Audition Requirements

2021-2022 Applicants, all information on the audition process will be updated here soon. Check back for details!

  • Auditions are required for ALL students who wish to be considered for admission.
  • Audition submissions will be done digitally this year due to the ongoing pandemic.
  • Any student who does not submit an audition video will not be considered for admission.
  • Students are responsible for preparing the requirements for the program(s) to which they are applying, and submitting them by the audition submission deadline.

Audition results, paired with program ranking for incoming first-year students and seat availability for transfer students, will determine admission results.

Please find information pertaining to your audition below. Requirements may vary for transfer students. If you have questions, contact Admissions at 773-534-9718 or admissions@chiarts.org.

Remote Audition Instructions:

All auditions are to be submitted digitally. Detailed instructions will be updated here shortly. In the meantime, please review the audition requirements below for the program(s) you apply to at ChiArts.

All audition submissions are due by 5pm Friday, January 26th. Late submissions will not be considered.

Audition requirements for:

Creative Writing
Dance
Music
Theatre
Visual Arts

Audition guides for:

Creative Writing
Dance
Music
Theatre
Visual Arts

Additional audition resources:

ChiArts Audition Handbook
Suggested Songs for Vocalists (MUSIC)
Music for Percussion Auditions (MUSIC)
Acting Course Descriptions (THEATRE)
Musical Theatre Course Descriptions (THEATRE)
Sample Monologues (THEATRE)

(For Transfers)

Incoming Sophomore Percussion Audition (MUSIC)
Incoming Junior Percussion Audition
Incoming Senior Percussion Audition (MUSIC)

Sample audition rubrics (score sheets):

Creative Writing
Dance
Music Instrumental (Brass, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds)
Music Percussion (Novice)
Music Percussion (Advanced)
Music Voice
Theatre: Acting
Theatre: Musical Theatre
Visual Arts