Boston Conservatory at Berklee requires an audition and/or interview for all applicants, depending on your major. Once your application is submitted, you will receive instructions to register for your audition in the application portal. If your major requires a pre-screen, you must first submit your pre-screen materials by the deadline in order to be considered for a live audition.
Audition requirements vary by program, instrument, and degree. Pre-screen materials are required of undergraduate musical theater applicants and select music programs. Incomplete audition requirements may result in an incomplete application. Find the pre-screen and audition requirements for your program below.
Schedule an Audition
Due to social distancing guidelines in relation to COVID-19, the Conservatory is offering online auditions for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Applicants schedule auditions through the application portal under My Events. Instructions will be sent via email within 24 hours of application submission. If your major requires a pre-screen, you must first submit pre-screen materials in order to be considered for a live audition. Audition registrations are available on a first-come, first-served basis as applications are submitted. In the event that you are unable to attend a live audition due to space availability or other extenuating circumstances, we may accept a recorded audition for select majors.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person at the Conservatory whenever possible. The Conservatory recognizes, however, that travel can be costly and offers alternatives in the form of regional and recorded auditions as permitted. Regional auditions are conducted by faculty adjudicators and considered equal to on-campus auditions. Please view the following audition dates for details.
If you need to change or cancel your audition, simply log back in to your application portal, scroll down to My Events, and update your registration or sign up for a new event. Please note that audition dates and times are subject to change. You will be notified in the event that any changes to your audition are required. Contact the Auditions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee accepts recorded auditions in lieu of a live audition for select majors only. Recorded auditions must be submitted online via GetAcceptd by the deadline. Instructions on how to upload your recorded audition will be sent to you after your application is submitted.
Applicants should prepare the same material as the live audition requirements, except where noted. Each work or movement should be uploaded as a separate video, with the file names in English or the original language of the work. Applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves to the faculty panel.
- Music applicants are permitted to audition by recording, unless a live audition is required for your major. Find out if your major requires a pre-screen or permits recorded auditions by viewing the audition requirements.
- Dance applicants are strongly encouraged to audition live. Recorded auditions are permitted but discouraged.
- Theater applicants are not permitted to audition by recording, with exceptions made for international students and those unable to attend a live audition due to space availability.