For nearly 100 years, we have helped mold exceptional musical artists for the contemporary world. Our small class sizes (averaging 8-11 per music class) and caring faculty mean you are heard. And our comprehensive musical education, including 12 wide-ranging undergraduate programs and specific-focus graduate programs led by artist/teachers, provides enlightenment and advancement for serious musicians.

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Audition Dates for 2020-21 Academic Year

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Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 Friday, April 16, 2021
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021

 

Department of Music Auditions

The Department of Music welcomes auditions from students interested in any of our majors. In addition to reviewing audition materials you submit, faculty will engage in conversation with you so we can get to know you as a student and as a person.

Required. In order get a sense of who you are as a musician, and to assess your readiness for college music study, we ask that you submit at least one performance video. The recording may include a solo performance with or without accompaniment, or a clip of a solo with a large or small ensemble (choir, band, orchestra, small group, a cappella group, or the like). If you wish, submit up to three performance videos.

Optional. We also invite you to submit additional portfolio materials that showcase your complete musical self. These may include prepared performances in any style (on multiple instruments if you wish), compositions and arrangements (including beats and other DAW-based creations), improvisations, teaching experiences, lyrics, or a writing sample demonstrating compelling prose about music. Almost any material that helps us get to know you as a musician is fair game, but try to limit these materials to two or three best demonstrations of your musical life.

All submissions for the audition should be sent by email to music@webster.edu. If you are sharing files rather than attaching to an email, please be certain the permission settings are set so that anyone with the link can view. You may wish to use wetransfer.com, a free service not requiring an account, to transfer files smaller than 2 gigabytes, or you may provide us YouTube links to your videos.

  1. Apply to Webster University.
  2. Request an audition.
  3. Complete the audition information form
  4. Submit an essay. Mail to: music@webster.edu.
  5. Send us the required audition material (and optional if you wish). Mail to: music@webster.edu
  6. Attend the audition (virtual or in person). We’ll send you details a few days in advance.

If you intend to major as an undergraduate student at Webster University, you must complete an audition as part of your application. There is no audition required for a music minor. Auditions will be held virtually this year and will provide you an opportunity to meet faculty from the music department and meet current music students. Students should apply for academic admission to the university before requesting an audition.

Register for a music audition here

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