Audition Day for students entering in Fall 2023 is TBA. Usually this is one of the last two Saturdays in January.

Audition Day Activities!

With the exception of the audition itself, all activities are optional. We do recommend RSVPing to the activities you plan to attend in order to save a spot. Family and friends are welcome to all events, except the individual audition.

A full schedule of offered activities will be given to you at check-in. If you are able, we encourage you to see and do as much as you can while you are here to get a taste of what it's like to be a student of Music at UCSB.

Campus Tour

The welcome center is currently closed, but we we are trying to organize a private tour for incoming students. More info TBA.

Music Library Tour

Get a peek into the music library at UCSB! This tour will take approximately 30 minutes, and is located in the Music Building.

The Music Library houses the majority of the UCSB Library's collections related to music. Our collections emphasize music of the Western art traditions and diverse world cultures, formats include books, scores, sound recordings, journals, and videos.

 

 

Pre-register for auditions for Fall 2023

Audition for your Instrument

Once available, please click on the instrument you plan to audition for to access the form. Each link will take you to a google form. You'll be expected to fill out questions that will create a formatted musical resume that the audition committee will see for each applicant. At the end of the form you'll have the option to submit your prescreening recording, schedule your audition time, or submit a recorded audition  - options will vary by instrument and are also described, below.

For all instruments, except voice and piano, a recorded or zoom audition is available as an alternative to a live audition, however you are strongly encouraged to audition at UCSB if you are able. All forms and prerecorded auditions submitted in lieu of a live audition are due January 10. If you missed this deadline, submit the form as soon as possible and we will try to evaluate your application.

If you plan to audition live, please submit the form and sign up for an audition time no later than one week before auditions.  Auditions submitted after this date will not be considered, however you can audition for lessons once a student on campus (see the Fall kickoff page for details). Auditions for the BM for continuing students taking lessons through the year will be available at the end of Spring quarter.

 

 

 

Perform an audition according to the specific requirements for your chosen major preference.

See specific audition requirements by clicking on your level:

Freshman or Transfer

Bassoon - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Cello – No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Clarinet - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Composition – Portfolio due January 10. Your portfolio must include:

  • Statement of Objective as composition major
  • Three works, submitted with score (.pdf) and a link to recording, or separate (.mp3 or .wav)
  • Complete List of Works, indicating any performances and recording

Double Bass – No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Flute - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

French Horn – No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Oboe - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Percussion - No Prescreen.  No live audition scheduled at this time, please plan to submit a recorded audition at the end of the form. If you’d like to attend the audition for the auxiliary events, you are more than welcome.

Piano Prescreen is required, due December 31. Submit Prescreen using the form.
          Live audition eligibility will be confirmed by invitation on or before January 11th for those invited to audition.
          In addition to auditions on January 29th, both live and zoom auditions will be available February 5th. Live auditions strongly preferred. For those unable to make it to campus, please plan on a zoom audition on one of the available days.

Trombone - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Trumpet - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Tuba - No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Viola - – No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Violin– No Prescreen. Please plan to schedule your audition time, or submit a recording at the end of the form.

Voice - Prescreen is required, due December 31. Submit Prescreen using the form.
          Live audition eligibility will be confirmed by invitation on or before January 11th for those invited to audition.
          In addition to auditions on January 29th, zoom auditions will be available January 22nd. Please plan accordingly.