Dolan Prize


Students will only have ONE audition for DOLAN and ensemble/lesson placement. Auditions for the 2022-2023 academic year will be held on September 6th, 7th, and 8th ( students should sign up for chamber or jazz slot depending on their interest)

The requirements for the Dolan Prize are:

  • Sealed letter of recommendation from your instructor with details of their lesson fee per hour due by the end of the change-of-program-period:

    Fall 2022 semester: Friday September 16th


  • Instrumentalists should prepare two contrasting pieces or movements from solo repertoire.
  • You will also be asked to demonstrate your sight reading skills.


  • Instrumentalists should prepare two jazz standards (a rhythm section will be provided to accompany auditions).
  • You will also be asked to demonstrate your sight reading and improvisational skills.
  • Vocalists should prepare two selections to show interpretative abilities (improvisation optional).
  • Please provide a clear lead sheet with chord changes for the accompanist (a pianist is provided).


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