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Music Application Requirements

The audition dates for students applying for Fall 2015 have not yet been confirmed. Please view last year’s schedule for an understanding of the range of dates and locations for the auditions. The final schedule for auditions will be posted in early fall; locations and dates are subject to change.

Prospective students must complete all Admissions Requirements as well as the program portfolio or audition requirements to be considered for admission.

Audition Guidelines

Applicants to the Programs in Performance and the Musical Arts Program may either give a live audition or submit a recorded audition portfolio (see exceptions below). Live auditions are strongly recommended. Auditions are held in January on the CalArts campus as well as in select U.S. cities. 

School of Music Audition Schedule

Prospective students applying to our Composition, Jazz and Music Technology Programs do not give live auditions. Instead, they are asked to submit portfolios that include recordings, scores and other materials relevant to the program to which they are applying. See the specific admissions requirements of the individual programs in the left menu.

Last edited by mryan on Sep 11, 2014
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