Historical Performance


Prescreen

Submit a video recording, including:

  • Instrumental Emphasis: Four contrasting selections from before 1800
  • Vocal Emphasis: Four contrasting songs or arias from before 1800, with one selection in English and at least one in another major European language (except Latin)
  • All applicants must submit a prescreen repertoire list via the Jacobs School Supplemental Application by December 1, 2020.

D.M applicants must also submit a sample piece of writing on any musical topic, not to exceed 2,500 words. This may be a free-standing essay, or an excerpt from previous graduate work, such as a thesis or other extended piece of writing.


Recorded Video Audition

Applicants who pass screening should submit a recorded video audition in lieu of an in person audition this year. The HPI department may reach out with supplemental repertoire guidance for this final round.

Audition Repertoire:

  • Instrumental Emphasis: Four contrasting selections from before 1800
  • Vocal Emphasis: Four contrasting songs or arias from before 1800, with one selection in English and at least one in another major European language (except Latin)

*Accompaniment is highly encouraged. If you are unable to record with accompaniment, we urge you to write to hpi@indiana.edu for assistance and considerations.

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