Recording Instructions

Record Your Audition

  • PLEASE do not use external microphones.
  • Try to get as close-up as possible on video recordings.
  • Accompaniment options:
    • Live piano accompaniment
    • Appcompanist app is recommended but other professional recordings are accepted as well
  • Record ONE selection in its entirety.


Upload to YouTube

  • CS Music does not host videos, so you will need to upload your recording to YouTube.
  • Post the video as either Public or Unlisted. Judges will not be able to view the video if it is Private.


Link YouTube to CS Music and Submit

  • Find your application on your CS Music applications page and click the Edit Application link.
  • Within your application, paste the URL of your YouTube selection.
  • After you have finalized your selection, click “Submit this Application to be Reviewed” on your application.
  • You cannot edit your application after you submit it.
  • It will be sent out for review and you will be notified when the judges have finished their evaluations.


Get Scored and Get Recruited

  • At least three judges will review your competition application and provide a Scored Evaluation (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest) and written feedback. 
  • Participants will be notified via email when results are available.


If you have any questions at all, email or call 877-515-9800.