Music Audition Workshop

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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 not only walk away with a lot of useful information about the entire audition process, but also helpful comments from seasoned music professionals, and a DVD recording of their trial audition.

Registration is not yet open for the Music Audition Workshop.

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
  • Gain confidence to approach future auditions
  • Get valuable audition experience

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 School of Music 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.)


9:00 am

Anderson Chapel Lobby

Warm-up rooms available in Hanson Hall basement.

Music in College Information Session
Hanson Hall, Room 23

Learn what schools of music are looking for in music students, how to prepare for the audition and for music study, and how to complete the music admission process successfully. Topics will include resume writing, performing preparation (nutrition, exercise, training, and stress), placement testing, college music curriculum norms, and more. Parents are welcome to attend.
10:00–10:30 Rehearsal with accompanist/Warm Up
10:30 am–Noon

Workshop Breakout Session

Students will perform their audition, and receive critique from seasoned professionals in an open masterclass-like setting.

10:30 am–Noon

Campus Tour (Parents Only)
Old Main

Parents will meet in front of Old Main. Tour will end at the Aramark Dining Hall in Magnuson Campus Center where you can meet your son or daughter and talk with faculty over lunch.
Noon–1:00 pm

Magnuson Campus Center

Students will meet in the lobby of Anderson Chapel and walk over to Aramark Dining Hall in Magnuson Campus Center.


Students will perform their audition. Auditions will be recorded.
(Times are approximate and subject to change.)

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.

Violin, Piano, Saxophone