Graduate Clarinet Auditions

Deadlines   Audition days   Pre-Screening recordings   Study area and certificate requirements

All applicants must apply to the University of Colorado and complete a College of Music Admission Application. Applications may be obtained online through the College of Music Admissions page. Auditions will not be scheduled until both applications have been received.

Note: If you’re already a student and want to audition for one of our ensembles, please visit the Ensembles page.


Fall admission

  • Deadline for all applicants to return completed application along with supplemental materials: December 1

Spring admission

  • Deadline for application and all requested materials: October 1 (Music Education only)

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On-Campus audition days

Auditions cannot be scheduled until your application is complete. To request an audition, send an email to including your full name, degree & program applying for, mailing address and phone number. You will be contacted once it has been verified that your application has been received.

Auditions and interviews for most majors will be held on Saturdays early in February. Graduate voice auditions have been scheduled for a weekend at the end of January. Additionally, auditions and interviews may be scheduled individually by communicating with the faculty representative for your area

Graduate voice audition weekend

  • Jan. 25-26, 2019

Graduate flute auditions

  • Feb. 1, 2019
  • Feb. 8, 2019
  • Feb. 15, 2019

Graduate solo piano auditions

  • Feb. 23, 2019

Graduate collaborative piano auditions

  • Feb. 15, 2019
  • March 1, 2019

Note: Please contact the Collaborative Piano faculty for vocal coaching audition scheduling (

All other graduate auditions

  • Feb. 2, 2019
  • Feb. 9, 2019
  • Feb. 16, 2019

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Pre-Screening recordings

Pre-screening recordings are required for the following areas and all pre-screening and recorded auditions must be uploaded in our application through the Digital Portfolio tab on the left side of the application.

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Conducting 
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Strings (including Quartet Program)
  • Voice
Pre-screening recordings are not required, but encouraged for the following areas:
  • Oboe

Recording requirements

We cannot accept DVD or CD recordings; you must upload your recording to the Graduate Application

Submit recordings using the same process if you are applying for a program that requires a pre-screening audition. You will be contacted if you have been invited to move on in the application process.

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Writing samples

Writing samples are required for all PhD and DMA Applicants as well as Master's Theory Applicants. Writing samples should be uploaded as a supplemental file with the Graduate Application.

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Study area requirements