In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is adapting our audition procedures for 2021-2022 admissions to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19.
Please note: we are no longer able to hold on campus auditions for invited applicants. Please see below for more information. (Updated: 1/1/2021)
Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma-Collaborative Piano (P.D.C.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.)
Prescreen required for all applicants.
Applicants may choose from the following audition options, if invited to a live audition:
- On-campus audition
- Live virtual audition
Please indicate your preferred audition option on your JSOM Supplemental application.
Our unique collaborative piano program allows you to follow several options in all three graduate degree plans: a curricular track balanced with both vocal and instrumental training and experience, a curricular track designed for instrumental emphasis, and a curricular track designed for vocal emphasis.
You will be expected to participate in both vocal and instrumental collaboration, with consideration for your chosen emphasis as a primary focus. There is no requirement to declare any particular emphasis in advance of auditioning, but the repertoire requirements for the live audition will offer options.
- A high-quality video recording of up to twenty minutes of recent live collaborative performance(s) that you feel best show your pianistic and collaborative skill set
- An updated collaborative repertoire list, both vocal and instrumental (organized separately)
- An updated résumé
- A letter of recommendation from a professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work. This is separate from the official letters of recommendation required in the Jacobs Supplemental application and should be sent directly to Professor Anne Epperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: we are no longer able to hold on campus auditions for invited applicants.
If invited to the second round of virtual auditions,you will receive communications from the department on how to submit repertoire choices by January 15, 2021 for your recorded audition. You may consult Prof. Anne Epperson (email@example.com) or Prof. Kevin Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for creative combinations of the requirements listed below. Audition repertoire varies based on your degree program. Select your program below to view the requirements.
Invited applicants will also be scheduled for an interview with the faculty, including possible sight-reading in March.