College Audition Preparation

College Audition Preparation


CAP Arrival and Departure

Check in and check out (times TBD):

Read Residence Center
Indiana University
125 South Jordan Avenue
Bloomington,  IN  47406
2019 CAP Daily Schedules (For reference only)

Click here for the daily schedule for voice students.

Click here for the daily schedule for instrumental students.

Click here for the daily schedule for composition students. 

CAP Tips 2020

Here is a list of things to keep in mind as you pack for the College Audition Preparation Workshop.

Bring the following items with you:

  • Your instrument(s), mutes, and reeds
  • Your music, including music to work on for the mock audition, any etudes, scales books, and any new pieces you intend to work on during the week
  • Notebook, pen/pencils, notebook of music manuscript paper for theory classes
  • Metronome
  • Casual wear for most activities: shorts, jeans, t-shirts, 2 pairs of casual shoes
  • Concert attire. Girls: dress/skirt/dress pants, blouse, dress shoes; Boys: slacks, button shirts, dark shoes
  • Lightweight jacket, sweater or sweatshirt (practice rooms are sometimes cool)
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Nightwear, bathrobe, slippers (bathroom is down the hall)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera
  • Spending money for snacks, music, etc.


  • Students are expected to attend all classes, lessons, practice periods, and concerts.
  • Students are expected to behave courteously and responsibly at all times.
  • Students are expected to enjoy their time and learn a lot about playing their instrument well!


  • Do not bring large sums of cash.  Local stores will not accept or cash out-of-town personal checks.
  • Bed linens, towels, and a pillow are provided.
  • Label everything including instruments, music, notebooks, and clothing.  Make a list of what you bring.
  • Don’t leave your possessions unattended anywhere.  Things can disappear.

Vocalists only:

Each student should have:

  • 3 pieces minimum to work on for the week (it's possible to have more than 3, but not essential)
  •  Music memorized (especially for the mock auditions)
  • At least 2 copies of the music organized in a binder (1 for the teacher and 1 for the accompanist)
  • An audition outfit
  • Music of preferred genres (classical, musical theater, Great American Songbook, or jazz standards) with written out accompaniments
  • A typed repertoire list of all solo pieces previously sung and on which currently working with instructors