Audition and Prescreening Repertoire

Audition repertoire is listed here alphabetically by instrument. Please note the requirements carefully. When a movement is not specified, you should prepare the complete work, and you should be ready to perform the work in its entirety during the audition. Although faculty may decide to hear only portions of the required repertoire, they also may skip around and ask you to play a section from later in the piece. Be prepared!

Prescreening repertoire is generally a smaller amount of the audition repertoire. Again, make sure you meet the requirements as specified.

You must submit a prescreening VIDEO. Audio only recordings are not accepted. Please feel free to make separate tracks for different works.

If you are not sure if a work you have prepared is acceptable (and it's not on the list), please contact the Office of Conservatory Admissions and we will find out if the work can be permitted (

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The application for Fall 2015 is now closed.

We welcome visits from prospective students. Tours of the Colburn campus are available by appointment Monday through Friday. To schedule a tour, please email or call us at 213.621.4534. If you have questions about applying, please contact us as noted here.

Prospective Conservatory students interested in applying for entrance for Fall 2016 should review this website for complete information. Our Application Handbook also has information that will help you during the application and audition process.

Colburn Conservatory of Music student with violin scroll
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Colburn Conservatory of Music student with double bass

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