Online Auditions

The MSU Denver Music Department online audition process is simple and easy!

Before beginning, please review the audition repertoire requirement for your instrument.

Step 1: Video record audition repertoire for your instrument.

Step 2: Upload your recordings as unlisted videos on a YouTube channel.

Step 3: Complete and submit the Audition Application (below), including links to the unlisted YouTube videos.


Deadline for Online Auditions

Online auditions are accepted on a continuous basis. Students will be notified of their audition results within three weeks after submitting their online audition.

For private lessons in the Fall 2024 semester, submit your online audition by: 11:59 PM on Saturday, August 10, 2024

Be sure to also check the deadlines for the MSU Denver general application.

How to Submit an Online Audition

Step 1: Record Audition Repertoire

Record three videos, each video being one of the bullet points listed in the repertoire requirements for your instrument.

Follow these general guidelines as you make your recordings:

  • Choose a quiet location.
  • Any video recording device is acceptable, but make sure the audio is clear and free of static or noise.
  • Place the camera so that your face, hands, and instrument are visible.
  • Make sure that you are front lit (no backlight).
  • At the start of your recording, please say your name and the piece you are performing.
  • Submit your best work!

Step 2: Upload Your Videos

Once you have recorded your videos, upload them as unlisted videos to a YouTube channel. Unlisted videos can only be viewed by those you share a link with. If you are new to uploading videos on YouTube, follow these easy instructions:

Instructions to Upload a Video from a Mobile Device (PDF)
Instructions to Upload a Video from a Computer (PDF)

After uploading your videos, be sure to watch through them to make sure the audio quality and camera placement are good, and that this is your best work.

Step 3: Submit Your Audition Application

Lastly, fill out the online audition application and provide the three links to your unlisted YouTube videos.


After you submit your application, you will receive an email message within the following week to confirm the application was received and that the video links are accessible.

You will be notified of your audition results within three weeks of submitting your online audition.

If accepted, you will be sent a form to fill out and confirm your enrollment in private lessons.


If you have questions about submitting your online audition, contact the Music Department Program Analyst, Christine Devine ([email protected]).