Practice Audition Day


Friday, October 7, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  •  Timashev Family Music Building


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Program Overview

Each October, the School of Music invites high school juniors and seniors to take part in a special “Practice Audition Day.” Students considering music as a major in college are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet Ohio State faculty and students, observe classes, tour the new Timashev Family Music Building and have a practice audition evaluated by faculty. Other topics will include:

  • The Ohio State and School of Music admissions process
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Tips on auditioning and playing in public
  • Ensembles, including The Ohio State University Marching Band
  • The Music Education program at Ohio State

This is a free event, but registration is required. For inquiries email Tanya Sparks.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 3

Registration is closed.

Tentative Schedule

8:30–9 a.m. — Check-in

9–11:30 a.m. — Morning Session

  • Music Admissions overview
  • Audition tips
  • Performances
  • Meet the School of Music Ambassadors

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m. — Meet the Professor/Studio

12:30–1:30 p.m. — Lunch break (on your own)

1:30–4 p.m. — Afternoon opportunities

  • Practice audition appointments with faculty
  • Building tours
  • Academic Advisor office hours
  • Ensemble rehearsals

Practice Auditions

Students should prepare 5–10 minutes of music for their practice audition. Refer to Audition Requirements.

Vocalists will be provided an accompanist and should bring their piano scores. Instrumentalists should be prepared to perform without an accompanist.

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Contact Tanya Sparks, School of Music Admissions Coordinator, at or 614-688-0372.