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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Audition & Interview Dates

2022-2023

Auditions and interviews will be held in both in-person and virtual formats for the coming season. Our in-person auditions/interviews are being offered in accordance with the University of Michigan’s current COVID-19 safety guidelines; should these guidelines change at any time, we will be sure to promptly communicate any subsequent changes in plans. For programs who have the option to audition/interview virtually or in person, candidates will be given full and equal consideration regardless of which format is chosen.

Upon receiving an invitation to audition/interview, you will have the opportunity to register for your preferred date (and format, when applicable). Our in-person audition days will be held at limited capacity.

Detailed Audition Information

Auditions and interviews will be scheduled after a successful review of an applicant’s complete application materials, submitted no later than the application deadline. All audition invitations with date confirmations will be sent via email on a rolling basis. Be sure to review your program’s audition and pre-screening requirements before submission.

About ten days before your audition, you will receive an email confirming your audition details (date, time, location, and/or Zoom meeting information when applicable). Questions should be directed to:

Rescheduling Policy

We understand that sometimes things happen, but whenever possible please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend your audition/interview.

If you ask to reschedule, we will do our very best to accommodate you but understand it may not always be possible.

Composition

  • Composition (updated 12/14/2022)
    Friday, January 13 (online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 20 (online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 27 (online/Zoom)

Dance

  • Dance (updated 12/19/2022)
    Friday, November 18 (in person) – apply by October 15 to be considered for this audition date
    Friday, January 20 (in person)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Friday, February 10 (in person)
    Friday, February 17 (online/Zoom)

Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation

  • Jazz 
    Thursday, January 19 (in person)
    Friday, January 20 (online/Zoom)
    Thursday, January 26 (in person)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)

Music Education

Please refer to the audition dates for your instrument or voice.

Music Theory

Please refer to the audition dates for your instrument or voice.

Musical Theatre

  • Musical Theatre – Ann Arbor Auditions
    Friday, January 13 (in person)
    Friday, January 20 (in person)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Friday, February 10 (in person)
    Friday, February 17 (online/Zoom)
  • Musical Theatre – Chicago Auditions
    Sunday, February 5 & Monday, February 6 (in person)
    Sunday, February 5 & Tuesday, February 7 (in person)

Musicology

Please refer to the audition dates for your instrument or voice.

Organ

The dates below are representative of the Organ department’s in-person audition dates, as well as online interview dates for those who elect to submit a recorded audition.

  • Organ
    • All Degrees
      Friday, February 10 (in person)
      Friday, February 17 (in person)

Performing Arts Technology

  • BFA in Performing Arts Technology 
    Friday, January 13 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 20 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 27 (in person OR online/Zoom)

Piano

  • Piano
    • All degrees
      Friday, January 27 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)

Strings

  • Cello
    Thursday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Saturday, February 4 (in person)
  • Double Bass
    Thursday, February 2 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Sunday, February 5 (online/Zoom)
  • Harp
    Thursday, February 2 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Saturday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
  • Viola
    Thursday, January 26 (online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Saturday, January 28 (in person)
  • Violin
    Tuesday, February 21 (online/Zoom)
    Wednesday, February 22 (in person)
    Thursday, February 23 (in person)
    Friday, February 24 (in person)

Theatre & Drama

  • Theatre Arts (BTA)
    This program does not have an audition or interview component.
  • Theatre Design & Production
    Friday, December 2 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 13 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 20 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    Friday, February 3 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    Friday, February 10 (in person OR online/Zoom)
  • Theatre Performance: Acting
    Auditions/interviews will be offered in both in-person and online formats. Specific formats will be determined and assigned to the following dates after the completion of the pre-screening round (after December 1):
    Friday, January 20
    Saturday, January 21
    Friday, January 27
    Saturday, January 28
  • Theatre Performance: Directing
    Friday, January 20 (in person)
    Saturday, January 21 (online/Zoom)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Saturday, January 28 (online/Zoom)

Voice

  • Voice 
    Friday, January 20 (in person)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (online/Zoom)

Wind & Percussion

  • Bassoon 
    Thursday, January 26 (in person)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Thursday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
  • Clarinet
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Thursday, February 9 (online/Zoom)
    Thursday, February 16 (in person)
  • Euphonium
    Thursday, February 2 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Saturday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
  • Flute
    Wednesday, February 1 (online/Zoom)
    Thursday, February 2 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
  • French Horn
    Thursday, February 9 (in person)
    Friday, February 10 (online/Zoom)
    Thursday, February 16 (in person)
    Friday, February 17 (in person)
  • Oboe
    Thursday, January 26 (in person)
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (online/Zoom)
  • Percussion 
    Friday, January 27 (in person)
    Friday, February 10 (in person)
  • Saxophone (updated 1/3/2023)
    Thursday, February 2 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Saturday, February 4 (in person)
    Saturday, February 18 (online/Zoom)
  • Trombone (updated 10/4/2022)
    Thursday, February 9 (in person)
    Thursday, February 16 (in person)
    Friday, February 17 (online)
  • Trumpet
    Monday, February 6 (in person)
    Tuesday, February 7 (in person)
    Wednesday, February 8 (online/Zoom)
  • Tuba
    Thursday, February 2 (in person)
    Friday, February 3 (in person)
    Saturday, February 4 (online/Zoom)