The application for Spring 2014 and Fall 2015 will go live on September 1st!

Please note that we only accept applications in select areas for the spring semester. Please email admissions on September 1st to inquire about spring admission:

The Conservatory application consists of:

  • Application

  • Audition:  in San Francisco, at a regional site or by  Final recording.

  • Prescreen recording required in chamber music, composition, conducting, piano and voice.  Submit here.

  • Two letters of recommendation (uploaded to your applicant record by the recommender)

  • Academic transcripts (please upload these records to your online application)

  • English language proficiency requirement (required of non-native English speakers) Please note that all applicants with an English language requirement must submit a TOEFL score, or proof of registration, by the December 1st deadline in order to be scheduled for an audition.  The score does not need to be a passing score of 71ibt at the time of application.  Applicants may also choose to submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or an ELS Language Center score of 109.  This requirement may be waived by permission of the Office of Admission if there is intent to enroll in ELS Language Centers.  

Application Timeline:

  • Fall enrollment: December 1

  • Spring enrollment: October 15 

  • Prescreen recordings are due December 1 

Admission to the Conservatory is determined on the basis of:

  • Audition

  • Openings in the specific department and studio

  • Academic record

  • Supplemental materials