MM Audition Requirements

Auditions are required only for the following majors:

• Performance in all areas
• Collaborative Piano
• Piano Pedagogy
• Conducting (see below for additional information)
• Church Music with Performance or Conducting emphasis

Live, in-person auditions are preferred. You may schedule an audition by completing your School of Music application which can be found here:

Audition Dates are listed below:

Friday, December 2, 2016 (voice and keyboard only)
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Friday, January 13, 2017 (voice only)
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017 (NOTE: this is the last audition day for applicants to the doctoral program)
Friday, February 17, 2017 (voice only)
Saturday, February 18, 2017
In the event you are unable to attend a regularly scheduled audition day, graduate students may make special arrangements for auditions by contacting the Division chair in their area of audition.

Audition requirements for performance majors vary with each instrument or area. For specific information about audition expectations, please follow the links below:

Brass Strings Woodwinds
Trumpet Violin Flute
Trombone Viola Clarinet
French Horn Cello Oboe
Low Brass Bass Bassoon
Harp Saxophone
Organ Percussion
Piano Voice

Conducting Auditions

The audition process for Conducting majors begins with submission of a video of the prospective student’s conducting of an ensemble in rehearsal and performance. This will be evaluated by the Conducting faculty, who will then decide whether or not to invite the student to the campus for in-person auditions, interviews, and diagnostic testing in analysis and ear training. After this second round of auditions a final selection of candidates will be made for admission and assistantships. To submit video files electronically, please go to:

Schedule for conducting auditions:

January 15: Deadline for receipt of audition videos by the Baylor School of Music. To submit video files electronically, please go to:
February 1: Status regarding the in-person audition will be determined and the students notified shortly after.
March 3: Admission and assistantship status will be determined and the students notified shortly after.

Note: These requirements and dates apply only to Conducting majors, not to Church Music majors with Conducting emphasis, who are required only to submit a video of their conducting.

Note: Prospective MM-Conducting (Choral) students are not required to audition for the voice faculty as part of their admission process.

For further information about audition requirements and scheduling contact the following persons:

Voice Dr. Randall Umstead
Piano Dr. Brian Marks
Organ Dr. Isabelle Demers
Instrumental Dr. Todd Meehan
Orchestral Conducting Mr. Stephen Heyde
Band Conducting Dr. Eric Wilson
Choral Conducting Dr. Lynne Gackle

For questions about auditions, please contact: