Admissions, Auditions, and Scholarships
Guidelines for Submitting Recordings for Auditions
Please consider sending a recording of a live (unedited) performance with your application for undergraduate admissions if musical performance:
- forms a strong and substantial part of your extracurricular activities and
- demonstrates a significant level of accomplishment reflecting the serious study of music over an extended number of years.
1. Choose works with which you feel comfortable, and which best demonstrate your level of skill on the instrument.
2. Selections may include classical repertoire as well as popular music and jazz.
3. Though we have no specific repertory requirements, we recommend that you select works representative of a variety of styles, periods, and tempos. You can select either short works or sections of longer works. It is not necessary to perform entire works. Vocalists are encouraged to sing in English and at least one other language.
4. The recording should generally be at least 10 and no more than 20 minutes in length.
5. If you are sending a recording of your performance in an ensemble, please be sure to identify which instrument you are playing, and ensure that your performance is clearly audible.
6. The quality of the recording is often a factor in evaluating the performance. Please use high-quality recording material, CD being the faculty preferred format. A professional recording is not necessary.
7. Please do not send recordings made on electronic instruments other than guitar.
8. The faculty prefers recordings in CD format. Cassette or DVD recordings would be acceptable as well. Please do not send minidiscs, DAT, or other formats.
9. The recording should be clearly labeled with the student's name, instrument or voice, and date of recording.
10. The recording case should include the student's name, address, telephone number, composition titles, and composers' names.
11. The audition recording should be sent along with your application to the admissions office. Please do NOT send tapes directly to the Department of Music.
Campus auditions are optional for prospective music majors. They are for students who wish to perform in front of faculty for additional music program and scholarship consideration. Please note, you will still need to submit your audition recording to the Office of Admissions as part as your application to the University.
We will be holding undergraduate performance auditions:
- Early Action: October 27, 2013
- Regular Action: January 19, 2013
Incoming Student Voice Placement Auditions
The following times have been set for voice placement auditions. Auditions will take place in Crowley 212. Each audition will be 15 minutes. Please contact Noelle Elliott or Kevin Wangler to schedule a time slot.
If you are unable to make the scheduled auditions, please contact Georgine Resick.
Audition dates: Tuesday, August 21, 1:30- 3 :00 PM and Wednesday, August 22 11:30-12:30, 2:00 3:30
Only students who intend to major in music may apply for a merit scholorship. Please send a cover letter requesting scholorship consideration,a duplicate copy of your admissions recording, and a resumé of musical activities to:
Professor Peter Smith, Director of Undergraduate Studies
105a Crowley Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Scholarship materials must be received no later than January 26, 2013.