Department of Music

Auditioning for the UT Department of Music

March 21 Audition Day is now Video Entry Only!

Deadline: March 30, 2020

In coordination with the University’s guidance on containing the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), events through April 30 have been canceled. This includes in-person music auditions. AUDITIONS ARE NOW VIDEO ONLY. The safety of our community is our priority.  Follow https://www.utoledo.edu/coronavirus/ for information on the Coronavirus and University updates.

Video Audition Details

Here are directions for how to record and submit your video audition. For guidance on what music to prepare, visit the audition requirements webpage.

  • Find a quiet room without extraneous noise.
  • Use your cell phone, tablet, or other video camera.
  • When recording:
    • State your name and graduating high school, city, and state.
    • State the pieces you are performing along with the composer.
    • Record your performance. Feel free to record multiple takes to get your best performances.
    • You may upload each video independently, or use video editing software to combine your videos into one complete audition video.
  • When uploading:
    • Title each video with your name and the name of the work you are playing.
    • Upload on YouTube as an "Unlisted" file so the video can be viewed, but will not be publicly searchable to the internet (only people with a link can view). 
  • Submit your audition by sending an email to michael.boyd@utoledo.edu. The email should contain all your current contact information and links to your unlisted YouTube video.
  • Complete the new video audition form below and return it with your video(s). Do this form even if you previously completed the online registration form! This new doc captures information we would have asked you in person.
  • Deadline for submission is March 30th.

Video Audition Form (PDF)

If you have any questions about the Video audition

Or if you would like to chat with someone about our programs, please email michael.boyd@utoledo.edu or call the office at 419.530-2448. Good luck with your audition, we look forward to working with you in fall 2020!

Accompanist POLICY  - ACCOMPANIST NOT REQUIRED FOR VIDEO AUDITION

An accompanist was never required for instrumentalists. However for vocalists, we realize that having an accompanist is likely not possible for most of you, due to shelter-in-place restrictions because of the coronavirus. You do not need to have an accompanist for your audition. Use your best judgment if you want to put recorded music behind you. It should support and not distract from YOUR performance.

Last Updated: 6/22/20