Entrance auditions are required of all students who desire to major in music at Alverno College. The auditions are designed to assess the applicant's ability to successfully pursue college level studies in music and place the applicant in courses consistent with current ability level. Audition registration is electronic and can be found below. Once you have completed and submitted your registration, you are considered registered for the Music Department auditions. Any questions can be directed to the Performance & Audition Coordinator at

Audition Process Information (PDF)

Contact:  Rob Collier, Music Program Director

Alverno Audition Days:

Dear students, 

We have decided to cancel the on-campus music auditions originally scheduled for April 3rd and 4th in observance of policies of the CDC and WHO to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Instead, all students applying for a fall 2020 admission should submit a video recording of the performance portion by Friday, April 11th. Please follow the instructions in the attached document explaining our guidelines for video auditions. As a reminder, here is our description of the performance portion of the audition process:

Performance on your major instrument (which may be your own voice) shows faculty that you are ready to study musicianship at a college level. Students must perform two contrasting pieces on their major instrument at their live audition. A good measure of what is expected for an audition at the college level would be two contrasting pieces of Class A (sometimes Class B) music from the state Solo and Ensemble list. It is advised that those intending to audition work with a private teacher in preparation for the audition. Accuracy of notes and rhythm is expected and expressive components are assessed. 

Guidelines for Video Auditions (PDF)

Placement assessments in piano and theory will happen on campus in the fall should you be accepted to the program. Please contact me with any questions about your video submission.

Any other questions that we can help you with are welcome, using the following contact info: 

Leslie Henry (Music Therapy)

Rob Collier (Music Theory)

Theresa Camilli (Piano)    

We look forward to seeing your audition videos! 

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