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Audition Process

Once your application has been submitted, The Boston Conservatory requires an audition and/or interview depending on your major.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in-person at The Boston Conservatory whenever possible. The Boston Conservatory recognizes, however, that travel can be costly and offers alternatives in the form of regional and recorded auditions. These are only available for certain majors. Please check the audition dates and locations for details.

Audition requirements vary by your performance division. Please carefully review audition requirements for dance, music and theater, and note any special instructions for your field of study.

Pre-screen and Recorded Auditions

The Boston Conservatory accepts recorded auditions for most majors in the Music Division. However, some music majors may only audition live, or require a pre-screen recording or portfolio by the application deadline.

    • Dance applicants are strongly encouraged to audition live. Recorded auditions are permitted, but discouraged.
    • Theater applicants are not permitted to audition by recording with exceptions made for international students.
    • Music applicants are welcome to audition by recording. Applicants should prepare the same audition requirements as the live auditions, except as noted. Find out if your major requires a pre-screen by viewing the audition requirements for your instrument.
    • All applicants submitting recordings are encouraged to introduce themselves and provide any information they would like to convey to the faculty.


All pre-screen and recorded auditions are submitted online.

We use Acceptd to collect recorded auditions and portfolio materials. Log on to create an account, upload your materials, and pay the submission fee by the deadline. For technical difficulties, please contact Acceptd technical support.


Regional Auditions

The Boston Conservatory holds a nation-wide audition tour for Dance, Musical Theater, and Contemporary Theater majors only. An audition panel of 2-3 faculty will be present at a number of audition sites around the country. Please view the audition dates for details on your major.

There are no regional auditions for applicants to the Music Division. Instead, they must audition live in Boston, or by recording (if permitted). Please view below as well as the Music audition dates for details.

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