Department of Music

Auditioning for Fall 2021

Degree Program Acceptance / Music Scholarship Consideration

Auditions for Fall 2021 entry and scholarship consideration will occur entirely online for all areas of study. All applicants for program acceptance and/or music scholarship must (1) submit a Video-Recorded Audition, along with (2) the Online Audition Registration.

As part of the audition process for 2021, students intending to major or minor in music will present their recorded auditions in a live, online meeting with the faculty of their area of study. Students not auditioning to major/minor in music, but wanting to audition for scholarship consideration as an ensemble participant, need only submit the video audition and online registration form.

Dates for Fall 2021 Entrance and Scholarship

  • February 27, March 6 and March 13, 2021 – Live, virtual auditions (potential majors/minors only)
  • March, 2021 – Department begins notifying applicants of admittance and scholarship awards

Important Links

See below for specific instructions for potential Undergraduate Music Majors/Minors, Undergraduate Non-Majors (Scholarship Only), and Graduate Students.


Undergraduate Music Majors/Minors
An audition is required for acceptance into any Department of Music degree program. But don't worry! The audition process helps us place you on the right path for success. It helps determine ensemble placement, allows you to opt of required courses when your skill level has surpassed them, and may make you eligible for certain scholarships.

All auditions for 2021 will be virtual.  Potential students must submit a video-recorded audition.  You will also participate in a live, real-time interaction with the faculty in your area of study, where you and the faculty will meet, discuss your goals, and review your submitted audition video. Every applicant may also interview with a member of UToledo’s Music administration.

Steps to follow in the audition process:
  1. Complete the online audition registration form.  This form provides us with important information about you and your goals, as well as allowing you to indicate your preferred virtual audition date.
  2. Record and submit your video audition (click here for recording/submission directions) at least one week prior to your scheduled audition date.  Our faculty will review your submission with you at your virtual audition, providing feedback and asking you follow-up questions.  For guidance on what music to prepare and submit, visit our Audition Requirements page.

Questions? Contact our auditions coordinator - Dr. Michael Boyd - at michael.boyd@utoledo.edu.


Undergraduate Non-Majors (Auditions for Scholarship Only)
The University of Toledo Department of Music awards thousands of dollars each year to talented students who audition to participate in our ensembles as non-majors.  Several music scholarship students in our Orchestra, Choirs, Bands and Jazz Ensembles are majoring in engineering, chemistry, english, pharmacy, and a number of other disciplines at the university.  

Steps to follow in the non-major audition process:
  1. Complete the online audition registration form.  Under "Preferred Audition Date", select "For Non-Major Music Scholarship Only".
  2. Record and submit your video audition (click here for recording/submission directions).  For guidance on what music to prepare and submit, visit our Audition Requirements page.

Review of applicants for non-major scholarships will begin in late February with notification of scholarship awards beginning in March.  Questions? Contact our auditions coordinator - Dr. Michael Boyd - at michael.boyd@utoledo.edu.


Graduate Students
An audition and interview are required for acceptance into any Department of Music graduate degree program.  All graduate -level auditions/interviews for 2021 will be virtual and will be arranged through our Graduate Student Advisor - Dr. David Jex.
Initial steps to begin your graduate studies application process:
  1. Contact Dr. David Jex (david.jex@utoledo.edu) with your intent to apply and your area of concentration/interest.
  2. Through Dr. Jex, you will begin your graduate application process, which will include the creation/submission of an audition video and scheduling of an interview with the applicable UToledo Music faculty.
Additional resources for potential Graduate Students:
Last Updated: 11/24/20