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

2017 - 2018 Auditions in Oberlin (sample audition weekend schedule)

**2018 - 2019 dates will be posted by August 1.

  • February 10, 2018
  • February 17, 2018 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 16)
  • February 24, 2018 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 23)
  • March 3, 2018 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, March 2)

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.

2017 - 2018 Regional Auditions in the United States*

**2018 - 2019 dates will be posted by August 1. Please note: Only the below regional locations will be available for applicants applying for entry in Fall 2019.

Los Angeles 
January 9-10, 2018
The Colburn School 
200 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90012

New York City
January 23-26, 2018
The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (and 29th St), New York, NY 10001

San Francisco
January 5 and 7, 2018
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.

2017 - 2018 Auditions in Asia

**2018 - 2019 dates will be posted by August 1.

Sunday, October 8, 2017
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 (

Wednesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Forum Auditorium, #4, Lane 187, Minzu W. Road, Taipei
Contact: Enya Chang 十方樂集音樂劇場:
FAX 02/2591-5535

Hong Kong
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tom Lee Studio
Tin Hau Theatre
13/F, Park Commercial Centre, 
180 Tung Lo Wan Road, 
Hong Kong

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, San Francisco Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Institute (Hong Kong and Mainland China only), and the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).  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 16 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tongji University

Monday, October 23 – Thursday, October 26
China Conservatory of Music

Contact Info:
China Conservatory Education Center
No.1 Anxiang Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing 100101
Ms. Deng
Tel: (86) 188-1891-6478 (Please Call BTW 10:00Am to 17:00Pm)

电话:(86)-188-1891-6478 邓老师(请在早上10点至下午5点之间拨打)

Please download application forms from:

More information on Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosted Auditions in China 

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