1. Admissions

Auditions

You'll be great. Trust us.

Now is your chance to show us what you've got. Before you're admitted to the Conservatory, you'll need to take an audition. Auditions are held both in San Francisco and regionally. While we encourage students to audition in San Francisco so that they may experience our vibrant campus firsthand, we understand that might not be possible for everyone. We offer regional and international auditions, along with the ability to submit final audition recordings. Some areas require pre-screening in order to be invited to a live audition.

Audition Day Information >

Dates by Instrument

Bassoon

Jan 30
Feb 20

Cello Jan 30
Feb 12
Chamber Music individuals (pre-screening required) Jan 22
Clarinet Jan 23
Feb 12
Composition (pre-screening required) Jan 22
Feb 19
Technology and Applied Composition (pre-screening required) Jan 29
Feb 12
Conducting (pre-screening required) By appointment
Double Bass Jan 23
Feb 13
Flute Jan 23 and 30
Feb 13
Guitar Jan 22
Feb 19
Harp By appointment
Harpsichord By appointment
Historical Keyboards By appointment
Horn Jan 30
Feb 19
Oboe Jan 30
Feb 20
Organ By appointment
Percussion Jan 23
Feb 13
Piano (pre-screening required) Jan 29
Feb 12, 19, and 20
Collaborative Piano Feb 12
Roots, Jazz, and American Music (pre-screening required) Jan 21
Feb 11
Mar 11
Timpani Jan 23
Feb 13
Trombone (Tenor and Bass) Jan 29 and 30
Feb 13
Trumpet Jan 29
Feb 20
Tuba Jan 29 and 30
Feb 13
Viola Jan 29
Feb 20
Violin Jan 29
Feb 12 and 19
Violin (Concertmaster Track) Feb 12 and 19
Voice (pre-screening required) Jan 29
Feb 12, 19, and 20

Domestic Regional Auditions

Montreal January 12, 2017 - Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Interlochen January 14, 2017
Chicago January 16, 2017
Boston February 22, 2017 - Boston University *piano auditions not available (please audition in New York)
New York

February 24, 2017 - NOLA Sound Studio, Manhattan *all instruments except piano 

February 26, 2017 - Steinway & Sons, Manhattan *piano only

Asian Regional Auditions

Seoul October 16, 2016 - Naeum Art Hall
Taipei October 18, 2016 - The Forum Auditorium
Guangzhou October 21-23, 2016 - Xinhai Conservatory
Shanghai October 26-29, 2016 - Tongii University
Beijing October 31 - November 4, 2016 - China Conservatory

Mainland China auditions are in partnership with USA Schools of Music.