Audition Workshop

Sophomore and Junior Audition Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This free, one-day event is designed for sophomores and juniors in high school to experience what it’s like to audition for college.  Commonly referred to as mock or practice auditions, this day will include a panel discussion with our music ambassadors, academic information sessions and opportunities to interact with students and faculty at Mason.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Strategy to deal with performance anxiety and nerves during auditions.
  • Selecting audition music, what are the professors listening for?
  • How to balance your course load in college.
  • Careers beyond teaching and performing – having a 21st career in music.

Preliminary Schedule

9:00 AM
Welcome session with School of Music Director, Dr. Linda Monson

9:15 AM
Panel Discussion: Dealing with nerves, how to “crush” performance anxiety

10:00 AM
Practice auditions with area directors
Career Options in Music
Preparing for success in college

11:30 AM
Performance and Q&A with Music Ambassadors

12:15 PM
Tour of facilities and University campus