Auditions are held locally in Oberlin, as well as regional locations around the United States and in Asia.

2019 - 2020 Auditions in Oberlin (sample audition weekend schedule)

  • February 1, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • February 15, 2020 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 14)
  • February 22, 2020 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 21)
  • February 29, 2020 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 28)

Auditions in most instruments/areas of study are offered on all five of the above dates. The following is a list of date exceptions for specific areas:

Area Available Audition Dates
Bassoon February 1, 8, 22, and 29
Cello February 1, 8, 15, and 22
Classical Guitar February 1, 15, and 29
Composition On Campus: February 15, 22, and 29; Skype: March 1 (Sunday)
Flute February 1, 15, and 22
Harp February 22
Harpsichord February 1, 15, 22, and 29
Oboe February 8 and 15
Organ February 8, 15, and 22
TIMARA On Campus or Skype: February 15, 22, and 29
Tuba February 8

2019 - 2020 Regional Auditions in the United States*

Please note: Locations offered may be different than previous years.

Los Angeles 
January 6-8, 2020
The Colburn School 
200 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90012

New York City
January 20-24, 2020
The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (and 29th St), New York, NY 10001

San Francisco
January 10 and 12, 2020
San Francisco Conservatory 
50 Oak St., San Francisco, CA 94102

*Note: regional auditions are not offered in harp, classical percussion, jazz percussion, TIMARA, Composition, and organ.

2019 - 2020 Auditions in Asia

Seoul 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
SpielenHaus
1184-2 Gaepo 4(sa)-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul 135-244, South Korea

서울 오디션 10월 8일, 일요일
슈필렌하우스
서초구 잠원동 76-5 금정빌딩 303호, 서울 

Contact: Kim, Jihyun (kjhyun5210@gmail.com)

Taipei
Tuesday, October 29 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Forum Auditorium
Tel: +886-2-2593-5811
Fax: +886-2-2591-5535
Add: 10369 台北市大同區民族西路187巷4號
No.4, Lane 187, Minzu W.Rd., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Zip code: 10369

Contact: Teng, Yu-Ning (fm2@musforum.com.tw)

**Due to the current state of unrest in Hong Kong, the 2019 USA Schools of Music Auditions will NOT take place in Hong Kong this year.**

More information on the USA Music Schools Asian Auditions Above

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosted Auditions In Mainland China

Please note: For preferred consideration regarding Oberlin admission and scholarship, we highly recommend that applicants who live within 1000 miles of the regional audition sites in China attend one of these sites and audition in person.  This is far superior to submitting a video-recorded screening or final audition. These auditions will include Admissions Directors from Oberlin Conservatory, Mannes School of Music - The New School, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of Hartford's The Hartt School.  Students auditioning regionally in China may also be considered for admission at these other schools, upon submission of each school's application. See the individual school's website for further information on application requirements.

Guangzhou
Monday, November 4 - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Shanghai 
Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9, 2019

Beijing
Monday, November 11 – Thursday, November 14, 2019

Local Audition Registration:

All applicants should go to a Yamaha dealership with online teaching facilities for local registration and consultation. 

For a complete list of dealership addresses and phone numbers please refer to www.usaschoolsofmusic.com.cn or www.usaschoolsofmusic.net. You may also call 400-0227-008 for more details.