Boston Auditions

Undergraduate applicants must schedule their own audition online. Auditions can be scheduled only after completion of an online application. To schedule an audition, undergraduate applicants must follow these steps:

  1. Submit your application for admissions to Boston University following the instructions on the BU Admissions website.
  2. Once your Common Application and BU Supplement are received by BU, you will be sent instructions via email from BU Admissions to set up your BU Web Account on the Applicant Link. For assistance with setting this up, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@bu.edu or 617.353.2300.
  3. From the Applicant Link you will be able to access the online audition scheduling system.

Graduate applicants must schedule their own audition online. Auditions can be scheduled only after submission of the online application, at which time you will receive an email with a link to the scheduling system.

2015 Audition Dates

Undergraduate Early Decision, Spring Transfer, Trustee & Presidential Scholar Applicants

  • Undergraduate Early Decision and undergraduate January transfer applicants have a November 1 application deadline, and the audition date will be Friday, November 14, 2014, and auditions must be scheduled before 5pm on Thursday, November 6. If the audition is not scheduled by this date, you will need to submit an audition recording online in order to receive consideration.
  • Undergraduate Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship, and Boston High School Scholarship  applicants have a December 1 application deadline, and the audition date for students interested in these particular scholarships will be Friday, December 12, 2014, and auditions must be scheduled before 5pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Auditions completed in November will also be considered as part of the scholarship application.  If your audition is not scheduled for one of these dates, you will need to submit an audition recording online in order to receive consideration.
  • All undergraduate and graduate applicants will be automatically considered for available music scholarships. Please schedule one of the above November or December audition dates only if you are applying to one of those special undergraduate programs. All other applicants who wish to audition in Boston must audition on one of the dates below.

All Other Applicants

* An asterisk indicates that a live audition in Boston is required for this particular program or instrument.

Program/Instrument Date Time Location
Artist Diploma* - Prescreening required Feb 2 10am – 2pm Concert Hall
Bassoon Feb 13 9am – 12pm Room 414
Cello - Prescreening required Jan 30

Feb 13

Feb 20

9am – 12pm Room 167
Choral Conducting* - Prescreening required TBD 8am – 5pm Room 228
Clarinet Feb 13

Feb 20

10am – 12pm Room 406
Collaborative Piano* Feb 12

Feb 13

10am – 6pm Concert Hall Room 428
Double Bass Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 13

9am – 12pm Concert Hall
Euphonium Feb 6

Feb 20

10am – 12pm
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Concert Hall
Flute - Prescreening required TBD TBD TBD
Harp Feb 20 9am – 11:30am Room 410
Historical Performance - Instrumental TBD TBD Room 426
Historical Performance - Vocal Feb 13 TBD Room 426
Horn Jan 30

Feb 6

9am – 12pm Room 408C
Oboe Jan 23

Feb 6

9am – 12pm Room 167
Opera Institute* – Prescreening required Feb 23

Feb 24

10am – 3pm
TBD
TBD
Orchestral Conducting* – Prescreening required Feb 6 8am – 5pm Room 167
Percussion Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

9am – 12:30pm Room B33
Piano Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

9am – 12pm

9am – 12pm

9am – 5pm

9am – 6pm

9am – 6pm

Room 409
Saxophone Feb 13

Feb 20

9am – 11am Room 410
Trombone Jan 30

Feb 20

10am – 1pm Room 427
Trumpet Jan 30

Feb 6

10am – 3pm Room 420A
Tuba Feb 6

Feb 20

10am – 12pm

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Concert Hall
Viola Jan 30

Feb 13

Feb 20

1:30pm – 5pm Room 167
Violin - Prescreening required Jan 30

Feb 13

Feb 20

1pm – 5pm

9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm

Room 171
Voice – Undergraduate - Prescreening required Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

9am – 12:30pm Marshall Room
Voice – Graduate – Prescreening required Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

1:30pm – 5pm Marshall Room