Audition Information

The Music Department is now receiving auditions by video.

Steps for auditioning by video:

  • Submit your application to the college here
  • Submit your audition request form here
  • Submit your audition video
    • Recorded on a smartphone or other device
    • Upload to a shareable platform such as YouTube and email the link to music@roberts.edu
    • Following a review of your audition, we will be in touch to schedule your Music Theory and Aural Skills Assessments
  • All video auditions received during this time will be eligible for our Music Major Scholarships

Please contact Katie O'Donnell, Coordinator of Auditions and Special Events, at 585.594.6101 or Odonnell_Katie@roberts.edu with any questions regarding this process

2020-2021 Music Major Scholarship In-Person Audition Dates

  • Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Friday, March 5, 2021

Please reserve 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on your selected audition date. The schedule includes your audition, music theory placement exam, aural skills placement exam, shadowing a music theory class, and participating in ensemble rehearsals. Lunch with the faculty will be provided.

Setting Up Your Audition

College Application. Prospective students must apply to the college before auditioning.  Apply now!

Audition Application. Apply here online audition application.

If you have questions, please contact Katie O'Donnell, Coordinator of Auditions and Special Events, at 585.594.6101 or Odonnell_Katie@roberts.edu.

We look forward to meeting you!

Junior Mock Audition Day

  • Saturday: March 13, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, visit the Junior Mock Audition page.

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When can I audition?

See audition dates listed above. Fill out the online audition application to let us know when you're coming!

What are the audition requirements?

You can find them here. An accompanist will be provided for vocal auditions only.

Are there music scholarships available?

Yes! There are two full-tuition music scholarships available this year. In order to be eligible, please choose one of the first two audition dates. The full tuition scholarships will be awarded by April 1, 2019.

Other music scholarships are available up to $6,000 per year. These will be available equally on each audition day.

Music scholarships are only a part of the student financial package.

When will I find out about my scholarship once I've auditioned?

We send out scholarship letters within two weeks from your audition date.

Is there a music theory test during the auditioning process?

Yes. There are short music theory and aural skills assessments to help determine your strengths and weaknesses.

Should I audition on more than one instrument?

If you are undecided about your performance area, you may audition on more than one instrument.

What should I wear to my audition?

Please dress nicely. You want to look and feel professional.