1. Admissions

Auditions & Repertoire

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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.

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To see audition repertoire requirements, please select your instrument below.

Fall 2020 Audition Requirements and Dates

These dates are subject to change. Always check with the Office of Admission before booking any travel plans.

Bassoon, Contrabassoon 

February 2

Cello

*pre-screening required

January 27

February 3

Chamber Music

*pre-screening required

February 24

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet 

February 2

February 3

February 17

Collaborative Piano

February 9

Composition

*pre-screening required

February 9

February 16

Conducting

*pre-screening required

By appointment

Double Bass

February 3

February 15

Flute, Piccolo

January 27

February 3

February 10

Guitar

January 26

February 2

Harp

By appointment

Harpsichord

By appointment

Historical Performance PSD 

By appointment

Horn

January 20

February 10

Oboe, English Horn

February 3

February 17

Organ

By appointment

Percussion

February 2

February 3

Piano

*pre-screening required

February 2

February 15

February 16

February 17

Roots, Jazz, and American Music

*pre-screening required

January 26-27

February 16-17

Technology and Applied Composition

*pre-screening required

January 20

February 10

February 17

Trombone (Tenor and Bass)

January 20

February 10

Trumpet

January 20

February 9

Tuba

February 24

Viola

*pre-screening required

January 26

February 3

February 10

Violin

*pre-screening required

January 27

February 10

February 17

Violin (Concertmaster Track)

*pre-screening required

January 27

February 17

Voice

*pre-screening required

January 26

February 2

February 9

February 16

February 23

2019-20 Regional Auditions

Domestic Regional Auditions - In Spring 2020

 

Interlochen January 18
Chicago January 20
New York February 28
New York February 29
New York March 2

These auditions will include a master class with a featured SFCM faculty member.

 

 

Asian Regional Auditions - in Fall 2019

 

*Seoul October 27
*Taipei October 29-30
Shenzhen October 31
*Hong Kong November 1
Singapore November 3
*Guangzhou November 4-5
*Shanghai November 7-9
*Beijing November 11-14

*These auditions are in partnership with USA Schools of Music.