Arts & Humanities

Music Auditions

How to Audition

All Manchester students majoring or minoring in music, as well as ensemble participants are required to audition. You can audition for Manchester music ensembles one of two ways: on campus or by uploading a video to YouTube.

  • On-Campus Auditions

  • Audition on campus and get live, instant feedback from a member of the Music Department faculty. To schedule your audition, email, express your interest in an on-campus audition and propose a date to visit. Most weekday afternoons are available. You can expect a reply to confirm your visit date.

    Will this be your first visit? We encourage you to also fill out a Campus Visit Registration to schedule time with an admissions counselor and get a campus tour. You can also choose to sit in on a class and meet with a professor or coach.

  • Video Auditions

  • Record your audition, upload to YouTube and email a link to If your pieces require accompaniment, you must include an accompanist or accompaniment track. Once we’ve viewed your video, we’ll arrange a brief interview via Zoom, which will also include some sight-reading.

    Need help uploading your video?

    Audition Requirements