Supplemental Application Requirements: Guitar & Lute Performance (MFA)

Applicants in Guitar & Lute must must complete an on-campus audition/interview, which must be scheduled by January 15 and completed by February 1.


Graduate Audition Repertoire Requirements | Guitar & Lute Performance

For the audition in Guitar & Lute, applicants should be prepared to perform three pieces from three different centuries (16th-21st) and to sight-read pieces in contrasting styles.


Scheduling the Audition/Interview

Please contact Professor John Schneiderman (  ALL auditions require a completed Audition Registration.

  • Recorded Auditions:  Exceptional cases only, approval required. Contact Professor Schneiderman for permission to substitute a DVD or online link(s) in place of the on-campus audition/interview. Approval must be obtained by January 15.  Recorded materials (DVD/online link) must be received by February 1.
  • Submission of Recorded Auditions:  ALL submissions must include a completed Audition Registration.
    • Online Link(s):  Email to, include "Grad Audition - Guitar & Lute" in the subject line.
    • DVDs:  Mail to the following address:

Attn: Graduate Admissions

Department of Music

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

University of California, Irvine

303 Music & Media Building

Irvine, CA 92697



Choral Music

The Conductor

Dr. Stephen Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Riverside Lyric Opera Company.

Upcoming Performances