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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts 2016 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 Kurt Isaacson, Admissions Counselor, at kisaacson@calarts.edu or (661)253-7841 to schedule your audition after your submit your Fall 2016 application.  

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

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.

2016 Audition Dates

San Francisco

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016

Los Angeles: CalArts Campus

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016* 

*Available for VoiceArts applicants ONLY if January 23rd date fills up and additional audition times are needed.


  • Saturday, February 6, 2016

New York

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
Last edited by kachzet on Nov 23, 2015
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