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Audition Requirements

View the undergraduate or graduate audition requirements at the following links. Audition requirements must be followed whether performing live or recorded auditions. No prescreen is required.

Undergraduate Music Audition Requirements

Undergraduate instrumental candidates, including Performance, Education, and Composition, are encouraged to audition during one of the three on-campus National Audition Weekends, if possible. Instrumentalists who are unable to attend a National Audition Weekend may audition by appointment or submit a recording via Acceptd. For information regarding audition material, please visit the UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUMENTAL audition requirements page.

Undergraduate voice candidates, including Performance, Music Theatre, Education, and Composition, must schedule an audition during one of the three on-campus National Audition Weekends or submit a recording via Acceptd. For information regarding audition material, please visit the UNDERGRADUATE VOICE audition requirements page.

Graduate Music Audition Requirements

Voice students who wish to apply for admission to the Bass School of Music must schedule an interview and audition on the Oklahoma City University campus during one of three national audition weekends or by recording. Other majors may audition during the audition weekends or by appointment or recording.

For questions about the audition process or audition requirements, please email ocuauditions@okcu.edu.

Admission to the University

Applicants must complete and return the Oklahoma City University Undergraduate, Transfer, or Graduate university application prior to auditioning. Please apply for admission to Oklahoma City University online. Students may also contact Student Financial Services for financial aid information, 405-208-5211.

For more information on how to begin your application and request an audition for Oklahoma City University, please visit our admissions checklist.

Audition Request Form

All live audition applicants (alternate date and national audition date applicants) must request an audition with the Bass School of Music by filling out the audition request form.

Please do NOT make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmed audition date from the Bass School of Music (via phone and email) after submitting the audition request.

All recorded audition candidates are required to digitally submit their audition request and materials through Acceptd, our online digital audition submission portal. Please see addition guidelines under the Recorded Auditions section below. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN AUDITION REQUEST FORM IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A RECORDED AUDITION IN ACCEPTD.

Notification of Admission

You will be notified of the result of your live audition into the Bass School of Music typically within four weeks of the audition, provided your Oklahoma City University application is complete. Recorded audition results often take four to six weeks to process, though certain auditions may take longer. Audition scores or comments are confidential and will not be released. All audition decisions are sent to the email address provided on the audition request form.

Please do not call or email our offices asking for admission or audition results. No audition results are given via telephone. You are responsible for checking the status of your OKCU application with the University's Office of Admissions and completing all components of the application prior to the audition.

Recorded Auditions

All recorded audition candidates are required to digitally submit their audition request and materials through Acceptd, our online digital audition submission portal. Digital audition submissions WILL NOT be accepted in any other format, including but not limited to DVD, CD, or online link.

OKCU does not require prescreens for any music audition. Recorded submissions are evaluated as auditions for admission to the program.

Submit Your Digital Audition

We will begin accepting submissions for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 admission beginning in August 2019, with the following deadlines:

February 23, 2020 (11:59 pm CST): Bachelor of Music in Music Theater, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Master of Music in Music Theater

April 12, 2020 (11:59 pm CDT): Bachelor of Arts in Music - Vocal (includes Pre-Med and Pre-Law tracts), Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal or Choral Education; Bachelor of Music in Composition - Vocal emphasis; Master of Music in Composition

April 30, 2020 (11:59 pm CDT): All Theatre degrees, Master of Music in Opera Performance, Master of Music in Vocal Performance; Master of Music in Instrumental Performance

Rolling (no deadline): Undergrad instrumental degrees

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN AUDITION REQUEST FORM IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A RECORDED AUDITION IN ACCEPTD.

Questions

Email ocuauditions@okcu.edu with questions regarding National Audition Weekends, recorded auditions, or alternate date instrumental auditions.

If you have any questions about the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, please contact Eden Badgett at mebadgett@okcu.edu. For questions about the School of Theatre, please contact Emily Wilkinson at ewilkinson@okcu.edu.

For additional information, please visit the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, School of Theatre and Oklahoma City University websites.

Thank you again for choosing to audition for Oklahoma City University. We look forward to hearing your audition!