Students who intend to pursue an undergraduate degree in Music, Musical Theater or Music Performance & Music Education at Johnson State College must apply to that program and submit a recorded audition (or a link to an online recording of their work) along with a completed JSC Music Audition & Application Form. These materials are in addition to the application for admission to JSC.
You may audition by providing a link to an online video/ recording of your work or by submitting a physical recording (DVD or CD format) to Johnson State College. If providing a link, you may submit your application with all required materials by email to Admissions@jsc.edu. All physical recordings must be labeled with your name, intended degree program (and concentration, if applicable) and primary instrument. (Please note that these materials will not be returned to you.)
Instructions for Musical Theater Applicants:
Submit an audio-visual format (DVD or link to online video) audition with 7 to 10 minutes of footage, including one 60- to 90-second monologue and two songs of contrasting style and tempo (any genre is acceptable, but at least one must be from standard musical-theater repertoire). All material must be clearly introduced, and all songs must be memorized and accompanied. Karaoke tracks will not be considered.
Instructions for All Other Applicants
Classical Voice Auditions: Submit an audio-visual format (DVD or link to online video) with 7 to 10 minutes of music, including at least two complete selections of contrasting style and tempo. All selections must be memorized and accompanied, and one selection should be in a foreign language. Students may perform selections from the standard vocal and art song repertoire, the musical theater repertoire, and/or the folk song repertoire. Pop and rock selections will not be considered.
Classical Instrumental Auditions: Submit either an audio-visual format (DVD or link to online resource) OR an audio only format (CD or link to online resource) with 7 to 10 minutes of recorded music, including at least two complete selections representing contrasting style and tempo. (A sonata movement, etude, etc., along with a contrasting piece that displays technical and artistic skills, are acceptable options.) Pop and rock selections will not be considered. Percussionists should demonstrate their ability on at least two percussion media — e.g., snare, timpani, mallets, ethnic instruments such as hand drums, etc. Again, no pop or rock selections.
Jazz/Contemporary Auditions (voice or instrumental): Submit an audio-visual format (DVD or link to online resource) OR an audio only format (CD or link to online resource) with 7 to 10 minutes of recorded music, including three selections in EACH of the following categories:
- One medium-tempo tune such as “All the Things You Are,” “Out of Nowhere,” “Have You Met Miss Jones,” or a similar selection;
- One ballad such as “Body and Soul,” “In a Sentimental Mood,” “I Can’t Get Started” or a similar selection; and
- One piece that represents your preferred individual style in a jazz or contemporary idiom. An original composition is acceptable.