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Conservatory Audition Application
  • Conservatory of Music Audition Application

    We are pleased that you are applying for admission to the Capital University Conservatory of Music. The information below is designed to help as you plan for your audition. The requested information will assist us in making an admission decision based on your academic, musical and personal qualifications.

    The purpose of the audition is to determine the musical qualifications of each student. The guidelines under emphasis requirements on the Conservatory Admission webpage are there to assist you as you select the pieces you plan to perform. In addition to performing your prepared audition pieces, you will also be required to complete musicianship and audiation (theory) assessments. These assessments are used to determine placement in Conservatory core courses. (Students submitting a video audition will complete sight-reading, and the musicianship and audiation assessments during orientation.)  

    You will be notified of your results and scholarship award within two to three weeks of your audition. Your audition performance, academic record and admission application information will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. Contact Susanna Mayo at or 1-866-544-6175 with any questions.

    Individually Arranged Auditions

    Once the group audition days have passed, we encourage you to contact the Admission Office to arrange your on-campus audition. After a date has been determined, you will receive a copy of your schedule prior to your arrival on campus.

    Video Auditions

    A live audition is always preferred to a video audition. However, recorded auditions may be accepted from candidates unable to make it to campus. Please submit all video auditions through the Capital University Conservatory of Music Digital Dropbox.  

    Required fields are marked with an asterisk.* 

    Personal Details

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    First Name*
     Last Name*

    Degree Preferences

    Indicate the degree program you plan to enter. If you are undecided about a specific program, please check Music, Undeclared. (Please note: You may only choose one degree program.) 

     *Composition majors must submit a portfolio of representative work. The portfolio must be submitted at least one month prior to the audition date and must include written scores of compositions. If recordings of compositions are available, please include them as well.

    **Applicants interested in the Dual Emphasis must perform both instrumental and vocal audtions.


    *Note: Please complete separate audition applications if you plan to audition on more than one instrument and/or voice part. 
    Primary Instrument/Voice* 
    Type (if applicable):
    Have you studied privately on this instrument? 
    Length of private study?  


    If preferred, please submit a musical resume and any other supporting materials to or traditional mail:  

    Capital University Admission Office
    Attn: Auditions
    1 College and Main
    Columbus, OH 43209
    List two compositions representative of your present achievement on this instrument.
    Composer Title Memorized Publicly Performed
    (when and where)
     Please list any other music training or experience you have had - including length of private study. List compositions representative of your achievement.

    Please list the name and address of one music teacher who can be contacted to furnish information regarding your performance abilities.

    Zip Code:

    In the space below, briefly discuss your career objectives: 

    Accompanying Policy

    Instrumental auditions are not accompanied. Capital University will provide an accompanist for any vocal audition. Please indicate if you need an accompanist provided for your vocal audition. 

    Audition Preference


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    Please refer to the Audition Requirements for suggested audition repertoire.
    Take a moment to review your audition application and submit using the button below.