Application and Audition

Audition Requirements

All instrumentalists and singers should submit a high quality video recording of two contrasting pieces. Students should upload their videos to YouTube and submit the links with the online application.

Composers should submit PDF scores of 2-3 contrasting works to: The links to audio recordings (optional) may be submitted with the online application.


  • Apply to the program here. The application will be live December 1, 2015.
  • NOTE: If you are NOT a current Luther College student, be sure to read the special application instructions at the bottom of this page.

Scholarship Deadline: February 15, 2016

Final Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Instructions for Non-Luther College Applicants

Musicians from any educational institution, as well as young professionals, are encouraged to apply to IMFA. This application form was originally designed for current Luther College students. There are a few required fields that need to be filled in that might not be relevant to you as a non-Luther applicant. These instructions should help clarify the application process for you.

  • Create a login. Once completed, an e-mail will be sent to you with your login information.
  • You may skip the optional parameters.
  • Under "Address" – if you have a home address outside of the US, simply use Iowa (IA) as your state (state is a required field).
  • Numbers 10 and 11 on the application proper ask if we have permission to view your disciplinary and academic record. If you are not a Luther College student, we do not have access to these records. Simply answer “no” to these.

Follow the rest of the instructions on the application. If you have further questions, please e-mail