Audition Overview

The School of Music holds audition dates throughout the academic year.  To schedule an audition and/or placement exams, please complete the School of Music Audition form.  Audition/Placement Exam requirements are listed below for each degree program.

Audition dates for 2019-2020

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 
  • Friday, August 30, 2019 
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 
  • Friday, March 13, 2020 
  • Friday, April 3, 2020

Please reserve the entire morning for your audition and placement exams. A confirmation email with your audition date, exact time, and location will be sent 2 weeks prior to your audition date.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Auditions and placement exams are not required to enter the Bachelor of Arts program.  However, we recommend that all entering B.A. students take the placement exams so you can be placed in a class appropriate to your skill level.

To register for placement exams please complete the School of Music Audition form.

If you would like 1/2-hour private lessons as part of your B.A. program, please contact Dr. Ginwala (cginwala@sfsu.edu) for more information.

Bachelor of Music

Students entering the Bachelor of Music program are required to audition and take the placement exams. 

To schedule an audition please complete the School of Music Audition form.

Master of Arts in Music

Students entering the Master of Arts in Music program are not required to audition but are required to take the graduate level placement exams

To register for placement exams please complete the School of Music Audition form.

Master of Music

Students entering the Master of Music Program are required to audition and take the graduate level placement exams

To schedule an audition please complete the School of Music Audition form.

Audition and Placement Exam information is located on these information pages: