Audition Schedule

2019 Audition Guidelines

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

Please contact the Donia Jarrar ( to schedule your audition after you submit your Fall 2019 application.

Live auditions are strongly recommended for all applicants except those applying to the Jazz, Composition & Experimental Sound Practices, Music Technology, and all World Music specializations. See the specific admissions requirements of the individual programs in the left menu.

Auditions are held in January and February on the CalArts campus as well as in select U.S. cities.

2019 Audition Dates


  • Saturday, January 12, 2019

San Francisco

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019

Los Angeles: CalArts Campus

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019

New York

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019

For auditions, please contact Donia Jarrar ( to schedule your audition after you submit your Fall 2019 application. The email subject should read "2019 SoM Audition."(Auditions will only be scheduled after the application has been submitted.)