VanderCook College of Music
Applicants applying for the MCert, TCEP or Undergraduate programs will be required to audition.
Perform two pieces that demonstrate contrast of tempo and style.
Online (Video) Audition Guidelines
- Why do you want a career in music education?
- Who inspired you to be a music teacher and why?
- What are the qualities you look for in an outstanding teacher?
Videos Two & Three: Perform two selections of contrasting styles or one longer selection that demonstrates contrasting styles.
Video Four: Perform major scales that demonstrate your technique and range. One sharp key and one flat key (2 scales minimum; please perform at least one sharp key and one flat key). Minor scales are optional but encouraged.
What to wear: Professional attire expected
In-Person Audition Guidelines
Please note: All in-person auditions must be scheduled two weeks in advance.
What to wear: Professional attire expected.
You may bring your own accompanist, or you may request an accompanist two weeks prior to your audition. Audition music should be sent immediately following a request for an accompanist.
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.