Audition Process

Boston Conservatory at Berklee requires an audition and/or interview for all applicants, depending on your major. Once your application is submitted, you may be invited via email to register for your audition. Select majors require a pre-screen recording or portfolio by the application deadline in order to be considered for a live audition. If your major requires a prescreen, you must first submit your pre-screen materials by the deadline in order to be considered for a live audition.

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. These are only available for certain majors. Please view the following audition requirements and dates for details.

Audition Requirements

Audition requirements vary by your performance area. Please carefully review audition requirements and note any special instructions for your field of study, including whether your program requires a pre-screen.

Dance  |  Music  |  Theater


Pre-Screen and Recorded Auditions

Boston Conservatory at Berklee accepts recorded auditions in lieu of a live audition for select majors only. Our recorded audition policy is below.

All pre-screen and recorded auditions are submitted online by the deadline. We use Acceptd to collect recorded auditions and pre-screen/portfolio materials. Log on to create an account, upload your materials, and pay the submission fee by the deadline. For technical difficulties, please contact Acceptd technical support.

Submit a Pre-Screen or Recorded Audition

  • Dance applicants are strongly encouraged to audition live. Recorded auditions are permitted but discouraged.
  • Music applicants are welcome to audition by recording, unless a live audition is required. Find out if your major requires a pre-screen or permits recorded auditions by viewing the audition requirements for your instrument. Applicants should prepare the same audition requirements as for the live auditions, except as noted.
  • Theater applicants are not permitted to audition by recording, with exceptions made for international students.
  • All applicants submitting recordings are encouraged to introduce themselves and provide any information they would like to convey to the faculty.

Regional Auditions

Boston Conservatory at Berklee holds audition tours for dance, musical theater, contemporary theater and select music majors only. An audition panel of two to three faculty members will be present at a number of audition sites around the country. Please view the audition dates for audition locations available for your major. Regional auditions are considered live auditions and weighted equally to auditions performed on-campus.