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 >

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

Audition Requirements and Dates

Bassoon, Contrabassoon 

Feb 17
Feb 24

Cello Jan 28
Feb 24
Chamber Music (pre-screening required) Jan 28
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet  Jan 27
Feb 25
Collaborative Piano Feb 11
Composition (pre-screening required) Feb 10
Feb 24
Conducting (pre-screening required) By appointment
Double Bass Jan 27
Feb 10
Flute, Piccolo

Feb 4

Feb 18

Feb 25

Guitar

Jan 27

Feb 10

Harp By appointment
Harpsichord By appointment
Historical Performance PSD  By appointment
Horn Jan 27
Feb 10
Oboe, English Horn

Feb 4

Feb 18

Organ By appointment
Percussion

Feb 4

Feb 18

Piano (pre-screening required)

Jan 27
Feb 10

Feb 17

Feb 24

Roots, Jazz, and American Music (pre-screening required) Feb 2-3
Feb 23-24
Technology and Applied Composition (pre-screening required)

Feb 4

Feb 11

Feb 25

Trombone (Tenor and Bass)

Jan 28

Feb 10

Trumpet

Jan 27

Feb 10

Tuba

Jan 28

Feb 10

Viola

Jan 27

Feb 17

Violin (pre-screening required)

Jan 28

Feb 11

Feb 17

Feb 24

Violin (Concertmaster Track) (pre-screening required)

Jan 28

Feb 11

Feb 17

Feb 24

Voice (pre-screening required)

Jan 27
Feb 10

Feb 17

Feb 24

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
Boston

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.