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Audition Guidelines & Process

MUSIC AUDITIONS

All incoming Vanguard students who are interested in the music program and/or participating in a music ensemble are required to perform an audition in their primary performing medium. Audition appointments are scheduled on a first come first serve basis and are approximately 30 minutes in length. Auditions are used to gauge performance level, range on an instrument, and helps inform ensemble placements as well as potential music scholarships. 

It is the responsibility of the student to be in contact with the music department regarding audition dates and deadlines. To audition, all students should prepare pieces that reflect their level of musical achievement. 

PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR MUSIC AUDITIONS: MAY 1ST

The audition process is as follows:

  1. Begin the Admissions application process with the Admissions Office. You cannot audition until you have applied, and cannot receive a scholarship award until you have been accepted.
  2. Submit the below Audition Request Form. Once this form is submitted, the Music Department will contact you to schedule an audition time.
  3. Schedule an audition OR send a video recording via YouTube. Links to the YouTube video recording may be e-mailed to music@vanguard.edu. Please carefully read the below guidelines.

The ensemble directors will assign the student to one or more appropriate ensemble(s). All ensemble participants should expect to attend a music camp weekend during the first month of the Fall semester. 

 

Below are the listed audition requirements in the various performing mediums:

MUSIC MAJORS

ENSEMBLE PARTICIPANTS / MUSIC MINORS

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