Live Audition


Auditions will be held on campus in Los Angeles.

Those applicants invited to participate in the live audition process will be notified by mid-to-late December.

Audition dates are posted below by instrument. For instruments that have multiple dates, applicants will only attend one audition date.

Bassoon: February 15
Cello: February 20, 21, 22
Clarinet: February 15
Conducting: March 25
Double Bass: February 20, 21, 22
Flute: February 13
Harp: February 12
Horn: February 19
Oboe: February 19
Percussion: February 20
Piano: Virtual Auditions January 20 and 21; In-person final round February 13
Trombone: February 12
Trumpet: February 19
Tuba: February 12
Viola: February 21, 22
Violin: February 14, 15, 16

The audition day allows us to become better acquainted with prospective students and includes more than just your audition. Because of this, we ask that you make yourself available from 8 am–7 pm on your assigned date.

Here’s what to expect:

  • An audition before a committee of faculty members
  • A lesson or meeting with a faculty member (for selected students)
  • Assessment testing in music theory for BM and PD applicants
  • A group interview with a senior administrator or faculty committee
  • An interview and an essay writing exam for non-native English speakers
  • Other assessments as determined by the school

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