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Audition Schedule

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts 2016 Audition Guidelines 

The audition dates for students applying for Fall 2016 have not yet been confirmed.  Please view last year’s information below 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.

2015 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 Issacson, Admissions Counselor, at kisaacson@calarts.edu or (661)253-7841 to schedule your audition after your submit your Fall 2015 application.  

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. 

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.

2015 Audition Dates

San Francisco

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015

Los Angeles: CalArts Campus

General Auditions

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 (including piano auditions)
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 (no piano auditions)

Brass Auditions

  • Saturday, January 10, 2015
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015

New York

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015
Last edited by kachzet on May 01, 2015
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