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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 21, 2018
  • January 28, 2018

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
Boston

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.

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