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AUDITIONS

Everything you need to know for your audition to be considered for admission for Fall 2022.

About Auditions

Auditions are required for all instrumental and vocal areas of performance, undergraduate music education and composition majors. 

Conducting, collaborative piano, solo piano, flute, opera, solo voice and vocal pedagogy applicants must submit pre-screening and may be invited to campus for a live audition in the spring semester. 

Admission to other programs is determined by application only.

 

Recorded Auditions

Live auditions are strongly encouraged for all applicants. To submit a recorded audition, please indicate your choice on your School of Music application and upload your audition video by the required deadline. All recorded auditions will be given full consideration for admission and funding.

 

Audition Dates for Fall 2022 Admission

Undergraduate - Early Action
All Early Action auditions will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021. 
 
Undergraduate - Regular Decision, Transfer and Current UMD Students
Flute - February 17, 18, 19 and 20
Cello - February 19
Piano - February 18, 19 and 20
Trumpet - February 17, 18 and 19
Violin - February 17 and 21
Oboe - February 17, 18 and 19
Viola - February 18 and 19
Percussion - February 20
Double Bass - February 19, 20 and 21
Voice & Opera - February 18 and 19

Graduate
Flute - February 17, 18, 19 and 20
Collaborative Piano - February 18 and 19
Cello - February 19
Piano - February 18, 19 and 20
Trumpet - February 17, 18 and 19
Violin - February 17 and 21
Oboe - February 17, 18 and 19
Viola - February 18 and 19
Percussion - February 20
Double Bass - February 19, 20 and 21
Voice & Opera - January 20 and February 11 and 12

Audition Repertoire and Program-Specific Requirements

 a guitarist and a saxophonist mid-playing with multi-colored lights shining on them and smiling.

Undergraduate

Learn what you need to prepare for your music audition to be considered for admission.

Undergraduate Auditions
A small chamber of School of Music students perform at the University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Graduate

Learn what you need to prepare for your music audition or program-specific application requirements.

Graduate Auditions and Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

How will auditions be conducted for Fall 2022 admission?

Auditions for Fall 2022 will be held in person. Students may request to submit a recorded audition by emailing musicadmissions@umd.edu.

What are the health and safety requirements for auditions?

We will provide guidance as soon as the University of Maryland has released guidelines for visitors for the Fall 2021 semester. If you or your companions are unvaccinated, you may be required to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test or audition by video instead.

What should I wear for my audition?

We recommend wearing a nice shirt and pants/skirt or a dress. You should look professional but be comfortable. Formal or concert dress is not necessary.

What about an accompanist for my audition?

Accompaniment is required for voice and jazz auditions, and may be pre-recorded for jazz auditions. An accompanist is provided for voice auditions, however applicants are required to provide the score for the accompanist. Applicants must provide a physical and legible score to the accompanist at the time of the audition. See the specific audition requirements for more information.

When will I find out if I was accepted?

For most undergraduate applicants, notification of your decision will be sent by email no later than February 1.

For most graduate applicants, notification of your decision will be sent by email no later than March 15.

If you have further questions, please contact us at musicadmissions@umd.edu.

What to Expect After the Audition

If you have not already, make sure to submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of February 15.

The majority of the undergraduate decisions will be released on or around February 1. Graduate decisions for most programs are released on or around March 15. 

Follow-up with scholarship awards is sent in mid-March.