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Audition Day

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Auditions for Fall 2022 Entry

All undergraduate applications must be submitted by February 1.  You must submit your application well in advance of your desired audition day.

2021-22 SOM Audition dates:

  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 12
  • February 19 (Honor Band students only)

The University of Iowa School of Music offers an online audition option. Online auditions will be open to anyone seeking admission. Domestic students from the contiguous 48 states, who wish to be considered for music scholarships, must audition in person. Exceptions to this rule will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the studio professor/area head for whom you will be auditioning if you have a hardship which prevents you from auditioning in person.

Audition Day Activities

On the official Audition Day, planned activities for the day include a morning open house for students, parents, and guests with an opportunity to visit with School administrators, faculty, staff, and students, facility tours, and opportunities to learn more about our music education and music therapy programs. An official agenda will be emailed to registered attendees the week prior to the event. sample agenda

Register for an Audition

Applicants will register for an audition within the supplemental School of Music portion of the University of Iowa application. 

Audition Requirements

Audition requirements for each area are listed beneath the Auditions section in the menu to the left. 

Current Students

Any current University of Iowa Students who would like to apply to the School of Music should contact the Admissions Counselor, Allison Bierman.


If you have questions about music admissions or Audition Day, you may reach us in the following ways:

  • Telephone: 319-335-1604
  • E-mail questions to
  • Regular mail:
    Audition Day
    School of Music
    University of Iowa
    93 E Burlington St
    Iowa City, IA 52242