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.
Many of our programs require you to submit prescreen recordings and/or materials. These are due on December 1, 2021, and must be uploaded and submitted to your Jacobs School of Music Supplemental Application.
Live auditions and interviews are 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 2022-23 school year are:
January 14-15, 2022
February 4-5, 2022
March 4-5, 2022
*Some department audition dates vary. Please see your area’s audition page for more information.
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.
Upload and submit your prescreening materials under the Upload Media section of the JSOM Supplemental application.
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 March 1, 2022.
To submit a final recorded audition, indicate recorded audition on your JSOM Supplemental application. Once submitted, your application status will appear as "Upload Media" and you can return to the application to upload your final audition recording(s).
If you change your audition method to final audition recording after you submit the JSOM Supplemental application, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Select your area to see specific audition requirements