1. Departments
  2. Keyboard
  3. Collaborative Piano

Collaborative Piano 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: Collaborative Piano (graduate level only)

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

  • Anyone residing in California

Regional auditions are available for the following applicants:

  • Applicants residing outside of California

Final audition recordings are accepted from the following applicants:

  • Applicants residing outside the United States
  • Final recordings must be submitted online through the formal Application, found here, no later than December 1.


  1. A major solo work (refer to graduate piano requirements)
  2. One complete instrumental sonata chosen from the following:
    1. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major
    2. Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major
  3. Four vocal pieces chosen from the following:
    • Strauss: Allerseelen
    • Barber: The Monk and His Cat
    • Brahms: Meine Liebe ist Grün
    • Schubert: Ganymed
    • Debussy: C’est l’extase
    • Puccini: Mi chiamano Mimi

Please select on the online application whether you would like the Conservatory to provide instrumentalists and vocalists for your audition or whether you plan to bring your own soloists. Applicants auditioning at a regional audition site must bring their own soloists.

Audition Dates

  • January 28, 2018

2017-18 Regional Auditions

Domestic Regional Auditions

Interlochen January 13, 2018
Chicago January 15, 2018
New York February 22, 2018 - All, except for voice and piano
New York February 23, 2018 - Voice only
New York February 24, 2018 - Piano only

February 27, 2018

Asian Regional Auditions

Seoul October 8, 2017
Taipei October 11-12, 2017
Hong Kong October 13, 2017
Guangzhou October 16-18, 2017
Shanghai October 19-21, 2017
Beijing October 23-26, 2017

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

Picture yourself at SFCM

  • Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

  • Library

  • Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

  • Milton Salkind Terrace

  • Osher Salon

  • Phyllis Wattis Atrium

  • Osher Salon

  • The Panoramic

  • Sol Joseph Recital Hall

  • The Panoramic

  • Sol Joseph Recital Hall

  • The Panoramic

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music