College Audition Preparation

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Bloomington?

Bloomington is located approximately 50 miles south of Indianapolis. Click on "Visiting" in the left menu for travel information.

What about housing?

CAP I and II attendees may choose to stay off-campus with a parent or guardian. Click on "Visiting" in the left menu for a list of accommodations in Bloomington. Click on "How to Apply" in the left menu for information about campus housing and staying off-campus.

What about parking?

Parking on the Indiana University campus is by permit only except at the Atwater and Jordan parking garages, which are near the Jacobs School of Music and charge hourly rates.

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When and where do I register for the workshop?

Check-in is on Sunday, July 20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the lobby of the Forest residence hall. Click on "Visiting" in the left menu for a map of the I.U. campus.

What happens there? You will receive a packet that contains an outline of activities for the College Audition Workshop and other information. If you apply early, you will be sent registration information in June.

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When is the workshop over?

CAP will end on July 26. Breakfast will be served but no activities are planned. All students need to check out between 9:00 a.m. and noon. CAP counselors will be present to assist students with check out.

What should I bring with me?

Bloomington can be very warm and humid in July, so plan your wardrobe accordingly. Comfortable shoes and a sweater or sweatshirt are good ideas. The classroom facilities are air-conditioned and sometimes rooms are a little cool. Also, we do have occasional cold snaps, which make a sweater very useful. An umbrella will probably be a good idea, too!

What about my instrument and music?

You will need your instrument and the audition music you feel would be appropriate.

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What is in store for me?

Experts in the various disciplines will lead sessions devoted to selecting repertoire, controlling performance anxiety, performance and interview skills, how to make the best impression at auditions, and what to expect on audition day.  Faculty will demonstrate proper performance techniques in individual lessons and recitals.  Mock auditions will be organized.  Each student will be individually counseled during the program. In addition, CAP will offer discussions on freshman concerns such as theory, placement auditions, lessons, ensembles, career and degree possibilities, financial aid, etc.  The workshop provides the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a major music school.  Parents and other interested parties may take part in selected meetings.

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Medical Treatment/Illness

In case of sickness, a counselor or other staff member will see that proper medical attention is received. Medical care is available from:

  • Bloomington Hospital Emergency Room (24 hours a day)
  • I.U. Healthcare Center, 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday, closed weekends.
  • Promptcare Walk-In Clinic, open 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Please note that doctor's services, medicine, mental health, academic counseling, physical therapy, etc., are not included in the Academy fees.

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What if I am unable to attend? What is the refund policy?
  • If you are unable to attend please contact M. Dee Stewart, director. Click on "Contact Us" in the left menu for Professor Stewart's contact information.

  • Dorm fees will be 100% refunded up to one month prior to first day of CAP I and II.

  • Refund on tuition and activity fees, minus a $200.00 cancellation charge will be given to CAP I and CAP II students if they withdraw from the program prior to the start of the workshop.

  • Refunds are not guaranteed after the workshop has begun and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Refunds do not include the non-refundable application fee.

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Is there a wait-list policy?
  • If an application is received and all spaces have been filled, then the applicant will be notified and placed on a wait-list.

  • No fees will be processed until a space becomes available. Therefore there is no charge for being wait-listed.

  • Wait-listed applicants will be notified if a space becomes available; however, being on the wait-list does not guarantee a space will become available.

  • Students will be wait-listed in the order that their applications are received.

What if I have other questions?

Please click on "Contact Us" in the left menu to reach us with any other questions or concerns.

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