Department of Music

Auditioning for the UT Department of Music

Audition Dates for Fall 2020 Admission / Scholarship:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020

For admissions prior to Fall 2020

Please contact the Music Department office to schedule an audition |  419.530.2448

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Audition Preparation

What/How should you prepare? - Audition Requirements
How do you register for an Audition? - Online Registration

On the above dates special related activities are scheduled throughout the day, in addition to your assigned audition time. A schedule of events will be sent to you.

Auditions are required for entrance into UT Music Department degree programs and for scholarship consideration. The audition process helps us place you on the right path for success. 

To Audition:

Accompanist POLICY

Instrumentalists do not need an accompanist. 
Classical Vocalists are required to audition with accompaniment. The Classical Voice area does not accept taped or CD accompaniments.  You may bring your own accompanist, or a UT accompanist will be provided for a nominal fee. Due to the number of vocalists auditioning, there will be no rehearsal time.  If you are planning to use the provided accompanist, please follow the requirements/process outlined below.

    • Scan/create a PDF of a clearly printed Piano/Vocal score in your key at least 2 weeks prior to your audition date.  
    • Clearly mark your name and requested audition date on the scanned PDF.
    • Email that PDF to the following addresses:  christina.roque@rockets.utoledo.edu and Michael.Boyd@utoledo.edu.
    • For Classical Voice auditions, no lead sheets or choral arrangements can be accepted.
    • For PDFs received 2 weeks prior to the audition, the accompaniment fee is $15.00 (cash only).
    • For PDFs received after the 2-week deadline, the accompaniment fee is $20.00 (cash only).
    • On the day of the audition, you must have a copy of the original accompaniment with you.

Planning a Successful Audition

Prepare your music carefully with the assistance of your private teacher, choral or band director. Perform your pieces often for family and friends. You want to feel confident, even in a pressure situation.

Review information you have received about UT and the music programs that we offer. Be prepared to ask questions. Please check the degrees page of the Department of Music web site at:  http://www.utoledo.edu/al/svpa/music/degrees/ 

The night before your audition - get plenty of rest so that you are at your peak of physical energy and concentration. Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids to give your body the strength it needs to perform.

The day of your audition - Be sure to arrive on campus in plenty of time for your theory placement test and audition. You will need to find the Center for Performing Arts building, get settled, warm up, and in some cases, meet with an accompanist.  Take your time warming up and follow your regular routine. Review the words to your songs, fingerings, bowings, etc. Remember, you have spent many hours preparing this music. You are ready!

At your audition - Introduce yourself and your selections with energy and enthusiasm. Check tempos with accompanist before you begin. You have worked hard for this moment — break a leg!

Last Updated: 9/11/19