Graduate Audition

Important Update Regarding Upcoming Kent Campus Auditions

In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and cancelled all University-sponsored events both on-campus and off-campus through July 8, 2020.

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Prospective students can still audition for admission to School of Music program for the Fall 2020 Semester!

Follow these steps when completing your audition application:

  1. Click here to sign-up for an audition.
  2. When prompted, select "I wish to submit a recorded audition."
  3. Follow the instructions for completing your recorded audition, making sure to follow the repertoire requirements found below for your performance medium (voice/instrument).

Request an Audition


Michael Chunn and Andrew Shahriari
Co-Coordinators of Graduate Studies |

Graduate Audition Information

Master's degree applicants in MM Performance and MM Conducting applicants must audition in their major performing medium before being recommended for admission to the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. While it is not required for admission, students planning to study applied music while in any graduate music program must also audition. 

For students residing an inconvenient distance from Kent, an audition recording (video) may be uploaded or URL's to video provided on the Graduate Studies Application.

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.

Audition Requirements

Solo Piano and Collaborative Piano
Strings and String Quartet
Winds and Saxophone