Entrance Audition Requirements

Students are accepted in the Conservatory of Music by audition only, and a student’s application for admission must be submitted before beginning the audition process.

Prescreening Auditions
All programs require a prescreening audition recording, which applicants submit online at Slideroom (purchase.slideroom.com). There is a $57 nonrefundable audition fee, which is subject to annual increases approved by the State University of New York, plus a $5 Slideroom fee. Applicants who wish to audition for more than one program in the Conservatory of Music must submit a separate prescreening audition recording and audition fee for each program.

Live Auditions
If the prescreening audition is successful, the applicant will be selected for a live audition. Applicants selected for live auditions will be notified via email by the Conservatory of Music and will be assigned a live audition date at that time. All live auditions take place in the Music Building on campus.


Please visit www.purchase.edu/music or contact the conservatory, (914) 251-6700, music@purchase.edu, for:

  1. audition dates and deadlines
  2. updates during 2013–15 on the nonrefundable audition fee and Slideroom fee
  3. specific audition requirements by major or area of study, including technical requirements for prescreening materials

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