Submitting a Recorded Audition
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PRIOR TO UPLOADING YOUR MATERIALS
To facilitate the submission of recorded auditions we offer a service that will allow you to upload recordings and/or digital materials directly to us. Please see below for specific instructions on what materials to upload using the link received in your Rider Application Confirmation email.***
Upload these materials
View instructions for:
- Westminster Choir College Voice, Piano and Organ Majors
- School of Fine and Performing Arts Majors
- Choral Conducting Pre-Screening
- Westminster Choir College Composition Majors
- Westminster Choir College Masters of Voice Pedagogy Majors
- Westminster Choir College Graduate Music Education Majors
|Westminster Choir College Voice, Piano and Organ Majors|
Please submit a video recording.
|School of Fine and Performing Arts Majors|
All majors must submit a video recording.
Please submit the following:
BFA MUSICAL THEATRE - Voice
All applicants must submit the pre-screening recording through using the link received in your Rider Application Confirmation email.
Pre-Screen Video Requirements and Guidelines
Submit a Ballet or a Jazz/Musical Theatre routine. You may send both, but list them in 2 separate videos (ex: Dance 1, Dance 2). The video may also be a clip from a performance. Videos should be no longer than 1 minute in length.
lease note: Due to the competitive nature of our Musical Theatre program, we welcome you to explore other options of study within the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Rider (see questionnaire in your audition/registration link).
MUSICAL THEATRE - Piano
Prepare three contrasting songs in popular styles (jazz, pop, rock, R&B, etc.) and perform from memory.
All selections must be accompanied. Use either pre-recorded tracks, accompany yourself, or provide sheet music in your key for the accompanist.
Please be sure that your selections also adhere to the following criteria:
1. An up-tempo selection (1/4 note = 130 bpm or faster)
2. A ballad (1/4 note = 90 bpm or slower)
3. One song of your choice (any style or genre including original compositions)
Auditions will also consist of brief music literacy and aural skills exercises.
Submit a digital portfolio of your songs. This should include materials such as recordings, compositions, lyric and/or chord sheet, and any other materials you feel would enhance your candidacy. This portfolio will help to inform your interview with a member of the Popular Music faculty.
|Choral Conducting Pre-Screening|
All applicants must stubmit the pre-screening recording using the link received in your Rider Application Confirmation email..
Applicants must submit a preliminary screening recording in order to be considered for an invitation to an on-campus audition.
We will no longer accept DVDs or VHS pre-screening recordings.
Our faculty will review all of the submitted pre-screening recordings and invite selected candidates to audition on campus.
|Westminster Choir College Composition Majors|
|Westminster Choir College Masters of Voice Pedagogy Majors|
Applicants should submit a portfolio of materials to include:
|Westminster Choir College Graduate Music Education Majors|
Music Education (MM)
Master of Education (MME)