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

2018 - 2019 Auditions in Oberlin (sample audition weekend schedule)

  • February 2, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • February 16, 2019 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 15)
  • February 23, 2019 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 22)
  • March 2, 2019 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, March 1)

Please note: Certain on-campus audition dates may not be available for some instruments and/or areas of study. These will be indicated in the audition requirements section for that area.

2018 - 2019 Regional Auditions in the United States*

Please note: Locations offered are different than previous years.

Los Angeles 
January 7-9, 2019
The Colburn School 
200 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90012

New York City
January 21-25, 2019
The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (and 29th St), New York, NY 10001

San Francisco
January 11 and 13, 2019
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.

2018 - 2019 Auditions in Asia

Saturday, October 6, 2018
SpielenHaus (Website:
1184-2 Gaepo 4(sa)-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul 135-244, South Korea

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

Contact: Kim, Jihyun (

Monday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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: Yi-Ting Lin (

Hong Kong

Thursday, October 11
Tom Lee Studio
Tin Hau Theatre
13/F, Park Commercial Centre,
180 Tung Lo Wan Road,
Hong Kong
Contact:  Michael Manderen (

More information on the USA Music Schools Asian Auditions Above

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosted Auditions In 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.

Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Location TBA

Thursday, October 18 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Location TBA

Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25, 2018
YueHeZi International Piano Center

Contact Info:

电话:010-6480-5023 (王老师, 刘老师)

YueHeZi International Piano Center
H2-20-01 Xin Ao Shopping Center,
LakeView North Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing China
Phone: 010-6480-5023 (Ms. Wang and Ms. Liu)

For more information on Oberlin Conservatory hosted auditions in China and to download application forms, visit or

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