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:
Pre-Screen Video Requirements and Guidelines - To be submitted by December 15th
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 through 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)