Graduate Audition

Graduate Audition Information

Audition Dates Important Audition Information

Questions Audition Requirements


Audition Dates and Procedures

Spring 2021 Enrollment

  • Virtual Audition Only
  • Deadline to submit the Audition Application:
    •   Friday, January 11, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)

Fall 2021 Enrollment

  • Virtual auditions accepted during the fall 2020 semester.
  • In-person Audition Dates:
    •  Jan. 30^: Application closes Wednesday, January 20, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
    •  Feb. 15^: Application closes Friday, February 5, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
    • Mar. 13: Application closes Wednesday, March 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
    • Apr. 10: Application closes Wednesday, March 31, 11:59 p.m. EDT (US)
  • If none of the dates above work, a special audition date can be arranged. 
  • Please note: In accordance with the guidance of Kent State University, the School of Music continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All audition dates are subject to change.

^Prospective graduate students auditioning on this date will receive priority graduate assistantship consideration.


Graduate Audition Information

Who needs to audition? 

  • Master's degree applicants in M.M. Performance and M.M. Conducting applicants must audition in their major performing medium before being recommended for admission to the Glauser School of Music.
    • Special instructions for conducting applicants: Conducting applicants should submit a preliminary video recording directly to the professor in their area of specialization as outlined in the audition requirements of each specific area (Band, Orchestral, Choral). If necessary, a live audition will be scheduled at a later date through the appropriate conductor.
  • While it is not required for admission, students planning to study applied music while in any non-performance graduate music program must also audition. 

Graduate Assistantship Consideration

For priority consideration, complete all components of your application, including audition and/or interview, by March 1

Schedule Your Audition

1. Click here to sign up for an audition.

2. Audition Options

  • Virtual Audition 
    • Select "I wish to submit a recorded audition."
    • Follow the instructions for completing your recorded audition, making sure to follow the repertoire requirements for your performance medium (voice/instrument). 
  • In-person:
    • Select from the dates listed.
    • -OR-
    • Select "I am unable to attend a date listed above but wish to do an in-person audition. I will contact the School to set-up a separate date."

QUESTIONS OR More Information?

For program, curriculum and assistantship information, contact:
Andrew Shahriari
Graduate Studies Coordinator
ashahria@kent.edu | 330-672-2172

For auditions, contact:
Liz Root
Recruitment Coordinator
musicadmissions@kent.edu | 330-672-2878

Audition Requirements

Brass
Conducting
Percussion
Solo Piano and Collaborative Piano
Strings and String Quartet
Voice
Winds and Saxophone