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Admissions and Audition Information

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Auditions for Fall 2022 will be submitted by pre-recorded video or performed live on campus.  Applicants will be directed to SlideRoom after submitting the Common Application. In SlideRoom, you will either upload audition videos OR select a date for an on campus audition and interview. Those submitting video auditions will select a date for a virtual interview with the VCU music faculty. You must submit your Application by November 1 to be considered for the largest academic scholarships. Audition videos must be submitted one week before your scheduled interview date.

Spring 2022 Transfer applicants may choose to audition virtually via SlideRoom or schedule an in-person audition individually.

Music Auditions and Interview Dates and Video Due Dates
Audition videos must be submitted one week before your scheduled interview date

In-Person (Auditions and Interviews):

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 4pm-8pm
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 10am-5pm (no VOICE or JAZZ auditions on this date)
  • Monday, February 21, 2022 10am-5pm

Virtual (Interviews Only):

  • Friday, November 19, 2021 from 3-6pm (for Fall 2022 and Spring 2022 applicants)
  • Friday, February 4, 2022 from 3pm-6pm
  • Friday, February 18, 2022 from 3pm-6pm

Review the audition requirements for your instrument before submitting your prepared pieces. If you have any questions about the content of your video, please contact the faculty coordinator for your area.

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Undergraduate Admissions
Follow these steps to apply to VCU’s Department of Music.  All music applicants must audition and complete a zoom interview with the music faculty.

Participation in school music programs, private lessons, extracurricular activities and employment experience may strengthen an application.

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