Once we have reviewed your application, our Office of Admissions may invite you to audition. Live auditions are held in Cleveland and New York City.
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 a live audition spot. Please note that ALL DMA candidates must provide a video prescreening regardless of instrument. DMA applicants to areas that do not require a pre-screen round should submit approx. 30 minutes of the audition requirements.
You may express your preference for a specific date on your application; however, do not make travel arrangements or reservations until you receive an official invitation to schedule an audition 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 2016-2017
(not all dates are available for all majors)
- Sunday, February 5, 2017
- Sunday, February 12, 2017 (DMA audition day)
- Sunday, February 19, 2017
- Sunday, February 26, 2017
Regional Auditions 2016-2017
A member of CIM admissions staff will hold auditions at the following locations:
Sunday, January 15, 2017
200 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Midwest Young Artists
878 Lyster Road
Highwood, IL 60040
Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017
National Opera Center of America
330 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10001
All voice applicants at regional auditions must provide their own accompanists.
These dates are not available for all majors; please see below.
Major-specific audition schedule 2016-2017
The following audition dates are available for the majors indicated (subject to availability). DMA candidates MUST be available to audition on February 12 and complete DMA Diagnostic Examinations on February 13, regardless of major.
|Jan 15 (Los Angeles)||Jan 17 (Chicago)||Feb 5 (Cleveland)||Feb 12 (Cleveland)||Feb 19 (Cleveland)||Feb 26 (Cleveland)||Feb 27 (New York)||Feb 28 (New York)|
|Trombone & Bass Trombone||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Violin - Concertmaster Academy||X||X||X|