Undergraduate - Accepted Students

Click HERE for the 2017-18 Undergraduate Exams, Orientations, and Auditions Schedule

(Pre-Instructional Activities Calendar)



Tuesday, September 26th at 1 pm

Music Room 1145



Music Theory                   Tues Sept. 26                     2-3pm                  Music 1145

Musicianship                    Tues Sept. 26                     3-4pm                  Music 1145


ENGLISH LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM (ELPE) Non-native speakers of English, including both international students and Permanent Residents, are required to take both the written and the oral portions:

ELPE                                  Fri Sept 22                         8 am-12 pm                      TBA (see http://www.ems.ucsb.edu/news/testing-dates for location, details, and updates)


MUSIC LIBRARY TOURS: Tues Sept 26, 4:30-5 pm and Wed Sept 27, 10:30-11 am



Auditions for private instruction in strings, winds, brass, and percussion may be arranged with individual faculty members by instrument. Please see http://www.music.ucsb.edu/people/faculty-area for email contacts.

Audition information for Music Department ensembles may be found at http://www.music.ucsb.edu/ensembles.


Piano: Placement tests are required for Class Piano, Music 31A-C, and Secondary Piano, Music 31X and 32A-F. A second audition is also required for intermediate and advanced piano, Music 33/133 (1-hour private lessons). Sign up outside Music 0301 (piano proficiency tests) and Music 0305 (private lessons) starting Monday, Sept 25.

Piano Proficiency Placement Tests           Wed Sept 27                      10-12 and 1-4 pm            Music 0301

Piano Auditions                                         Thurs Sept 28                    10 am -1:30 pm                Music 0305


Voice and Choral: Please use https://ucsbchoruses.youcanbook.me/ to schedule an audition for Chamber Choir and Women’s chorus. To audition for voice lessons with faculty, sign up outside Music 2236 starting Monday, Sept 25.

Chamber Choir/Women’s Chorus*            Sept 25, 27, 29                 6-9 pm                              Music 1222

                                                                  Sept 26, 28                       10 am – 3 pm                    Music 1222

Audition for voice lessons*                       Thurs Sept 28                   10 am – 1 pm                    Geiringer Hall

Mandatory Voice Area Meeting*               Thurs Sept 28                   3-4 pm                               Geiringer Hall

*required for all voice majors and students in voice faculty studios



UCSB Chamber Orchestra: Please see http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/university-chamber-orchestra for more information, including audition dates and requirements by instrument. Contact the Director, Vlad Vizireanu, at vlad@vladvizireanu.com with questions and to schedule an audition.

Orchestra Auditions                     Sept 25-27 (specific instruments by day – see website)     LLCH

First rehearsal                                 Mon, Oct 2         6:30 – 9:30 pm   Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (LLCH)