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Guitar Auditions

You’ll be great. Trust us.

We’re all ears. Before we became players, singers, conductors, and composers, listening was our first love. And it’s still the skill that underlies everything we do at SFCM. Hearing who you are and how far you’ve come is the first step toward a beautiful musical partnership. We can’t wait to hear you.

Audition Requirements: Guitar

Live auditions at the Conservatory are required of the following guitar applicants:

  • Anyone residing in California

Regional auditions are available for the following guitar applicants:

  • Applicants residing outside of California

Final audition recordings are accepted from the following guitar applicants:

  • Undergraduate applicants residing outside of California
  • Graduate applicants residing outside the United States

Applicants invited to audition should prepare:

  1. A transcription of a work written before 1750
  2. A classical or romantic work (including the Segovia repertoire) written for guitar
  3. A 20th-century work written for guitar

Audition Dates at SFCM

  • January 27, 2019
  • February 10, 2019

2018-19 Regional Auditions

Domestic Regional Auditions

Interlochen January 12, 2019
Chicago January 14, 2019
New York March 1, 2019 (voice only)
New York March 2, 2019 (piano only)
New York March 3, 2019

March 5, 2019

Asian Regional Auditions

Seoul October 6, 2018
Taipei October 8-9, 2018
Hong Kong October 11-12, 2018
Guangzhou October 15-16, 2018
Shanghai October 18-19, 2018
Beijing October 22-25, 2018

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

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