Audition Information & Forms

Setting up an Audition

An audition is a required part of the admission process for all students planning to major in music and/or theatre. Those planning to minor in music or theatre are not required, but are strongly encouraged to audition for non-major participation awards. 

In addition to applying to Heidelberg, students interested in music must complete all audition forms and perform for faculty. A live audition is strongly preferred, but in cases where coming to campus will cause undue difficulty, a video taped audition is possible. All recordings should be made under the guidance of a professional teacher. Students who are unable to audition on one of the scheduled dates may arrange individual auditions by contacting Patricia Page, Administrative Assistant, in the School of Music & Theatre.

Note: Auditions should be completed by April 23, 2021 for best consideration on music and theatre merit scholarships. In-person auditions are limited to two guests per person and each guest is required to wear a mask.

Audition Guidelines

Your audition at Heidelberg will include three parts:

  1. Performance of music you have prepared. You may audition in multiple performance areas. See audition repertoire requirements.
  2. Interview with faculty 
  3. Assessment of musical background
Audition Dates
  • November 13
  • January 18 (MLK Day)
  • February 5
  • February 15 (Presidents Day)
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • April 9
  • April 23
  • By appointment 

Auditions are available in-person and virtual via Zoom. All auditions are coordinated with our Office of Admissions to ensure the safety of our campus guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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symphonic band
Music and Theatre Majors

An audition is a required part of the admission process for all students planning to major in music and/or theatre.

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Music Man performance
Non-Majors

The School of Music and Theatre offers special participation awards for talented non-music majors who want to participate in our ensembles. Those planning to minor in music or theatre are not required, but are strongly encouraged to audition these non-major participation awards.

Audition Reference Form

An Audition Reference Form must be completed by someone who is familiar with your musical and academic achievement.