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May Auditions 2017

Welcome to Peabody for May Auditions 2017. These pages contain much of the information you'll need for making the audition process, and your entire visit, as smooth as possible. Please refer to our What Happens Next? document for information specific to your department or program of study.   

Checking in

When you first arrive on campus, come directly to 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Walk straight ahead and down the stairs into the Arcade, then exit through the double doors into the Plaza. Check-In will be to your right in the Admissions Office, located inside the Peabody Inn (the building with the ramp). From the Parking lot, go to the far corner of the second floor and follow signs saying “Main Entrance,“ “Concert Hall,” “Check-In” or “Arcade.” It’s all the same place. Then exit through the double doors to your left into the Plaza and follow the ramp into the Peabody Inn. The Admissions office will be on your right past the lobby.

The check-in process is important, even for current Peabody students. If you do not check in, we may mistake you for a “no-show” and assign your audition time to someone else.

The Audition

Come to the assigned room well in advance to see how things are going. You may be asked to shift your audition time if the auditions are running early or late. Early arrival will be especially important if your audition occurs late in the day. In any case, be on site 45 minutes early to warm up. Practice rooms in Austrian Hall will be available to our visitors during Audition Week. 

We have asked you to prepare much more music than you can perform in the time allotted for your audition, so expect the faculty to ask for excerpts from your audition repertoire. Each faculty member will evaluate your acceptability to the school as well as to their teaching studios. Finally, each faculty member will give you a one-to-ten rating. Taken together, this will be the primary data used for accept/reject decisions, teacher assignments, and the awarding of performance scholarships.

Canceling Your Audition

“No-Shows” create havoc with the audition schedule. If you must cancel, please notify us at the earliest moment. You will help us with our planning, and you will also help others who may be on a waiting list for an audition time. 

Changing Your Audition Day Or Time

Scheduling constraints and the vastly different set-up requirements for each major make arranging auditions a real mess. Some auditions can only be scheduled on one day of the week. Others take place over five days. Scheduling changes create huge problems. One music school we know of is charging a fee. However, if you have a totally miserable conflict with another activity, call us and we will see if anything can be done.





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