Conservatory Admissions

Dates and Locations

Dates and Locations

Auditions are held locally in Oberlin, as well as regional locations around the United States and in Asia.

2016 - 2017 Auditions in Oberlin (sample audition weekend schedule)

December 3, 2016 (Common Application due November 1 for this audition only) (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, December 2)

February 4, 2017

February 11, 2017 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 10)

February 18, 2017

February 25, 2017 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 24)

Please note: Certain on-campus audition dates may not be available for some instruments and/or areas of study. These will be indicated in the audition requirements section for that area.

2017 Regional Auditions in the United States*

Regional auditions take place throughout January and the beginning of February, and will be posted soon for Fall 2017 applicants. The below dates are subject to change until the application for admission becomes available September 1.

February 7, 2017
Steinway Piano Galleries
5950 North Point Parkway, Suite 130 Alpharetta, GA 30022

January 30-31, 2017
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
12 Highland St, Natick, MA 01760

January 19,2017
Midwest Young Artists
878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL  60040

January 12, 2017
University Park United Methodist Church
2180 South University, Denver, CO 80210

February 6, 2017
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004

January 21-22, 2017
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 M-137 Highway, Interlochen, MI 49643

Los Angeles 
January 4-5, 2017
The Colburn School
200 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90012

January 17, 2017
Schmitt Music at Southdale Square
2906 66th Street West, Richfield, MN 55423

New York City
January 24-27, 2017
The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (and 29th St), New York, NY 10001

San Francisco
January 6 and 8, 2017
San Francisco Conservatory
50 Oak St., San Francisco, CA 94102

January 10, 2017
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Washington, DC
February 1, 2017
Steinway Piano Gallery
11611 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

*Note: regional auditions are not offered in harp, classical percussion, jazz percussion, TIMARA, Composition, and organ.


2016 Auditions in Asia

Sunday, October 16
Naeum Art Hall
1184-2 Gaepo 4(sa)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-244, South Korea
Contact: Kim, Jihyun (

Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20
Forum Auditorium, #4, Lane 187, Minzu W. Road, Taipei
Contact: Jing-Huei YANG:

FAX 02/2591-5535

More information on the USA Music Schools Asian Auditions Above

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosted Auditions In China

Please note: For preferred consideration regarding Oberlin admission and scholarship, we highly recommend that applicants who live within 1000 miles of the regional audition sites in China attend one of these sites and audition in person.  This is far superior to submitting a video-recorded screening or final audition. These auditions will include Admissions Directors from Oberlin Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Institute, and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).  Students auditioning regionally in China may also be considered for admission at these other schools, upon submission of each school's application. See the individual school's website for further information on application requirements.

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23
The Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Wednesday, October 26 - Saturday, October 29
Tongji University

Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4
China Conservatory of Music

Contact Info:

电话:(86) 010-6486-4526 Cell: (86) 132-6925-7393 尹老师,赵老师 (请在早上10点至下午5点之间拨打)
如果需要英文或广东话帮助请拨打:(86) 188-1891-6478 邓老师

Contact Info:
China Conservatory Education Center
No.1 Anxiang Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing 100101
Tel: (86) 010-6486-4526 Cell: (86) 132-6925-7393 (Please Call BTW 10:00Am to 17:00Pm) Ms. Ying and Mr. Zhao If you need assistance of English or Cantonese, Please call: (86) 188-1891-6478 Ms. Deng


Please download application forms from:

More information on Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosted Auditions in China