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Audition Schedule

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts 2017 Audition Guidelines 

The audition dates for students applying for Fall 2017 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.

2017 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 Isaacson, Admissions Counselor, at kisaacson@calarts.edu or (661)253-7841 to schedule your audition after your submit your Fall 2017 application.  

Applicants to the Programs in Performance and the Musical Arts Program may either give a live audition or submit a recorded audition portfolio. 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.

2017 Audition Dates

San Francisco

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017

Los Angeles: CalArts Campus

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017


  • TBD

New York

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017


For information on regional auditions held in Asia, please see usaschoolsofmusic.com.

Please contact Kurt Isaacson, Admissions Counselor, at kisaacson@calarts.edu or (661)253-7841 to schedule your audition after your submit your Fall 2017 application.  

Last edited by wgarciaencines on Aug 01, 2016
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