Music Auditions

Update: Due to concerns over COVID-19, the School of Creative Arts has cancelled all in-person auditions.


SoCA Music will be going forward with auditions in Video format only. The audition panel, made up of full time faculty, will either meet to review, or review individually the submissions and then make decisions based on the videos. 

Audition Dates for 2021

  • March 6, 2021
  • March 27, 2021
  • April 10, 2021

Please be aware that the deadline for scholarship consideration is March 21, 2021. We will be accepting audition submissions after this date; however, we cannot guarantee scholarship availability. If you would like to be guaranteed consideration for a scholarship, it is recommended that you send in your video before March 21st.

Register for a 2021 audition online

The instructions below will guide you in submitting your video audition.

 To upload your video submission, you will be able to submit files directly from your computer to this link to an online submission folder. This link will be accessible to our audition panel from our end.

You can use this link more than one, if need be, to upload separate video files, or PDFs of scores.

When you upload your file, please name the file as follows:

FirstName-LastName-Instrument-Title of Piece.

Ex. Joseph-Haydn-Trumpet-HaydnTrumpetSonata

Please use this naming convention for all of your files.

Please be sure to include your video, as well as copies of your sheet music for the pieces which you will be performing. If you do not want to submit a video file, you can choose to send a link embedded in a word document to either a YouTube, or a Vimeo file.

The guidelines for your video submission can be found here:

  • The applicant’s face and hands must be visible while performing
  • The audition must be recorded and be unedited, however each selection can be recorded separately
  • If the repertoire performed requires accompanist, the video must be recorded with one
    • This can be a backing track if necessary
  • Video must be of high quality
    • Video should be at least 720p, 30fps,
    • Audio should be at least 44.1kHz sound, ideally at least 48kHz.

Please send an email to soca@uwindsor.ca for additional information.  

 

Audition requirements by instrument

Mastery of Core Music Theory Concepts

While UWindsor does not require incoming music students pass a Music Theory Test, incoming and prospective students are highly encouraged to download and complete our online Music Theory Rudiments Diagnostic Test
Completion of these worksheets should take no longer than a half hour.  Once completed, download and check your work against the test key.
 

Please feel free to contact the School of Creative Arts at soca@uwindsor.ca if you have any questions.