Not all schools offer the option to apply Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) for music. But for those that do, it's vitally important to research ED and EA before applying.
Tips for Letters of Recommendation
Your letters of recommendation are key to building a great music school application. Who are the right people to reach out to?
Thinking of Deferring Music School?
Has the pandemic led you to think about deferring your start to college? If so, here are some general considerations.
Trial Lessons for Prospective Music Majors
Receiving trial lessons is an important part of the process of applying to music school for prospective music majors.
7 Summer Strategies for Applying to Music School
Use these 7 strategies to leverage your summer months to get you ahead of the game and get ready to face your senior year.
Stage Fright: An Alternative Solution
Stage fright, also known as performance anxiety, is one of the most common and perplexing problems we musicians face. You’re in great company if you become nervous when you perform.
Essays, Personal Statements, and Résumés for Music Students
Essays, personal statements and résumés for music students can be daunting. So how do you make sure your essay/personal statement stands out from the crowd?
College Audition Preparation
College audition preparation programs assist prospective music majors in getting ready for game day.
Tips for a Successful Music Audition
A successful music audition has everything to do with whether more competitive music schools will offer you an acceptances.
Not Accepted to Music School – Now What?
What happens now if you were not accepted to music school? You do have options.
Sight-Reading: A Necessary Skill for Music Majors
Sight-reading is an important and necessary skill for music majors. Quite often, they will be asked to learn pieces of music in a very short amount of time.
Music School Auditions: The Unforeseens
How to anticipate and prepare for the unexpected as you look ahead to auditions.
Important Tips for a Successful Audition
Having a successful audition is about more than just luck. Here are a few tips to make your audition more successful.
5 Ways to Survive Music School Auditions
Surviving music school auditions is like a day-long performance. Here are some hints for making it through:
Vocal Auditions & Beyond: How to Stay Healthy
Staying healthy for vocal auditions is on the minds of every prospective voice major. Inevitably, the timing of auditions coincides with health concerns.
Tips for Pre-Screens and Recorded Auditions
Are you planning to send recorded auditions to schools instead of auditioning live? These tips will help you stay on track.
Tracking Music School Applications & Auditions
Since every school is different, tracking your music school applications, pre-screens and auditions is essential!
Playing Your Best: College Music Auditions
For high school seniors who are interested in becoming music majors, this is the time of year that’s filled with musical preparation for upcoming college music auditions .
6 Tools for Managing Audition Anxiety
Managing your music audition anxiety is key to your audition success. You want to be at your peak of health, relaxation, and confidence when you stand on that stage. But your anxiety about the outcome can feel like an impossible obstacle.
Reducing Music Performance Anxiety
Butterflies in the stomach; sweaty palms; negative self-talk; stomach pain; dry mouth; excessive swallowing; shortness of breath; fuzzy thinking; avoidance; or giving up. These are some of the signs and symptoms of performance anxiety.