Audition Information

Application Deadlines - Fall 2020

IU Undergraduate Application:   December 1, 2019 (undergraduate only)

IU Graduate School Application:     December 1, 2019 (graduate only)

JSoM Supplemental Application:   December 1, 2019 (all JSoM applicants)

*Spring admission is limited and dependent on department availability. To apply for Spring admission, please contact


Audition Weekend Dates
  • January 17-18, 2020
  • February 7-8, 2020
  • March 6-7, 2020

Audition/ Interview Repertoire & Requirements

For a list of audition/ interview repertoire and requirements, click here.

NOTE: Select instrument areas and departments require prescreen. Refer here for a list of those areas and their repertoire/ portfolio requirements. Prescreen decisions will be sent via email in January.


Audition Weekend Information
  • Preferred dates may be selected in the JSoM Supplemental Application. Audition/ interviews are scheduled between Friday 8:00am and Saturday 7:00pm.
  • Audition schedules and details are sent via email no later than 30 days prior to your selected audition date.
    • Remember to wait to make travel plans until after you receive official confirmation of your audition/ interview date and time!
    • Please note, due to faculty schedules and a large number of applicants, it may not be possible to honor special requests for specific days or times during an audition weekend.
  • All auditions/ interviews are held on the Bloomington campus. We do not offer regional auditions.
  • A complete IU Application and JSoM Application must be on file before an audition can be scheduled.
  • To request to reschedule your audition, contact the Music Admissions Office at
    • Each request to reschedule will result in a $90 rescheduling fee.
    • The deadline to make a change request is one week prior to your scheduled audition.
    • Please note, due to faculty schedules and a large number of applicants, change request accomodations are not guaranteed.

Recorded Auditions and Ad Hoc Auditions

If you wish to audition live but are unable to attend one of the official audition dates, you can request an Ad Hoc audition or submit a final recording audition via the JSoM Supplemental Application.

  • Ad Hoc Auditions -- must be completed by March 7, 2020
    • To request an ad hoc audition, contact the department chair of your program. For faculty listing and contact information, click here.
    • If the department chair approves an ad hoc audition, arrange an audition date/time directly with the department. Then send an email to with the audition date/time and the faculty member who arranged it.
    • NOTE: Faculty members are not obligated to grant ad hoc auditions.
  • Recorded Auditions -- must be submitted by March 7, 2020
    • Recorded auditions are acceptable for most departments, however, we strongly encourage applicants to perform on-campus auditions.
    • Recorded auditions are submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application.
    • For a list of repertoire requirements for a final recording audition, click here.
    • NOTE: BME applicants must attend a live interview on the Bloomington campus.