The Catholic University of America

Audition Information

Acceptance into the music school is a two-fold process.You must apply for acceptance into the University, as well as audition for your program of interest. Auditions can be done before, after, or concurrently with the application to the University. An application does not necessarily need to be submitted before auditioning, except in the case of Early Admission, but it is highly encouraged. Admission to performance and education music programs requires both admission to the university and passing the audition. Please contact Admissions for application deadlines.

All applicants who audition (both in person or online) are considered for a music scholarship.

Below you will find our audition dates for this year, audition requirements and an audition request form. Should you have any other questions please contact

2015-2016 Audition Dates

Please note: We do not require a pre-screening audition. Only the live or electronically submitted audition is needed. Registration for each audition date will close one week prior to the audition date.

Registration will open September 1, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015 (audition registration closed)
Saturday, January 16, 2016 (audition registration closed)
Saturday, February 6, 2016(audition registration closed)
Saturday, February 20, 2016*

*The final audition date is for Graduate students and Transfer students ONLY. There will be no Musical Theatre auditions on this day.

Snow Date- Saturday, February 13, 2016
Should any of the above audition dates be cancelled due to snow, we will move auditions to Saturday, February 13. If you are unable to attend, we will accept online submissions.

    Prospective students for graduate studies in Sacred Music and Orchestral Conducting must first communicate with the respective division head or faculty member before auditioning. Please contact below:
          Sacred Music: Dr. Leo Nestor
          Orchestral Conducting: Prof. Murry Sidlin and Maestro Simeone Tartaglione

    Sacred Music Graduate Auditions
    Friday, January 29, 2016 (Snow Date: Friday, February 5, 2016)

    Orchestral Conducting Graduate Auditions:
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (Snow Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016)


Beethoven Coriolan overture
Dvorak Symphony No.8 2nd Mvt



Can't come to a live audition?

If you are unable to attend a live audition at CUA, you can submit a recorded audition through our online system. You can upload your audition along with an audition form. Please be sure that all required material is submitted at once prior to one of the audition dates listed. All recorded submissions will be reviewed during the live auditions.

Please note: Audio recordings are not accepted as valid submissions. You must submit a video recording.

*Video submissions are made and used for admission and financial aid decisions only.

Audition Requirements

Request a Live Audition

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