Apply Now for Fall 2015!

We are accepting applications for the spring semester in the following instrument areas: composition, viola, violin, violoncello, voice. Applications for spring are due November 1st. Upload an audio-visual recording with your application that follows the final audition guidelines for your degree. Please note that not all faculty studios are accepting applicants for spring. For further information on springstudio availabilty, please email the director of admission at   

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, technology and applied 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 at the time of application.  Applicants may also choose to submit an IELTS score or an ELS Language Center score..  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: November 1

  • Prescreen recordings for the fall semester 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