Degree Auditions

At UIC, we are interested in the musical backgrounds and passions you can bring to our program as well as the extent of your formal training, whatever that may be. We recognize that there are many paths to music study.

Auditions/interviews are required for entrance into all music degree programs. Audition requirements differ by degree and musical background. Please click on a link below to view audition requirements for each degree.


Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we will not be holidng any in-person auditions. All Spring and Fall 2021applicants should submit their recorded audition materials via the portfolio option on the application status page. 

After you submit your application, you will receive an email that provides instructions on how to submit your recorded audition materials. If you have any questions about this process, please email Ben Kenis
The priority deadline for Fall 2021 recorded audition submissions is March 15th. While we can still accept auditions after this date, merit award opportunities will be limited. 


The information above is only for those individuals interested in enrolling in a music degree program. If you are interested in any of our music ensembles, information can be found on the Ensemble Auditions Page