Audition Days

Auditions are required for all students applying to the Conservatory of Music. On-campus auditions are strongly recommended, and are required for candidates living within 350 miles of campus.


Audition Date

Audition Registration Deadline

Concert Opportunity

Monday, November 9, 2015

October 1, 2015

Percussion Ensemble

Monday, November 23, 2015 (Southern California)

November 1, 2015


Saturday, December 5, 2015

November 1, 2015

Christmas Festival

Monday, January 25, 2016

December 1, 2015


Saturday, February 20, 2016

January 10, 2016

Symphony Orchestra



9:00 AM

Campus Tour (optional)

10:15 AM

Music theory fundamentals test

10:45 AM

Group session with Conservatory Dean and student panel

11:30 AM

Group lunch with Conservatory Students

1:00 PM

Auditions begin

2:30 PM

Conservatory Facilities tour (optional)



On-campus auditions are strongly recommended, and are required for applicants living within 350 miles of Wheaton.  If you live beyond 350 miles, you may submit a DVD, which should be of the best possible sound quality.  It is important that you present yourself as professionally as possible; e.g.  pianists and accompanists should perform using the highest quality instrument available.  Label the recording with your name, instrument or voice part, and audition repertoire.  The recording may not be edited, except to add tracks or chapters.  A limited number of Skype audition slots are also available, or you are welcome to upload an audition to a private YouTube channel and send a link to

Repertoire requirements for recorded auditions are identical to those conducted on-campus. See audition requirements on our website for details.  Note: Instrumentalists should play two scales and two arpeggios (four total).  Recorded auditions must be uploaded or received by November 15th for the Early Action round and February 15th for the Regular Action Round.

Surface mail:  Admissions Office, Wheaton College, 501 E. College Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187-5593.

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