Boston and Regional Auditions

Each year, approximately half of all BUTI applicants provide a live audition and half provide a recorded audition. There is no preference for live vs. recorded auditions, and both methods are accepted and reviewed equally by the Institute. Applicants should not, however, submit a recorded audition if they are auditioning live.

Before signing up for a live audition, please review the following:

  • Signing up for a live audition does not satisfy the requirement of completing the Digital Application (due February 7, 2014). Applicants should, however, sign up for their live audition before completing this Digital Application.
  • When signing up for the audition, you will be prompted for your University ID (UID). This is NOT required for BUTI-only applicants. If you already know your UID, or are applying for a Boston University School of Music Undergraduate Program in addition to BUTI, then please provide it. Otherwise, if you do not know your UID, please type the word “BUTI” instead of the UID.
  • While ‘Audition Repertory’ is a required field for the audition signup, you are permitted to provide different solo selections on the day of the audition without providing notice to BUTI.
  • No responses within the live audition signup questionnaire will impact a BUTI admissions decision. Your answers are only used as guides for our administration when quickly reviewing your audition time slot.
  • A high-fidelity video will be submitted for faculty review on behalf of those applicants who audition live. No faculty members will be in attendance at Boston or Regional Auditions.

Houston, TX – January 6, 2014

The Moores School of Music
University of Houston
120 School of Music Building
Houston, TX 77204

Schedule a Houston Audition


Los Angeles, CA – January 8, 2014

Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts
450 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Schedule a Los Angeles Audition


San Francisco, CA – January 10, 2014

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Schedule a San Francisco Audition


Chicago, IL – January 13, 2014

Fine Arts Building/Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
410 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Schedule a Chicago Audition


Washington, DC – January 15, 2014

Washington National Opera
6925 Willow Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Schedule a Washington, DC Audition


New York, NY – January 18-20, 2014

211 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

Schedule a New York Audition


Montgomery, AL – January 25, 2014

*In conjunction with the Montgomery Symphony Blount-Slawson Young Artists Competition

Please contact BUTI for more information or to schedule an audition.


Boston, MA – January 25-26, February 1-2, 2014

Boston University College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Schedule a Boston Audition