In order to be considered for admission all applicants must:
The Conservatory of music offers programs in Instrumental Performance, Jazz Studies, Voice/Opera Studies, Composition, Studio Composition, and Studio Production.
All programs require a two-step audition process.
Step 1- The first step is a pre-screening audition. All applicants must submit a pre-screening audition recording online at Slideroom along with the non-refundable $57 audition fee, plus the $5 Slideroom fee (undergraduate applicants) or $10 Slideroom fee (graduate applicants). Applicants can upload sound files (mp3), video (mov) and/or any required documents (pdf).You may choose to submit your audition in either a video (mov) or sound (mp3) format, but please choose one or the other. Please follow these technical requirements:
- Videos (mov, flv or wmv) must be 60MB or less. Please size your videos to be 640 x 480px to get maximum duration.
- Audio (mp3) must be 5MB or less
- Documents (pdf) must be 10MB or less
Please follow the submission instructions carefully for your particular program(s) of choice at Slideroom. If you wish to audition for more than one program, you must submit a separate pre-screening audition and fee for each program.
Please DO NOT mail in an audition CD or DVD. All applicants must go through Slideroom in order to be considered for admission.
*If you experience difficulty uploading your audition pieces, you must contact Slideroom technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please allow one day for a response. You can also consult the Slideroom Helpdesk and FAQ at https://slideroom.zendesk.com/home.
Step 2- If the pre-screening audition is successful, students will be selected for a live audition. Students selected for live auditions will be notified by email directly from 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.
Fall 2014 auditions are scheduled to take place the week of February 17- 22, 2014. Specific audition dates for each program are posted on Audition Dates .
Office of Admissions
Tel (914) 251-6300
Fax (914) 251-6314
Conservatory of Music
Tel (914) 251-6700
State University of New York
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
AUDITION DEADLINES FOR UPCOMING TERMS
All materials must be uploaded through Slideroom by:
October 15 for Spring auditions
January 1 for Fall auditions.