name and address of one music teacher who can be contacted to furnish information regarding your performance abilities.

    Zip Code:

    In the space below, briefly discuss your career objectives: 

    Accompanying Policy

    Instrumental auditions are not accompanied. Capital University will provide an accompanist for any vocal audition. Please indicate if you need an accompanist provided for your vocal audition. 

    Audition Preference

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    Please refer to the Audition Requirements for suggested audition repertoire.
    Take a moment to review your audition application and submit using the button below.