All students seeking a major in music must audition for acceptance into the Department of Music on their chosen instrument/voice before a panel of music department faculty. We encourage all students to apply to Elmhurst College before auditioning for financial aid purposes.
Friday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Summer auditions will be primarily for acceptance into the Music Department. Students who audition in the Summer (June) for the upcoming school year may not be considered for a music scholarship. Example: Someone auditions in June and plans on attending Elmhurst in September.
Summer auditions do not preclude a student from consideration for academic or other scholarships offered by Elmhurst nor does it diminish a student’s eligibility for financial aid from College sponsored sources.
Music Admissions Contact
To schedule an audition or for clarification about the audition process, contact the Director of Music Admissions, Gayle Bisesi, at email@example.com or at (630) 617-3524.
General Audition Information
Please see specific instrument for more detailed audition information.
Each student will participate in a brief interview with our director of music admissions and various department faculty to discuss their goals, aspirations, what they will bring to Elmhurst College and receive answers to any questions they may have.
Music for the Faculty Panel
On the day of your audition, please bring four copies of each piece of music you will be playing. These will be distributed to the faculty panel.
Your overall presentation is important.
You will be considered for a scholarship following your audition. The music department provides scholarships to students who demonstrate excellence in performance. Scholarships are determined based on the entrance audition; additional scholarships are awarded to continuing students, and academic scholarships are available through the College’s general admissions office.
For more information about Elmhurst’s overall admission policies and processes, please visit the College's admission web site.