Indiana University

Audition Information

Ballet Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Music (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

A ballet audition consists of taking an entire class in ballet technique; females are required to take the class on pointe. On audition day, prospective students are required to submit a resume and two 8x10 photos: one in 'first arabesque' and one headshot. Female auditioners should wear a leotard and pink tights and male auditioners should wear a t-shirt and tights. Prepared solo variations are not required.

Ad hoc auditions (live auditions apart from the scheduled audition dates) can be arranged subject to prior approval. Please address all requests for ad hoc auditions to the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department. Ad hoc auditions may only be arranged once you have submitted the required Indiana University Jacobs School of Music application and have submitted all of the required application materials by the deadline.

DVD auditions are not recommended and will be accepted only when it is not possible to arrange a live audition. Please contact the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department for all DVD audition queries. You will be required to present Barre and Center work (all on pointe for females) plus a classical variation of your own choice. The total length of the DVD should be approximately 20 minutes.  DVD's which do not adhere to these rules will not be considered.

Please note that all DVD applications must be submitted online to the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions. For detailed instructions click here. The Ballet Department is unable to accept any DVD's sent directly to them.

The Jacobs School of Music offers two additional audition dates to coincide with major ballet performances. Applicants wishing to schedule an audition on any audition date must submit the required Jacobs School of Music application to the Office of Music Admissions by November 1, 2013.

Audition Dates:

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Additional Audition Dates (for Ballet only):

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, March 28, 2014