Music Department Online Audition Requirements

The Music Department is looking for students with passion for Music.  Students will demonstrate their musical skills, perform a solo with their intended instrument, and tell us about their passion.

The following criteria applies for ALL music department programs.  Please read through this section before selecting a specific music program for your audition.

To apply to the SDSCPA Music program, please complete an audition video. Your audition video should be recent (within one month of submission) and must include the following components. Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

Video Introduction

​     1. In your video, please introduce yourself.  Include:

  1. Your first and last name

  2. The grade you will be entering in the Fall


     2. Answer the following questions:

  1. What do you enjoy about playing or singing music?

  2. What do you hope to accomplish as a music major at SDSCPA?

     3. Introduce the musical selection you will be performing.


Music Program Audition Guidelines

     Please choose a program below to find specific information regarding audition video needs for your intended program of study.  The exercises and/or solo requirements are to be recorded as part of your audition video in combination with the general requirements listed above.



Some students who audition for the music department will be selected for a call back.  If you are called back, you will receive an email with information regarding a date and time for an online, live meeting with a member of the music department faculty.  You will be asked to participate in a short lesson to review your audition selection.  This may include sight reading, pitch-matching, and rhythm exercises.


Students will be evaluated individually.  Areas of assessment will include:

  • Tone Quality

  • Rhythm

  • Notes and Pitch

  • Dynamics

  • Expression and Style

  • Posture, Deportment, and Stage Presence

  • Ability to receive feedback/constructive criticism


Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

If you use YouTube, please upload the video as Unlisted to protect your student’s privacy. 

If you use Vimeo, please secure it with a password.  We will need access to this password to view your submission.

If you do not have sufficient technology needed to submit an online audition, please email to inquire about audition alternatives.

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