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EIU Department of Music

Audition Procedure Due to Covid-19

 

 Due to Covid-19, auditions will take place one of two ways:

  • Video submission, followed up with a Zoom meeting including an interview, sightreading, and scales. 
    • This option is recommended for vocalists.

                or

  • Complete a live audition through Zoom on one of our scheduled audition days or on an alternate date.

 

If you choose to submit a video audition, please follow these steps

  • Sign up for a video audition using the online form – select video audition from the drop-down menu.
  • Prepare your video and upload to a private YouTube or Vimeo channel so that only those with the link may view the video.
  • Submit your video link for review using this online form
  • After faculty review your audition link, they will contact you to set up your Zoom interview.

Video Submission Guidelines:

  • All materials must be filmed without editing.
  • Place the recording camera or phone on a tripod or a stand to minimize jitter.
  • Include you and your instrument in the video frame.
  • Introduce yourself at the beginning of each recording and describe what you will perform.
  • Place the lighting source behind the camera.
  • Prior to submission, review all recordings so that your video and audio are the quality you want.

 

If you wish to complete an audition via Zoom, please follow these guidelines:

  • Sign up for an audition using the online form and select the date that you wish to schedule your Zoom audition.
  • Check your internet speed and conduct a Zoom Test Meeting:
  • On the day of your audition you must have access to the following:
    • A private room.
    • A computer with an internet connection and audio/video capability.
    • Headphones with a built-in microphone.
    • All instruments and accompaniments.
    • Accompanist for singers.

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Music Department

Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3010
music@eiu.edu


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