Auditions – Dates and Costs

Audition Dates
Live auditions will be held 28 November to 9 December (excluding weekends).

Postgraduate Opera Auditions will be held on Tuesday 11 October (2 to 5pm) and also during the usual audition period (28 November to 9 December).

Applicants are expected to be available during the audition period. Please note that this is the main audition period but it does not mean every instrument/vocal audition will be held throughout the period. An applicant’s audition date will be determined by the availability of the panel during this period. For this reason, applicants cannot request a preference of day/time for their audition.   Due to tight scheduling, times cannot be changed.

Applicants will be informed via email in mid November as to when their actual audition/interview will be held. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their emails regularly for notifications.

In the event that applicants are not available on their scheduled date and time, applicants should already have prepared a YouTube audition ready for submission.

Contemporary Music Practice Submissions
Pre-sceening round materials are due by 16 October with final round interview notification by 2 November. Late submissions WILL NOT be accepted.

Composition Submissions
Due by 31 October

Musicology Submissions
Due by 31 October

Online Audition Submissions
Due by 31 October

Audition Application Closing Date

On-time applications close: 30 September 2016

Contemporary Music Practice applications have closed for the 2017 intake

Late applications: Late request for auditions/interviews may only be considered for applications lodged to UAC by end of October. (No late applications will be accepted for applicants for Contemporary Music Practice).  Please contact the Student Admin Centre to discuss before lodging your application.

Audition/Interview Notification Date
Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time via the email provided on their audition application by mid-November. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email regularly and confirmed their acceptance date and time, when received.

Audition Costs

University Admission Centre (UAC) Applicants
A non-refundable $50 administration fee is charged by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for every audition/interview application in a different instrumental/vocal unit. For information about the fees and charges associated with UAC applications, please visit the UAC website.

Postgraduate and International Students
There are no audition application fee for postgraduate and international students.  However, Postgraduate applicants who are auditioning for Voice (Classical) who wishes to use the Accompanist from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for their audition will be required to pay $50 on the day of their audition.