Live auditions on campus are encouraged, and can be scheduled by calling the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 800.681.5912. Recorded auditions can be submitted online at https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/interlochenarts/apply, after you have completed the Academy application. Audition requirements by instrumentation are:
Piano and Organ: One major scale, one minor scale, one study or etude, and two memorized representative solo works of contrasting style
Percussion: Demonstration of skills on any or all of the following instruments:
- Snare drum - open roll, closed roll, solo including rolls, double and triple rhythms
- Mallet instruments and/or piano – exercises, solos or excerpts from band or orchestral literature
- Timpani – exercises, solos or excerpts from band or orchestral literature
Wind and String: One major scale, one minor scale, one study or etude, and one solo work
Harp: One study or etude and two solo works of contrasting style
Guitar: Two solo works of contrasting style (must be submitted via video)
Voice: One or two classical solos or arias
Composition: A minimum of three scores; a recording of works on CD is strongly encouraged, but not required. A MIDI realization is acceptable. PLEASE READ: special instructions for composition applicants.
Singer-Songwriter: A performance of three to five of a student’s original songs. Students will also need to share a copy of the song lyrics; for online auditions lyrics can be uploaded as a document.