Video Audition Upload Guidelines

See also Application Guidelines for specific rules and disqualifications.

Video Audition Upload Guidelines
  • Make sure your recording includes all required audition excerpts in the order listed, and your concerto, if any. You can upload only ONE video file.
  • All excerpts (and concerto, if any) must be contained on one recording, without editing or pausing the recording. (Exception: Horn, percussion and piano applicants may stop recording.)
  • All pieces must be played without accompaniment.
  • Video length must be 12 minutes or less.
  • The video must contain NO verbal or text identifiers.
  • Video formats must be .mp4 or .mov.
  • Compress your video to less than 1.9GB before uploading. Recommended settings are mp4, 720p.
  • Upload speed is dependent on both file size and speed of the internet connection.
  • Don't interrupt the upload. Be sure to upload files using a stable internet connection, and make sure the computer does not go into sleep or hibernate mode while a file is uploading. Do NOT refresh the upload page. That will start another upload.
  • Uploads via a mobile device are not recommended.
  • After the upload is complete, you will be taken back to your Account home page. Depending on the size of the file, you will need to wait a few minutes before you are able to view your video. If you click "View my video" and see "Sorry...", the video is still being processed on the server. Return to your Account home page and click "View my video" again. Do NOT refresh the upload page.
  • Be patient during the upload process.
  • Keep a copy of your video file.
  • If you find that you must delete the video audition, email a request to You will receive an email to confirm your request. Be sure your video audition meets all requirements and you are happy with your audition before you upload the first time. No delete requests can be processed after the application deadline.
  • Deadline to submit your application and upload your video audition is midnight Monday, February 25, 2019. Do NOT wait till the last minute. Your upload could be delayed depending on the demand on the server. (The more applicants who wait to upload their video audition at the last minute, the longer it will take for the uploads to be processed.)