All programs in the Jacobs School of Music require an audition or interview, and in some cases, both. Many programs also require a pre-screening. Select your area's page for more information regarding audition/interview and/or prescreen repertoire requirements.
At this time, live auditions and interviews will be held over three weekends on the Bloomington campus. If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, please see your area's audition page for alternative audition/interview methods.
Audition weekends for entry into the 2024-25 school year are:
January 12-13, 2024
February 2-3, 2024
March 1-2, 2024
*Some department audition dates vary. Please see your area’s audition page for more information.
Please note: Public health and safety concerns could require the adjustment or cancellation of our on-campus audition plans. Please continue to check your area's page for any updates to these procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
A complete Indiana University and Jacobs School of Music application must be on file before an audition can be scheduled.
If your area requires a prescreen, you will first be notified of your prescreen result by email. If you are invited to the audition/interview round (or your area does not require a prescreen), you will receive your audition schedule via email.
You can choose your preferred audition dates when completing the Jacobs School of Music Supplemental Application. If you have special requests within an audition weekend, please email email@example.com. However, due to faculty schedules and a large number of applicants, it may not be possible to honor special requests for specific days or times during an audition weekend.
You’ll receive the schedule and details for your audition via email at least 30 days prior to your selected audition date. Your audition(s) and/or interview(s) will be scheduled between 8 a.m. on Friday and 9 p.m. on Saturday of your audition weekend. Please wait to make travel plans until after you receive official confirmation of your audition/interview date and time.
Check your area's page for more info on your specific audition/ interview requirements.
Prescreening materials are reviewed by our faculty after December 1. You will hear via email regarding your prescreening decision. If you are invited to an audition/interview, you will then be notified of your audition schedule via email.
If you are not able to attend one of the on-campus audition weekends, please check your area's page for information on possible alternative audition/interview methods.
Final recorded audition submissions are due by February 15, 2024.
Please indicate on your JSOM Supplemental application that you wish to audition via final video recording and make sure to submit the Supplemental application by December 1. You can upload your audition materials upon submission or upload your audition materials after your application has been submitted.
Note: Some programs may require a media upload to submit your application. If your program requires this, please upload a PDF with your name and "Final Recorded Audition" to submit your application. You must then write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that your application be reopened. Once your application has been reopened, select "Upload Media" under the Action column and click on "Add Media File" to upload and submit your materials.
If you change your audition method to final audition recording after you submit the JSOM Supplemental application, please reach out to email@example.com so that we can reopen your application for media upload.
No, all students admitted to the Jacobs School of Music are automatically considered for artistic merit scholarships.
All admission and scholarship decisions are sent via email by April 1, as long as you have a complete IU and JSOM Supplemental application on file.
The graduate enrollment deadline is April 15, and the undergraduate enrollment deadline is May 1. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select your area to see specific audition requirements