Audition Application

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    • 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. 

    • 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.
  • Personal Details 

    First Name*

    Last Name*





    Preferred Student Cell Phone*

    Preferred Student Email*

    Our professors want to reach out to you. What is your preferred method of communicating with a faculty member?



    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.  All portfolio compositions can be uploaded to our digital dropbox.
    **Applicants interested in the Music Education Dual Emphasis must submit applications for and perform both instrumental and vocal auditions. 



    *Note: Please complete separate audition applications if you plan to audition on more than one instrument and/or voice part.



    Have you studied privately on this instrument?  


    Length of private study? 
    Provide your instructors' names and contact information.
      Instructor Name 1:

     Instructor 1 phone number and/or email address.

     Instructor 1 Taught:
      Instructor 2 Name:

     Instructor 2 phone number and/or email address.

     Instructor 2 Taught:

    List at least three compositions representative of your present achievement on this instrument. 






    Please list any other musical training or experience you have had such as solo and ensemble or participation in an ensemble at any level.

    Please list any other instruments that you play, your length of study and what years you studied (e.g. - 2010-present).

    In the space below, briefly discuss your career objectives: 



    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



    Instrumental auditions are not accompanied. Capital University will provide an accompanist for any vocal audition.



    Please mark the days and times that work best for you during the next two-three weeks. We will work with the faculty to find a time that works for both you and our team. Contact Susanna Mayo with any questions.


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    Please refer to the Audition Requirements for suggested audition repertoire.
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