Admission to the Brevard Music Center is determined by audition. Students audition for Brevard by submitting a recording. (Composers submit a dossier of works.) There are no live auditions for students in the High School program.

  • Instrumentalists, except percussionists, may submit audio recordings or post a video audition to YouTube. YouTube auditions must contain video. Audio recordings must be uploaded to our server.
  • High School vocalists, guitarists, and percussionists must post a video audition to YouTube.
  • Composers must upload scores and recordings to our server.

Audition Requirements

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Preparing a Recording

Make sure that the recording itself demonstrates the highest possible audio and/or video quality so that your performance can be evaluated successfully. Always keep an extra copy of your audition recordings in case there are problems along the way.

There are a few precepts for any audition recording:

  • Every audition is a collection of multiple pieces or excerpts. The best tactic is for each piece to appear in a separate file (or track on a disk).
  • You may create your collection in any way you like, but each piece or excerpt must be edit-free, e.g., no editing to fix bad notes.
  • Do not electronically alter a recording.
  • Do not upload a video recording to the BMC server.
  • Do not send any audition recording via email.

Submitting a Recording

Specific instructions for submitting an audition (upload, YouTube) are given on the Audition tab of the online application.

Audition recordings will not be evaluated until the $75 application fee is paid.