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.

2015 - 2016 Auditions in Oberlin (sample audition weekend schedule)

December 5, 2015 (Application for Admission due November 1 for this audition only) (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, December 4)

February 6, 2016

February 13, 2016 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 12)

February 20, 2016

February 27, 2016 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 26)

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.

2016 Regional Auditions in the United States*

The below dates are subject to change until the application for admission becomes available September 1.

Monday, February 8 - Tuesday, February 9
Steinway Piano Galleries
5950 North Point Parkway, Suite 130 Alpharetta, GA 30022

Monday, February 1 - Tuesday, February 2
M. Steinert & Sons
162 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

Thursday, January 21
Midwest Young Artists
878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL  60040

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

Thursday, January 14
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004

Saturday, January 23 - Sunday, January 24
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 M-137 Highway, Interlochen, MI 49643

Los Angeles 
Tuesday, January 5 - Wednesday, January 6
The Colburn School
200 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuesday, January 19
Schmitt Music at Southdale Square
2906 66th Street West, Richfield, MN 55423

New York City
Tuesday, January 26 - Friday, January 29
The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (and 29th St), New York, NY 10001

San Francisco
Friday, January 8 and Sunday, January 10
San Francisco Conservatory
50 Oak St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Monday, January 4
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 3
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.


2015 Auditions in Asia

Sunday, October 11
Cosmos Hall
서울시 서초구 서초동 1461-9,
코스모스 악기,  8층 코스모스 홀
Contact: Kim, Jihyun (

Tuesday, October 13 - Thursday, October 15
Forum Auditorium, #4 Lane 187, Ming-Tsou Road 
Contact: Vivian (
or FAX 02/2591-5535

Hong Kong 
Friday, October 16
Tommy Lee Foundation, TIN HAU 13/F, Park Commercial Centre, 180 
Tung Lo Wan Road
Contact: Jo Faulmann (

Tuesday, October 20
Yamaha Music School
6 Raffles Boulevard #03-321 Marina Square
Singapore 039594
Contact: Dixie DeSouza (

Friday, October 23
Yamaha School
Emporium Department Store, Sukhumvit 24
Contact: Damrih Bannawittayakit (

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 live.  These auditions will include Admissions Directors from Oberlin Conservatory, Boston University, San Francisco Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Peabody Institute.  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.

Sunday, October 25 - Tuesday, October 27
The Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Wednesday, October 28 - Saturday, October 31
Tongji University

Tuesday, November 3 - Friday, November 6
China Conservatory of Music

Contact Info:
Ms. Li: +86-13161851078
Mr. Lu: +86-13261179529

Address: 北京市朝阳区望京望京街合生麒麟社1号楼1203室
zip code: 100102

E-mail: or

Ms. Li and Mr. Lu will also be able to answer questions regarding your audition.

Please download application forms from:

More information on Oberlin Conservatory of Music Hosted Auditions in China