Submit a recorded 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), or a mailed
DVD. 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 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. Alternatively, you may submit the video audition request and fee, and follow up with
a mailed DVD to:
School of Music Auditions
The State University of New York at Fredonia
1151 Mason Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063