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Audition Information

Sanctuary Auditions 2023 

Lipscomb’s premiere vocal group requires a very special kind of singer. The group will need to be able to learn music quickly, adapt to a variety of settings, circumstances and audiences and react professionally in all situations. Because of the visibility of the group and the high level of commitment required, a rigorous audition process has been established. Go to our Sanctuary Auditions Page for more information. 


Admission for Majors

We are thrilled that you are interested in pursuing one of the degrees in the School of Music. The following steps must be completed before entering any of the music degree programs.

  1. Lipscomb University Application
  2. School of Music application (within the University application).
  3. Review the Pre-Screening Guidelines for your area
  4. Pre-screening audition video
  5. On-site or live zoom audition

Audition Guidelines


Admission for Minors and Ensemble Participants 

All students planning to apply for scholarships for ensemble participation must submit one video of a performance on their applied instrument. Vocalists can perform a piece from any style. Accompaniment is preferred. Instrumentalists should submit a performance of any genre.

Please indicate your interest in one of our ensembles or minoring in music and submit your video through your Bison Portal. 

Direct any questions to McKenna Schmidt.


Pre-screening Audition Material Deadlines

  • Early decision: October 15, 2022
  • Final deadline: Extended - March 15th, 2023

Please refer to the audition guidelines for specific repertoire.


Early Decision

Students who would like to be given priority for scholarships are highly encouraged to opt for early decision. In this process, students will submit their pre-screening video by October 15, 2022 and audition on campus on November 12. Students opting for early decision will be notified about acceptance and scholarships no later than December 1.

Audition Dates

Pre-screening audition materials deadline has been extended to March 15th, 2023.

  • November 12, 2022 - On Campus (This date is reserved for students who have opted for early decision)
  • January 21, 2023 - On Campus and Virtual Auditions
  • February 18, 2023 - On Campus and Virtual Auditions
  • March 25, 2023 - Virtual Auditions for admission only. No scholarships will be awarded.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email


The School of Music at Lipscomb University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Without an arrangement of release, member schools of NASM are not allowed to accept students on scholarship who have previously accepted scholarships from another member school. Please let us know about any other music scholarships you have been awarded.