Calling all grads of Juilliard, Oberlin and other major Conservatories.
I'm preparing for undergraduate auditions for the following schools soon. From people who've taken auditions at these schools or similar, what can I expect? Is it typical to play through all my audition rep? How long do they last normally?
Royal College of Music
IU School of Music
San Francisco Conservatory
-they usually last about 10 minutes
I'd bet there's no "normal." It will depend on many things:
I agree with Irene; that is a *lot* of schools. And the really top schools (Curtis, Colburn, Juilliard) have huge lists which you absolutely must be 100% prepared to play, along with prescreens.
Woah, hope you're not auditioning at all those schools...
Forget about the school. That is nowhere near as important as determining *who* are you planning to study with!
I'm preparing for undergrad auditions too, and that's way too many schools (for me, at least) to handle.
And- Some of the public universities have very good music departments; in-state tuition is a lot less. U.Indiana might be the most famous one. In my state, Cal., I would recommend CSU Long Beach, Northridge.
If you mean the RCM in London, you may as well try for the Royal Academy of Music as well - two birds with one stone.