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Audition Information

In order to be admitted to the Department of Music, and to be considered for scholarship awards as a Music major, Music minor, or non-major participant, we invite all prospective students to audition for Drake Music faculty. 

Audition Days

The deadline for registration is seven calendar days before the Audition Day. Please submit your online registration form by clicking on the corresponding date above.  Please submit your registration as soon as possible as there is limited space available.   

In addition to the audition itself, prospective students will be given the opportunity to attend classes, meet with faculty, and experience ensemble, faculty, and student performances. Come see what the Drake Music community is all about!

For more information regarding audition days or to schedule a visit, contact the Music Department office at 1-800-44-DRAKE ext. 3975, or 515-271-3975

Audition Requirements

Required Recommendation Forms

Teacher Recommendation Form 
Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form 

Acceptd Portal

Applicants are not required to use the Acceptd portal to apply and audition for our department. We strongly prefer on-campus auditions. However, there are two circumstances in which you may submit your audition materials via Acceptd.

For those students who live beyond a 250-mile radius from our campus, or who are prevented from attending one of the Audition Days due to scheduling or financial constraints, we will accept the audition via Acceptd.

Also, students who are planning to attend an on-campus Audition Day may submit an optional preliminary audition in advance of their on-campus audition. This is a great way to get onto our "radar screen," and to begin to connect with your prospective studio teacher. They may opt to provide you with feedback that you can use to refine your upcoming on-campus audition to a higher level, potentially improving your chances in the acceptance and scholarship process.

Whether online or in person, your audition for the Drake University Department of Music serves both as your audition for entrance to the department (whether as a major, minor, or non-major participant), and as your audition for scholarship awards.

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