Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017
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.
Required preliminary submission is by video
If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.
Required graduate live audition repertoire
The applicant should present a program of 60-70 minutes in duration, including one work from each of the four categories below. one piece must be written after 1970.
For works that require piano accompaniment, the Shepherd School will provide a pianist and limited rehearsal time if requested. If the Shepherd School is to provide the pianist, all piano parts must be made available three weeks before the scheduled audition date. The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions.
Live auditions will be held on February 12 and 13, 2018
Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.