Audition Information

Scheduling an Audition

A few days after you submit your application, you will receive an email prompting you to request an audition date.  You must apply before scheduling an audition. Transfer and Change of Major applications for Spring 2020 admission will be scheduled individually.

Audition dates for Fall 2020 Admission:

  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 3:30-7:30pm
    • All Areas except Strings
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020
    • 12pm-7pm
    • Voice, Guitar, Piano, Strings
    • No Winds, Brass, Percussion, or Jazz Auditions
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020
    • 10am-5pm
    • Winds, Brass, Percussion, Jazz, Piano, Guitar, Strings
    • No Voice Auditions
  • Monday, February 17, 2020
    • 10am-7pm
    • All Areas

Dress: You’ll want to present your best self on your audition day, so dress accordingly — semi-formal or business attire is generally appropriate. Be sure that you can comfortably play your instrument in whatever you choose to wear.

What to bring: In general, auditionees only need to bring their instrument and music to the audition. There are special exceptions and additions for certain instruments, so be sure to read the audition requirements section for the specific requirements for your instrument.

The audition day

The audition day includes a welcome session, the audition, and an interview.  You’ll have the chance to meet current students and speak with VCU Music faculty members.  Your parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions of faculty, students, and alumni.

Video Auditions

Video auditions may be available under certain circumstances, although on-campus auditions are preferred.  Contact the music department for more information.