School of Music
Recorded Video Audition

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

Submit a recorded video audition:

submit a video audition

Whenever possible it is preferred and highly encouraged that all applicants audition for our faculty in-person. If you cannot reach Fredonia for an in-person audition, you may submit a video recording.

It is important that applicants make sure recordings are of the best possible quality in both sound and picture, with appropriate lighting and following the requirements listed for your instrument and major of interest. Any recording submitted that is of poor quality may result in an unfavorable review by our faculty. We are excited to meet you — please take a moment to introduce yourself in one of your recordings as well!

Video auditions may be in the form of a YouTube link (or similar video hosting site), a Dropbox file link for media download (or similar file transfer link). Do not submit a video recording that has been created from several takes, uses more than one camera, or in which the audio portion has been processed. We cannot accept audio-only recordings (CDs, MP3, etc.).

Please use the highest quality recording equipment available to you. For best results, place your recording device on a stationary object, such as a tripod or table. Please make sure the recording clearly shows your face, hands and body in the frame. Prior to recording, test that you are in focus and well lit, and that your video is free from distracting background noise.

One you have prepared your video audition recordings, submit the video audition request web form and fee (button above) with your video submission links. (Your video recordings may be shared as unlisted videos, so only viewers with your video link may view them. For more information on settings for unlisted media on YouTube, click here.

Please note:
There are two parts to the Admissions Process for Music Majors: All individuals must successfully complete the Audition process AND be accepted by the University's Admissions Office.


Questions? Contact the School of Music office at or (716) 673-3151.

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