Music Audition Workshop

Your audition is the first step toward success in any music program. Let the North Park University music program help you prepare for this important step.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
1:00 to 5:15 pm

Registration is now closed for 2016.

North Park's music faculty has designed this workshop for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in auditioning for college and university music programs. Students participating in the workshop will walk away with useful information about the entire audition process, but also specific feedback from seasoned music professionals and a DVD recording of their trial audition.

At the Music Audition Workshop students will:

  • Learn what university music programs are looking for in music students
  • Learn how to prepare for an audition and for music study
  • Receive critique from seasoned music professionals, with specific information about how you can improve
  • Get valuable, practical experience to boost your confidence to approach future auditions

Registration for this event costs $25, which covers the full workshop and and DVD of your audition.

The workshop is open to voice, piano, string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and guitar students, and will take place on campus at North Park University. Participants should prepare audition repertoire that meets the requirements for North Park University's music program audition requirements. Review these requirements for all vocal and instrumental students.

Please note: participation in the Audition Workshop does not qualify as an audition for North Park's music programs or scholarships. High school seniors who wish to apply to the School of Music, Art and Theatre for Fall 2017 will be able to audition in person for acceptance and scholarships on Saturday, February 4, or Saturday, March 4, 2017. Learn more.

Stay for North Park Preview Days

Audition Workshop participants who would like to get a taste of student life at North Park University are invited to continue their visit with our first NPU Preview Day of the year, October 9–10. It begins Sunday evening after the Audition Workshop ends, and high school seniors and transfer students can even stay overnight with a student host. Learn more and RSVP for North Park Preview Days.

Parking Information

You may park in our visitor parking lot at the corner of Foster and Kedzie Avenues. No visitor parking passes are needed for the event. Download a campus map with designated parking areas.


Please contact Dr. Rebecca Ryan, music recruiter and director of operations at the School of Music, Art, and Theatre, if you have any questions about the Audition Workshop event. She can be reached via email or at (773) 244-5623.

Violin, Piano, Saxophone