College Audition Prep Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The College Audition Prep Day at the DePauw University School of Music assists high school musicians in preparing for their college auditions and interviews through master classes, workshops and "speed dating" interview preparation. Want to know what it takes to be a 21st-Century Musician? You'll love the interactive performance by Decoda, our ensemble-in-residence, and by Storytellers at Music on the Square, culminating in the Green Guest Artist Concert with Frederica von Stade and Laurie Rubin. This event is FREE for participants.


8:00 AM | Registration: Great Hall, Green Center for the Performing Arts

8:45 AM | Welcome

9:00 AM | Student and Parent Sessions:

  • Students - School of Music Faculty Master Classes on Preparing for College Auditions – Violin, Viola, Cello/Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Low Brass, Percussion, Piano, and Voice
  • Parents - Campus Tour

10:00 AM | Music Major Speed Dating: Short College Mock Interviews 

11:00 AM | Lunch

12:00 PM | Student and Parent Sessions (choose 1):

  • Frederica von Stade Master Class 
  • Decoda Interactive Performance

3:00 PM | Student and Parent Sessions:

  • Students: Campus Tour
  • Parents: "Make Life a Work of Art" – A discussion with Mark Rabideau, director of the 21st-Century Musician Initiative, about what is learned through embracing a life lived through the arts.

4:00 PM | Storytellers@M2 with Decoda at Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana Street

A musical mash-up of performance, interviews, humor and candid moments give visiting students a glimpse into the minds of the most compelling music-makers of our time.

5:00 PM | Pizza Party

7:00 PM | Green Guest Artist Concert: Frederica von Stade and Laurie Rubin


This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.