All pre-screening audition materials must be submitted in your Application Portal. Once your pre-screening audition materials are uploaded, completed, and processed, they will be evaluated by the Conservatory of Music faculty.

  • Application Deadlines

    • Fall Application*: January 1, 2023

    • Pre-Screening Submission*: January 9, 2023

    After the deadline, we will review applications for all Music programs on a rolling basis, as openings occur.

    • Early Action: Not available.

    • Spring Application 2023*: October 15, 2022

      Spring Portfolio Submission 2023: October 21, 2022

      **Classical and Jazz programs only

Minor in Music

Are you interested in being considered for our Minor in Music? For more information, visit our Minor in Music page.

Internal Transfer

If you are current Purchase College student and want to audition for a Conservatory of Music program you need to contact the Music Department directly.  Please do not apply through the SUNY or Common Application. 

Pre-Screening Auditions

All undergraduate applicants must submit their pre-screening audition materials to their Application Portal, along with the non-refundable $62 audition fee.

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 (CDs or DVDs are not accepted). Videos of applicant performing are required for Instrumental Performance, Jazz, and Voice and Opera.

Optional: If you wish, you may also submit up to two (2) letters of recommendation from music teachers. Letters of recommendations can be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by email from your music teacher, admissions@purchase.edu please make sure your teacher states your full name.

Please follow the submission instructions carefully for your particular program(s) of choice. If you wish to audition for more than one program, you must submit a separate pre-screening audition and fee for each program. Please contact your Admissions Counselor directly if you would like to submit a second pre-screening at admissions@purchase.edu

Once your audition materials are uploaded, completed, and processed, they will be evaluated by the Conservatory of Music faculty.

For Fall 2023 applicants only:  Fall 2023 applicants will be notified of their results of their pre-screening auditions by February 6, 2023, via email.  To qualify, all Fall 2023 applicants must first apply to Purchase College.  Then, they must submit all required pre-screening audition materials, and then the audition fee in their Application Portal.

Note: Spring 2023 applicants will be notified of their  results of their application by December 1. There are no second-round auditions conducted for spring applicants. If you are applying for spring, please go directly to the Final Audition section for your specific instrument or program below and follow the requirements listed there.

Submit your Pre-Screening Audition

Second Round Auditions for Fall 2023 Applicants Only

The Conservatory of Music will conduct invitation-only second-round auditions for the Fall 2023 application season.

Fall 2023 applicants will be notified of their results of their pre-screening auditions by February 6, 2023, via email. To qualify, all Fall 2023 applicants must first apply to Purchase College. Then, they must submit all required pre-screening audition materials and the audition fee in their Application Portal.

Students who pass the pre-screening audition round should see the information below on how their instrument area/department is conducting second-round auditions.

For In-Person Auditions, students and guests should be aware of our visitor policy.

All visitors must adhere to the visitor policy (including mask mandates or testing requirements) ahead of attending your audition.

Please review the specific audition requirements for your division below: