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Undergraduate Auditions


  • Fall 2020 admission: email the professor of your applied instrument/voice to arrange your audition.
  • Fall 2021 admission: KU application opens Sept 1. Once you have submitted your application, select "Auditions: Registration" from the menu on the left to sign up. Applicants must be academically admissible to audition for the School of Music.  


  • Select "What to Prepare" from the menu on the left.
  • Select the instrument(s) you want to audition on for specific requirements.
  • Please read carefully, as some auditions vary by degree program! ​​


  • Attend a live audition date for the KU School of Music!
  • If you cannot attend a live audition, email musicrecruiting@ku.edu to make other arrangements.​

Audition Deadlines

DECEMBER 1 - Submission of pre-screening videos for BM Piano Performance (details may be found at Piano - BM Performance)

FEBRUARY 1  - Registration for February audition dates closes

Fall 2021 Audition Dates- 

Please note: due to Covid 19 concerns, KU School of Music will be offering video auditions in lieu of the live auditions. After submission of a video audition, students will attend a  faculty appointment over Zoom on one of the following  dates: 

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - Faculty Appointment Date (all instruments and voice)

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Faculty Appointment Date (all instruments and voice)

Please register here: 

 2021 Audition Registration


If you cannot attend a live audition, email musicrecruiting@ku.edu to make other arrangements.

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