Auditions, Pre-Screening & Interviews
Auditions & Pre-Screening
The following programs require a formal entrance audition:
- Collaborative Piano & Coaching (MM, DMA)
- Conducting* (MM, DMA)
- Instrumental Performance (MM, DMA)
- Voice Performance (MM, DMA)
Auditions take place at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis on the dates outlined below. You will select your audition date on your application to the University of Minnesota. The date selected is considered confirmed, provided you pass any pre-screening audition required of your program.
*Finalists for the conducting programs will be contacted directly by faculty to arrange an audition time and date. Please contact the faculty with any questions about conducting audition times/dates.
Saturday, January 19, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Voice Performance Audition Date:
Friday, January 31, 2020
Auditions will take place between 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a formal time sent two weeks prior to the audition date. Due to the high volume of applicants, the School of Music cannot consider specific time or rescheduling requests.
Please review the audition requirements below to ensure you are preparing the required repertoire and contact the faculty of your instrument/area with any repertoire questions.
Formal entrance interviews are required for all programs in Music Education (MM, PhD, Post-Bacc) and Music Therapy (MA, MA with Equivalency, PhD). Interviews for the Music Education (MM), Music Therapy (MA, and MA with Equivalency) and Post-Bacc Music Education Licensure Certificate will take place on the following dates:
- Saturday, January 19, 2020
- Saturday, February 8, 2020
You will select your interview date on your application to the University of Minnesota and may elect to attend the interview in person or via Skype. The date selected on your application is considered confirmed, provided you maintain an active application with the University of Minnesota School of Music. The interview will take place between 8:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. on the date selected. Please bring a completed music education/music therapy interview profile to your interview.
Finalists for the Music Education (PhD) or Music Education - Music Therapy Emphasis (PhD) will be contacted directly by faculty to arrange a separate interview.
Please contact the faculty of the program to which you are applying for further interview details.