Tips for Success
Tips for a Successful Audition
- Complete all of the audition requirements
- Perform your works for others before you audition -- Practice performing for others. You should especially seek honest feedback from music teachers.
- Come prepared to perform as a soloist or with an accompanist. If you don't have an accompanist one will be provided for you at your audition. Please do not bring a CD as your accompanist, as this reflects poorly on your musicianship.
- Introduce yourself and the pieces that you will perform.
- Dress professionally. The way you dress reveals your attitude about music and performance. If you want to be taken seriously in your audition then you need to dress accordingly.
- Promote yourself. After your performance you will have an opportunity to talk with the faculty. Take this opportunity to persuade the faculty that you are worthy of a scholarship and that you have great potential.
- Write professionally. In your written correspondence with the department, such as e-mail, use correct grammar and punctuation. Sloppy, error-filled writing reflects poorly on your ability to succeed in an academic setting.
- Don't Panic. If you make mistakes keep trying. In your audition you will be judged partially on your ability to adapt and on your potential.