Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017
Preliminary submission is by video. Any recent recording of a recital is acceptable, provided that it offers varied repertoire from several contrasting musical periods. Good audio quality helps the faculty make an accurate assessment of your playing. The faculty would prefer a recording which does not have compressed dynamics. Try if possible, to set your recording levels manually. Please set the automatic volume to the "off" position
The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.
If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.
Required graduate live audition requirements
Repertoire for the live audition should be representative of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th or 21st Century music.
Please include the following:
We will provide the accompanist for your concerto
Upon your acceptance for a live audition, your proposed repertoire is subject to the faculty's approval. We will correspond with you as to whether the repertoire meets our criteria and also our resources for accompanists and collaborative players.
Prior to the audition the faculty will select the portion of the concerto to be included in the live audition. Your accompanist will let you know which portion you will perform and also the rehearsal time(s).
Live audition dates are February 10 or 11, 2018
Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.