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East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

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serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Academic Advisor
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musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (John Porter), Doctoral Clerk

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Artist Diploma Program Auditions

AD audition procedures and guidelines

To be admitted to the Artist Diploma program, students must be at a performance level equivalent to acceptance into a major international competition. Candidates are admitted conditionally to the Artist Diploma program of the Jacobs School of Music through regular departmental audition procedures. For students new to the Jacobs School of Music, this departmental audition takes place during the regular audition times. For current Jacobs School of Music students, this departmental audition must take place in the semester before the one in which the student wishes to begin the program.

Students recommended by departmental audition must be heard in a School-wide audition by the Artist Diploma Committee of the Jacobs School of Music for final approval. For students new to the Jacobs School of Music, this audition must take place in the first semester of enrollment. For current Jacobs School of Music students, this audition must take place in the semester before the one in which the student wishes to begin the program.

If a current student passes the School-wide audition, they will then be instructed to apply for formal admission to the Artist Diploma program through the Music Admissions Office. This step should only be completed after the successful completion of the School-wide audition.

Guidelines for the School-wide audition

Admission to the Artist Diploma program does not require a high school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma, but one of these must be earned before the Artist Diploma can be granted.

Auditions are held in the fall and spring semesters, see below for the dates for the next audition, and for application deadlines.

To schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs School of Music programs:

  • Discuss your interest in the AD program with your teacher.
  • Sign up in the Music Graduate Office.
  • Contact the chair of your department to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.
  • Consult with your department chair about appropriate repertory for the audition. Prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair.

    Repertoire for the audition:
    • The program must include at least 50 minutes of music (40 minutes for brass).
    • The program must include at least three works. Vocal programs must include music in at least three languages.
    • The program must include music by at least three composers.
    • If a concerto or major multi-movement work is presented, all movements must be prepared.
    • Individual departments may require the program to be memorized and have other specific repertoire guidelines.
  • Bring the approved program to the Graduate Office. If your department recommends you for the AD program, you will be scheduled for an audition.

All new students in the first semester of the AD program:

  • Sign up in the Music Graduate Office.
  • Consult with your department chair about appropriate repertory for the audition. Prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair.

    Repertoire for the audition:
    • The program must include at least 50 minutes of music (40 minutes for brass).
    • The program must include at least three works. Vocal programs must include music in at least three languages.
    • The program must include music by at least three composers.
    • If a concerto or major multi-movement work is presented, all movements must be prepared.
    • Individual departments may require the program to be memorized and have other specific repertoire guidelines.
  • Bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office. You will be scheduled for an audition.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed. If you have questions or concerns about this process or about the Artist Diploma program, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Artist Diploma audition dates and application deadlines (subject to change)

Fall semester 2014: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, 22 October 2014, and Friday, 24 October 2014

Deadline to sign up for Fall auditions: 12 September 2014 (4 p.m.)
Deadline for submission of signed program: 9 October 2014 (4 p.m.)

Spring semester 2015: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, 25 February 2015, and Friday, 27 February 2015

Deadline to sign up for Spring auditions: 23 January 2015 (4 p.m.)
Deadline for submission of signed program: 13 February 2015 (4 p.m.)