Conservatory of Music

Audition Dates

For Spring Admission
Very few programs in the Conservatory of Music typically accept applications for spring admission. Please email us at music@purchase.edu in late September or early October to find out if your intended program is accepting spring applications.

If your program is open to the receipt of spring applications, all prescreening materials and audition fee must be submitted via Slideroom by October 15. Live auditions for spring admission take place in early November.

For Fall Admission
We will hold fall auditions for all programs. To qualify for a live audition, all applicants must first apply for admission to Purchase College; and they must also submit all prescreening materials and audition fee through Slideroom. Only students who have a successful prescreening audition will be called back for a live audition. Students who do not pass the prescreening audition will not be eligible for admission to the conservatory.

Live Auditions for Fall 2015 Admission—Feb. 16–21, 2015:

Monday, February 16:
Brass, Percussion, Voice, Strings
(no Basses)

Tuesday, February 17:


Harp, Classical Composition, Oboe,
Bassoon, Classical Guitar

Wednesday, February 18:

Flute, Clarinet, String Basses

Thursday, February 19:
Voice, Studio Composition, Studio
Production
Friday, February 20:


Studio Composition, Studio Production,
Jazz: bass, guitar, sax, trumpet, trombone

Saturday, February 21: Piano, Voice, Strings (no violas),
Jazz: piano, voice, drums

IMPORTANT: Live audition dates are assigned at the discretion of the Conservatory of Music according to instrument and program. Due to limited time and resources, the conservatory cannot change assigned audition dates. Only in cases of emergency will the conservatory try to accommodate a request to change an audition date. The conservatory cannot guarantee that a change can be made. Please plan accordingly.

For additional information, please refer to:

For more information, contact:
music@purchase.edu
Tel.: (914) 251-6700

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Prescreening Audition Deadlines for Upcoming Terms

All prescreening materials must be uploaded via Slideroom by:

October 15 for
Spring admission auditions

January 1 for
Fall admission auditions

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