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After you have completed your application to Lawrence using either the Common App or the Lawrence App, you have several options for how and when you can complete an audition for admission to the Conservatory of Music.

Lawrence University strongly encourages on-campus auditions as it gives you a chance to meet with our faculty, current students and even hear some ensembles. However, if traveling to Appleton is not an option, we do offer regional auditions in select cities around the United States. A Conservatory Admissions team member will record audition and will meet with students during their time slot. Members of the faculty do not attend regional auditions.

If you would like to submit a recording, please see below for deadlines and requirements.

On-Campus Audition Dates

On-Campus Audition Dates for 2019-20:

  • Early Decision and Early Action Applicants: November 10, 2018
  • Regular Decision Applicants: January 19, 2019; February 2, 2019; February 23, 2019

Students wishing to pursue a music major at Lawrence must use the audition date that corresponds with their application timeline.

2019 Audition Regional Locations

For Regular Decision applicants only.

  • San Francisco - January 4
  • Los Angeles - January 6
  • Chicago - January 7
  • Minneapolis - January 10
  • New York - January 11
  • Interlochen - January 12
  • Houston - January 13
  • Denver - January 24
  • Seattle - January 26

Recorded Auditions

For students who are applying either Early Action, Early Decision or Regular Decision. If distance prevents a live audition, either on campus or at a regional site, a video recording may be submitted to your application status page. 

  • Recordings should be of the best possible audio-visual quality and must be properly labeled with name, instrument/voice part, and repertoire.
  • Acceptable video formats include: .mov, .wmv, .avi, and .mpeg.
  • Any student submitting a video must also complete an audition registration form (that form is e-mailed to you after you apply).
  • Deadlines: if you applied using our Early Decision or Early Action deadline, your recording is due on November 10, 2018.
  • If you applied using our Regular Decision deadline, your recording is due on January 19, 2019.

Music Education Workshops

The Music Education Workshop is an extraordinary opportunity for prospective applicants to experience hands-on aspects of the Music Education program at Lawrence University.  Led by current faculty and students, the workshop sessions will familiarize students with creative and engaging teaching techniques including movement activities, conducting, pedagogical teaching and combining the liberal arts within a practical classroom setting.  Participants will conduct, critique a mock performance, demonstrate elements of music on their primary instruments and teach simple rhythmic or melodic passages to their peers. (Students must complete their application before registering for the workshop).

Please click on the link below to find out more!

Music Education Workshop

Theatre Arts Workshop

The Theatre Arts workshop is designed to connect prospective theatre makers with current theatre faculty and students. Exercises in this workshop will test your workability, collaborative skills and ingenuity. Students can audition for the Theatre Arts Scholarship and attend the workshop the same day.

If you are interested in being considered for a Theatre Arts scholarship, please register for an audition and for the workshop. Follow the link below to the Theatre Department page to register.

Theatre Audition Information & Registration

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