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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-236-6277 with any questions.
We look forward to hosting you for your on campus audition. After you submit the required documents, a confirmation email will be sent with more information on your audition date.
During your audition day, you can expect assessments in the following three areas. These assessments are designed to determine your ability to be successful in the Capital University Conservatory of Music and beyond.
1) Performance - Your performance in the audition will be conducted by the faculty of your applied area of study (voice or instrument). This will assess your current level of training, as well as your potential for growth in your program of choice. There will be a short interview with the faculty to ensure that they get to know you on a personal level as well as a performance level. (Students planning to major in composition will have a second performance audition time scheduled with the composition faculty to review your background and discuss your portfolio. Students planning to major in dual music education should complete two audition applications, one for each instrument. You will be scheduled for two auditions.)
2) Music Theory - Your music theory session will assess your music theory competency as you complete an audio test that will measure your comprehension of pitch and meter.
3) Listening Skills - Your listening skills portion will gauge your auditory skills in matching pitch as well as sight singing. In this assessment, you will sit one on one with a music theory faculty member.
Students auditioning in January, February and March should expect to be on campus from 9:00 a.m. until early afternoon on your audition day. The exact times for your audition, theory and listening skills assessments will be provided when you arrive. We will be offering full campus tours, Conservatory tours, a student panel, financial aid presentation and lunch for you and your guests during your audition day.
You can expect to learn your results by phone call within one week of your audition date. Scholarship letters will be sent in December for individuals who audition in November approximately two weeks after the audition has been completed for those auditioning in January, February and March.
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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.)
*Note: Please complete separate audition applications if you plan to audition on more than one instrument and/or voice part.
Select your instrument
Have you studied privately on this instrument?
List at least three compositions representative of your present achievement on this instrument.
list any other musical training or experience you have had such as solo and ensemble or participation in an ensemble at any level.
Select the audition date that works best for you.