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All About College Auditions

 

We have experience with every college on the list below. Each has established programs in various voice disciplines. We have found that links to auditions on univerisity websites change from year to year. We recommend that you google the University name with the words "school of music", and "audition requirements."

 

Our focus is primarily on East coast schools with a few exceptions such as Indiana, Texas, Tennessee, etc.. For West coast programs we will need to powwow together. I do have some singers studying out in California.

 

The following schools are well known for several established programs:

 

 

  • Belmont University (contemporary, classical, commercial songwriter program) note: this school has an exceptional music business program and has a quality commercial musica and song writing program.

  • The Boston Conservatory (classical, musical theatre, education)

  • James Madison University (classical, musical theatre, composition, education, music business, music technology)

  • Carnegie Mellon (classical, musical theatre, music ed) note, this will be a reach school for all applicants

  • Catholic University (classical, musical theatre, music therapy, music ed, sacred music, composition, music therapy)

  • Christopher Newport University (composition, classical, music ed)

  • Cincinnati Conservatory (classical, musical theatre)

  • George Mason University (Best programs are choral arts and theatre. Theatre program young, but growing; beautiful facility and faculty of working actors. Talk with me about this classical voice program.)

  • Indiana University (classical, choral arts, music ed)

  • Ithaca College (classical, musical theatre, music ed, composition)

  • Hart School (voice, composition, music theatre, dance)

  • James Madison University (classical, musical theatre, eductaion, music technology, music business, choral arts, composition)

  • New England Conservatory (classical, music ed)

  • The North Carolina School of the Arts (classical, music ed)

  • North Texas (classical, music ed)

  • Northwestern University (classical, musical theatre)

  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music (classical, music ed)

  • Peabody Conservatory (classical, composition, music ed)

  • Shenandoah Conservatory (musical theatre, choral, classical, vocal pedagogy, music ed)

  • Temple (jazz, music therapy)

 

These Schools are known for classical programs only:

 

  • The Academy of Vocal Arts (classical, tuition free) note: this will be a reach school for all applicants

  • The Curtis Institute for Music (classical voice, tuition free) note: this will be a reach school for all applicants

  • Eastman School of Music (classical voice) note: this will be a reach school for all applicants

  • Julliard School (classical voice) note: this will be a reach school for all applicants

  • Mannes College, The New School for Music (voice and composition)

  • University of Chatanooga (classical voice and composition). Note: This college has a special program for autism, unique and exceptional for those with special needs.

 

 

These schools are known specifically for musical theatre:

 

  • Baldwin Wallace (musical theatre)

  • Elon University (musical theatre; dance heavy program)

  • Emerson College (musical theatre)

  • Marymount Manhattan (priority on acting; degree program is for theatre, with a minor in musical theatre)

  • The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (musical theatre)

 

 

These schools are known for contemporary programs (jazz, songwriting and some for music therapy):

 

  • Belmont University (contemporary, classical, commercial songwriter program)

  • Berklee (contemporary, recording technology, songwriter program)

  • Howard University (exceptional jazz program)

  • NYU (musical theatre, recording, contemporary, Tisch) (Talk with me about the difference between Tisch and Steinhardt)

  • Temple (jazz, music therapy)

  • University of Miami (contemporary, songwriter program)

 

 

Please download the guide(s) which are applicable to your audition plans. This guide includes information specific to auditions for Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Contemporary Vocal Music, Music Therapy, Music Education and Composition. Other majors that generally do not require auditions are Music Business and Music Technology.

 

Guide to Classical Voice College Auditions: click here for printable copy.

Guide to Musical Theatre College Auditions: click here for printable copy.

Guide to Pre-Screening, Process and Professional Services: click here for printable copy.

Classical Voice Audition Chart (please share this with your voice teacher). Click here for printable copy.

Musical Theatre Audition Chart (please share this with your voice teacher). Click here for pdf and here for an editable word doc.