Video Audition Upload Guidelines

Video Audition Upload Guidelines
  • Make sure your recording includes all required audition excerpts in the order indicated. You can upload only ONE video file. The audition must be uploaded as one video, but the excerpts may be recorded separately on the same day and in the same room (show the date on the video. We recommend the app "timestamp camera" which is free) and pasted together into one continuous video segment in the order listed.. For the pianists, the chamber music excerpt might be recorded in a different room and day.
  • All pieces must be played without accompaniment.
  • 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 restart the 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.
  • 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.)