Historical Performance


Prescreen

Submit a video recording via the JSOM Supplemental application by Dec. 1, 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 by Feb. 1 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.

Final recorded auditions must be video recordings and are due byFebruary 1, 2021.


Step 1:Submit your JSOM Supplemental application by December 1, 2020.

Step 2: Submit your recorded audition by February 1, 2021. We will reopen your application after December 1 and advise you on how to submit your recordings. Some departments may also schedule a live virtual audition/ interview. We will communicate via email to schedule those events.

  • If your department requires a prescreen, remember to submit your prescreen with your JSOM Supplemental application by December 1, 2020. You will first be notified of your prescreen results via email. If you are invited to the audition round, we will then reopen your application and notify you to submit your final recorded audition.

    The Jacobs School of Music is committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and seeks talent in performance, pedagogy, and scholarship. This talent is found in individuals of any race, creed, or socio-economic status. If lack of access to technology or other assets will affect your ability to have a successful audition for the Jacobs School, we urge you to reach out to musicadm@indiana.edu so that we may assist you in finding a solution. 

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