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VanderCook College of Music

Audition Guidelines

Candidates applying for undergraduate, MCert, or TCEP programs will be required to either submit a video audition or schedule an in-person audition. The MMEd program does not require an audition.


Perform two pieces that demonstrate a contrast of tempo and style. NOTE: Please upload a PDF copy of your repertoire prior to your audition through Acceptd (for in-person and online auditions).

Audition Options

In-Person Audition Guidelines

What to wear: Professional attire is expected.

Online (Video) Audition Guidelines

You are required to upload separate audition videos for each of the following:

What to wear: Professional attire is expected.

Instrument Specific Guidelines


Beyond scales and sight-reading, try to prepare as many of the following as possible: 



For in-person auditions, you may bring your own accompanist, or you may request an accompanist two weeks prior to your audition. Contact [email protected] to make your request.

VanderCook Scholars Program

High school seniors looking to turn their passion for music into a career may be eligible for this opportunity which offers accepted incoming freshmen a four-year FREE tuition scholarship.


Every Gift Matters…

Gifts to VanderCook come in many forms and sizes and each one truly makes a difference. You may wonder how a small contribution can matter to the college – how it can “make a dent.” Combined with other donor gifts, even a relatively minor contribution can make a major impact.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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