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
9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm
Room 167
Room 167
Concert Hall
Choral Conducting* - Prescreening required Jan 30
Feb 6
8am – 3pm
8am – 3pm
TBD
TBD
Clarinet Feb 13
Feb 20
10am – 12pm
10am – 12pm
Room 406
Room 406
Collaborative Piano* Feb 12
Feb 13
10am – 6pm
10am – 6pm
Concert Hall
Room 428
Double Bass Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 13
9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Euphonium Feb 6
Feb 20
10am – 12pm
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Flute - Prescreening required Jan 30
Feb 13
9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm
TBD
TBD
Harp Feb 20 9am – 11:30am Room 410
Historical Performance - Instrumental Jan 23 11am – 2pm Room 426
Historical Performance - Vocal Feb 13 TBD Room 426
Horn Jan 30
Feb 6
9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm
Room 408C
Room 408C
Oboe Jan 23
Feb 6
9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm
Room 167
Room 167
Opera Institute* – Prescreening required Feb 23
Feb 24
10am – 3pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
Orchestral Conducting* – Prescreening required Feb 6 8am – 5pm Room 167
Percussion Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
9am – 12:30pm
9am – 12:30pm
9am – 12:30pm
Room B33
Room B33
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
Room 409
Room 409
Room 409
Room 409
Saxophone Feb 13
Feb 20
9am – 11am
9am – 11am
Room 410
Room 167
Trombone Jan 30
Feb 20
10am – 1pm
10am – 1pm
Room 427
Room 427
Trumpet – Prescreening required Jan 30
Feb 13
10am – 3pm
10am – 3pm
Room 420A
Room 420A
Tuba Feb 6
Feb 20
10am – 12pm
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Viola Jan 30
Feb 13
Feb 20
1:30pm – 5pm
1:30pm – 5pm
1:30pm – 5pm
Room 167
Room 167
Room 167
Violin - Prescreening required Jan 30
Feb 13
Feb 20
1pm – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
Room 171
Room 171
Room 171
Voice – Undergraduate - Prescreening required Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20
9am – 12:30pm
9am – 12:30pm
9am – 12:30pm
9am – 12:30pm
9am – 12:30pm
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Voice – Graduate – Prescreening required Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20
1:30pm – 5pm
1:30pm – 5pm
1:30pm – 5pm
1:30pm – 5pm
1:30pm – 5pm
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Marshall Room
Marshall Room