Conservatory Audition FAQ
What should I wear?
This audition is your chance to make a positive impression on the faculty. Dress nicely and professionally.
How long should I expect to be on campus?
Allow up to 30 minutes for your audition experience. This time will include asking questions of the faculty and completing the remaining portions of your audition. You will also have opportunities for campus tours, attending a student panel, and lunch if you'd wish to attend those.
Can I perform an original composition for my audition?
Performing an original composition is discouraged on audition day. The faculty in your applied area (instrument or voice) wants to hear what you can do with an already published work, regardless of your major.
NOTE: Composition applicants must submit a portfolio of representative original compositions, with the expectation of three to four works of contrasting style. You will be scheduled for a separate interview with the composition faculty in which to discuss and review these works. Please allow an additional 30-minutes for this interview.
What should I do if I’m sick the day of my audition?
If you are ill the day of your audition and cannot perform to your highest quality, contact Ishan Thapa, Conservatory of Music Admission Counselor to cancel and reschedule your audition. When possible, please provide 24 hours’ notice.
Is there a fee for my audition at Capital?
There is no charge for your audition.
How should I record my audition?
If you are doing remote audition, record your video audition with your preferred device. You will be asked to upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video. You will then upload the link to your video to your Capital Status Page for official submission.