College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Audition Requirements

NOTE: These audition requirements are for students who intend to pursue a major in music. Ensemble audition information is listed on the Ensemble web pages.

Undergraduate auditions are held at the College of Music on select Saturdays in January and February. Special programs and question-and-answer sessions are arranged for students and parents who wish to attend, beginning at 8 am on these audition days. Other audition times are available on an individual basis (contact faculty for arrangement). If travel distance is prohibitive, a high-quality audio or video recording may be substituted. Please see the Recorded Audition Guidelines for information on how to submit recorded auditions.  Recordings and all alternative live auditions must be completed by the last Saturday audition day for applicants to be considered for merit-based assistance from the College of Music.

Updated information, February 2015

Freshman applications to the College of Music will close on February 15.  We will continue to accept transfer student applications through April 1.  Video recorded auditions must be submitted by February 16.

Fall Admission (August): December 1

Pre-screening required for Voice, and non-Colorado resident Flute.
Video recorded auditions must be submitted by February 15.

Auditions for Spring Admission:

The application deadline for the Spring admissions is October 1*.  Audition must be submitted/completed by December 1.

*This includes your application to the University of Colorado Boulder, your CU-Boulder College of Music Application, letter of recommendation, and pre-screening recording (if applicable).

Audition Dates for Fall 2015 Admission:

Application deadline is December 1, 2014*. 

While the deadline has past, we are still accepting applications.
Video recorded auditions must be submitted by February 15, 2015.

*This includes your application to the University of Colorado Boulder, your CU-Boulder College of Music Application, letter of recommendation, and pre-screening recording (if applicable).

On-campus Auditions

February 7, 2015 (no double bass)

February 14, 2015

February 21, 2015 (no trombones)

Before making travel plans, please confirm with us that your audition has been scheduled.

Please see specific instruments and programs below for audition requirements, deadlines, and information (a preliminary recorded audition is required as part of the audition for voice, jazz guitar, and non-Colorado resident flute applicants – please see audition requirements for more information).

Brass & Percussion Audition Requirements:

Composition Audition Requirements:

Jazz Studies Audition Requirements: for BM-Jazz Studies Degree:

Keyboard Audition Requirements:

Musicology Audition Requirements:

String Audition Requirements

Voice Audition Requirements:

Woodwind Audition Requirements: