School of Music Audition/Exam Request Form

Please read the instructions carefully and fill this out only to request an audition for admissions, scholarships, and graduate entrance exams. Do not use this form to audition for ensembles.
To contact us for any other reason, please use email.

  • All undergraduate programs require an audition. If you are applying for a graduate program that does not require a performance audition, please use this form to request an Entrance Exam date and ignore the parts relating to the audition.
  • If you have not yet applied for admission to the University of Kentucky, please do so. You must be accepted by BOTH the University AND the School of Music.
  • Your admissions audition serves also as your scholarship audition. You are automatically considered for any scholarships for which you qualify. You do not need to apply separately for a music scholarship except for graduate fellowships and assistantships.
  • Please check the page for your area of interest and/or instrument for any repertoire requirements before filling out this form.

Restrictions:
NOTE:
Graduate Voice, Graduate Choral Conducting, and Graduate Percussion auditions require a pre-screening DVD to be submitted before you are invited to audition.

NOTE: Not all instrumental auditions can be heard on all dates. If these restrictions conflict with your availability, special dates can be arranged specifically with faculty. Special dates must be arranged before applying to the School of Music. Check your instrumental area to find faculty contact information.

If you have your student Wildcard ID, this number should be listed along the bottom. If you have your acceptance materials, this number should be listed in your link blue information. Otherwise, if you do not know your UK ID number, please leave this blank to prevent confusion.
Please provide the name AND location of your highschool.
PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT apply for a graduate program (Masters or Doctorate) until you have completed a Bachelors degree.
This is your preferred program. You may qualify for other programs upon your audition/admission.
This will determine which faculty will hear your audition. NOTE: If you plan to audition in more than one instrument, please submit a separate form for each audition request and note the fact in the comments field below.
Please select the audition date that works best for you. If there are extenuating circumstances that make these dates impossible, please contact the School of Music to see if another meeting can be arranged. PLEASE NOTE: Some dates have restrictions due to faculty availability to hear auditions or the program filling for the year. Piano auditions cannot be heard in January, Voice auditions cannot be heard Friday January 25th, Guitar auditions cannot be heard in March, and Trumpet auditions cannot be heard in March. Please choose another date or arrange a special audition with an appropriate faculty member if this effects you.
This is your preferred program. You may qualify for other programs upon your audition/admission.
This will determine which faculty will hear your audition. NOTE: If you plan to audition in more than one instrument, please submit a separate form for each audition request and note the fact in the comments field below.

Some areas of study require a written graduate entrance exam as part of the application materials for the degree. These exams are usually given on Saturday mornings, 9:00AM-12:00PM of audition weekends. Please contact the division coordinator or studio teacher to ask whether they require completion of the graduate entrance exam during audition weekends as part of the application process.

Please select the audition date that works best for you. If there are extenuating circumstances that make these dates impossible, please contact the School of Music to see if another meeting can be arranged. PLEASE NOTE: Some dates have restrictions due to faculty availability to hear auditions or programs filling for the year. Piano auditions cannot be heard in January, Voice auditions cannot heard Friday January 25th, Guitar auditions cannot be heard in March, and Trumpet auditions cannot be heard in March. Please choose another date or arrange a special audition with an appropriate faculty member if this effects you.

Special arrangements for auditions and exams MUST be made with faculty and/or proctors BEFORE submitting this application.  This option is not for inquiries or tentative scheduling.  Please contact the division or program head in your Area of Study, or speak with the graduate exam proctor to make any special arrangements.  Questions about graduate entrance exams may be directed to Joanne Filkins.

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