Once we have reviewed your application, our Office of Admissions may invite you to audition. Live auditions are held in Cleveland, New York City, and Asia.

If your area of instruction includes a pre-screen round as part of the application process, faculty will review your audio or video performance of selected works and determine if your work qualifies you for an audition spot.

You may express your preference for a specific date on your application; however, do not make travel arrangements or reservations until you receive official confirmation of your appointment from the CIM Admissions Office. If all available audition time has been taken on the first choice of date, we will attempt to schedule one of your alternate choices on a space-available basis.

General Audition Schedule 2014-2015

(not all dates are available for all majors)

  • Sunday, February 1, 2015
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015
  • Sunday, February 15, 2015
  • Sunday, February 22, 2015
  • Sunday, March 1, 2015

Regional Auditions 2014-2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
School of the Arts Singapore
1 Zubir Said Drive
Singapore 227968

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Central Conservatory Preparatory School
Beijing, China

Thursday, January 20, 2015
海音琴行, 上海市黄浦区中山南路917号
HaiYin Music Center
No. 917, South Zhongshan Road ,Huangpu District
Shanghai, China

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Mozart Hall
2nd floor 1515-3
Seocho 3-dong, Seocho-ku,
Seoul, South Korea

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
NOLA Sound Studios, Inc.
250 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

Voice applicants must provide their own accompanists.

These dates are not available for all majors; please see below.

Major-specific audition schedule 2014-2015

The following audition dates are available for the majors indicated (subject to availability). DMA candidates MUST be available to audition on February 1 and complete DMA Diagnostic Examinations on February 2, regardless of major.

Feb 1 (Cleveland) Feb 8 (Cleveland) Feb 15 (Cleveland) Feb 22 (Cleveland) Mar 1 (Cleveland) Mar 4 (New York) Jan 12 (Singapore) Jan 15 (Beijing) Jan 20 (Shanghai) Jan 24 (Seoul)
Audio Recording X X X
Bassoon X X
Cello X X X X X X X X X X
Clarinet X X X X X X X
Collaborative Piano X X X
Composition X X X X
Double Bass X X X X X X X
Flute X X X X X X X
Guitar X X X X X X X X
Harp X
Horn X X
Oboe X X X X X X X
Orchestral Conducting X X
Organ X X
Piano X X X X X X X X X X
Percussion X X
Trombone & Bass Trombone X X
Trumpet X X
Tuba X X
Viola X X X X X X X X X
Violin X X X X X X X X X X
Voice X X X X X X X X X