Audition Day Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Auditions scheduled on January 14th & 15th have been canceled.
If you had planned to attend these auditions, please email tanglewd@bu.edu.

Use this page as a resource for live BUTI auditions. If you have additional questions about your live audition, please contact us.

On Your Audition Day

On the day of your audition, please arrive early if possible. If you anticipate that parking might be difficult, please call the venue ahead of time for parking recommendations. Most locations offer a shared warm up space, but not all, so we recommend you arrive warmed up and ready to perform.

Upon entering the audition venue, please refer to the directional signage to find the audition room and warm up space (if applicable).

Audition slots are 10-12 minutes each. If your instrument requires excerpts to be played, you will play those in full. The adjudicator may ask you to perform only a portion of your repertoire selections in the effort to hear all your offerings. Vocalists typically sing the entirety of both selections, time permitting. You may perform your excerpts (if applicable) and repertoire in any order you wish.

In most cases, a member of the BUTI admissions staff will be present to record live auditions, which will then be shared with adjudication faculty at a later time. BUTI faculty are typically not present for live auditions.

Accompanist Policy

BUTI recommends unaccompanied auditions for instrumental auditions. If an instrumentalist chooses to use a pianist for their audition, however, they will not be penalized. Vocalists are required to audition with piano accompaniment. BUTI does not provide accompanists. We recommend that applicants consult their teacher and/or local colleges and universities to inquire if they can recommend local collaborative pianists.

2022 Live Audition Locations

Open Auditions

The following auditions locations are open and available to all BUTI applicants

CANCELED | Philadelphia, PA | Friday, January 7
St. Patrick’s Church
240 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

CANCELED |New York City, NY | Sunday, January 9
Pearl Studios
Room 309 (3rd Floor)
500 Eighth Ave, New York, NY 10018

Boston, MA | Tuesday, January 11
BU College of Fine Arts
Marshall Room (2nd Floor)
855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

CANCELED | Chicago, IL | Friday, January 14
Merit School of Music
Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
38 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

CANCELED | Chicago, IL | Saturday, January 15
Merit School of Music
Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
38 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Winston Salem, NC | Tuesday, January 18
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Hood Recital Hall, Gray Building (2nd Floor)
1533 S Main St., Winston Salem, NC 27127

Interlochen, MI | Saturday, January 22
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Dendrinos Chapel
4000 M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643

Boston, MA | Saturday, January 22
BU College of Fine Arts
Marshall Room (2nd Floor)
855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Nashville, TN | Tuesday, January 25
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area | TBA

Los Angeles, CA | TBA

Site Specific Auditions

The following exclusive audition locations are only available to members of the participating organizations

VIRTUAL ONLY | The Juilliard School (Pre-College & MAP) | Saturday, January 8
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

VIRTUAL ONLY | Walnut Hill School | Thursday, January 20
12 Highland St, Natick, MA 01760

Nashville, TN | Tuesday, January 25
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201