Auditions

Music Auditions

Auditions are required for ALL Undergraduate applicants (including transfer students and alternate/secondary majors) AND Graduate applicants whose emphasis is MFA in instrumental performance

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • In-Person Audition Appointment Deadline:  Submit requests for appointment between October 1st - December 15th.
  • Recorded Audition Submission Deadline:  Submit by January 1st (restrictions apply, see below).

 

ABOUT AUDITIONS

  • Auditions for admission to Music are held annually on the 3rd and 4th weekends in January, for admission the following Fall Quarter.   
  • Audition Appointments:
    • In-Person Audition Deadline:  Request an appointment between October 1st - December 15th.
    • SCHEDULING: We are currently transitioning to a new scheduling system and will post this information as soon as it is available (no later than October 1st, possibly earlier).
  • Audition Registration forms are required for all applicants and must be submitted with appointment requests
  • Repertoire Requirements for each instrument are indicated below (scroll down).
  • Accompanist provided ONLY for Voice Auditions. Rehearsal with the Accompanist is not possible; all music will be sight-read.  Applicants for other (non-Voice) instruments, who want to bring an accompanist with them, are welcome to.
  • Final Confirmation: All applicants with scheduled appointments will receive a final confirmation email, including directions and parking information, prior to the audition dates.
  • Orientation: Join us for a Department of Music Orientation with current students and faculty, including a presentation, Q and A with current students, and a brief tour of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. 12:00 - 1:00pm on each audition date. All applicants and their families are welcome!
  • In-Person vs. Recorded Auditions: We strongly recommend all applicants audition in person. The in-person audition is an experience where applicants can meet faculty and current students, explore the school and obtain a real sense of what a Music major at UCI can offer them.  We do not accept recorded auditions without prior approval.  For applicants that are not able to be here, instructions for how to request approval and submit recorded auditions are indicated below (scroll down).

 

Repertoire Requirements for Undergraduate Auditions

Questions about Repertoire Requirements:  Please contact the faculty instructor for each instrument directly.

 

Repertoire Requirements for Graduate Auditions

Please view Graduate Applicants for information about additional repertoire requirements for graduate applicants.

Questions about Repertoire Requirements:  Please contact the faculty instructor for each instrument directly.

 

Requesting an Audition Appointment

  • Submit your request for an Audition Appointment between October 1st - December 15th.
  • SCHEDULING: We are in the process of transitioning to a new scheduling system and will post this information as soon as it is available (no later than October 1st, possibly earlier).

     

    CURRENT AUDITIONS SCHEDULE

    Important Information
    • Applicants must be present and ready 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.
    • Registration & Warm-Up:  Doors open at TO BE ANNOUNCED
    • Registration Location:  Music & Media Building, Room 303
    • Applicants will be escorted to designated warm-up rooms after checking in.
    • Accompanists:  We only provide an accompanist for Voice auditions.  Applicants for other instruments who want to bring an accompanist are welcome to. Please let us know when checking in if you have an accompanist with you, so we may escort you to a practice room suitable for you to warm-up together.
    • Orientation:  12:00 - 1:00pm on all audition dates (location provided at check-in).  Join us for a Department of Music Orientation with current students and faculty, which includes a presentation, Q and A with current students, and a brief tour of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.  All applicants and their families are welcome!  Maps of the wider UCI campus will be available for anyone who wants to explore.
     
    AUDITIONS FOR ADMISSION IN FALL 2017 HAVE CLOSED.  AUDITION DATES FOR ADMISSION IN FALL 2018 TO BE ANNOUNCED.

     

    Recorded Auditions

    We strongly recommend applicants come for an in-person audition.  However, we understand that not everyone is able to be here.  Applicants may request approval to submit a recorded audition.  Recorded auditions are only accepted as online links.

    • Request Approval - Email music@uci.edu with the following information:
      • Applicant Name
      • Instrument
      • Reason why you can’t come to an in-person audition
    • Approved Applicants - Submit Recorded Audition as follows:
      • Email online links to music@uci.edu and include the required Audition Registration with your submission.
      • Voice applicants must also submit the required questionnaire (see Repertoire Requirements for Voice).
      • Online Links - IMPORTANT!
        • Links must work in order to be considered! Applicants are responsible for checking links to ensure they work and are easy to open before submitting.
      • DEADLINE - JANUARY 1ST!  Recorded auditions must be received by the Department of Music no later than January 1st.  Materials submitted after the deadline will not be considered.