Audition and Interview Dates, Locations, and Invitations

Berklee Admissions is pleased to announce the availability of online auditions and interviews for those who are applying for admission to Berklee for the 2015-2016 academic year and are unable to attend an in-person audition and interview. We expect a high demand and will have limited space available. Invitations for online auditions and interviews will be issued in late January via Berklee’s Admissions portal at apply.berklee.edu.

Applicants will be invited to their audition and interview via the Admissions Portal at apply.berklee.edu, approximately one week from the submission of the online application for admission. Due to the demand in certain cities, applicants may be scheduled for their audition and interview in Boston. Upon receipt of your audition site, you must confirm your audition immediately or your space will be given to another qualified applicant.

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There are two online audition and interview options. Before requesting an online audition and interview, please visit our Online Audition System Requirements page and ensure that your computer meets all of the requirements. 

Option 1: Online Audition/Interview at Berklee International Network School

A Berklee International Network school can provide all of the necessary technological resources for you to participate in the online audition and interview. Auditions and interviews will be available at Berklee International Network schools in the following locations:

  • Athens
  • Buenos Aires
  • Dublin
  • Freiburg
  • Nairobi

Option 2: Online Audition/Interview at Your Home

To successfully participate in the online audition and interview from your home, you must:

  • have access to a private room where you can participate without interruption
  • have access to a computer with internet connection and audio/video capability
  • have access to a set of headphones for use during the online audition and interview
  • have access to all instruments and accompaniment you need to participate
  • complete and submit the application form
  • pay the $150 application fee.

Questions regarding our online audition and interview should be sent to Admissions at admissions@berklee.edu.

Below is a listing of other cities we are planning to visit in the coming year: Please be aware that dates are subject to change.

Audition and Interview Locations

Boston Campus

Due to rental limitations when we travel, orchestral percussion principals are required to audition and interview in Boston.

International applicants auditioning in Boston:

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., you may need to first obtain a temporary visitor visa to enter the U.S. Please check with the U.S. Embassy in your area for more details on applying for a visa, including processing timelines. Please be advised not to seek a student visa to participate in an audition as this type of visa is only issued to accepted applicants.

Boston, Massachusetts

Audition Dates
TBA

Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

Audition Dates
TBA

Asia

Beijing, China

Audition Dates
TBA

Hamamatsu, Japan

Audition Dates
January 30, 2015
January 31, 2015
February 1, 2015

Hong Kong

Audition Dates
January 20, 2015
January 21, 2015

Ramallah, Palestine

Audition Dates
TBA

Jerusalem, Israel

Audition Dates
TBA

Kobe, Japan

Audition Dates
TBA

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

International College of Music (ICOM)

Audition Dates
TBA

Mumbai, India

Audition Dates
TBA

New Delhi, India

Audition Dates
TBA

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Jazz Academy

Audition Dates
October 9, 2014
October 10, 2014
October 11, 2014

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Audition Dates
TBA

Tel Aviv, Israel

Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

Audition Dates
TBA

Australia

Sydney

Audition Dates
TBA

Europe

Athens, Greece

Philippos Nakas Conservatory

Audition Dates
October 17, 2014
October 18, 2014

Barcelona, Spain

L'Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz‚ Conservatori Liceu

Audition Dates
October 22, 2014
October 23, 2014

Dublin, Ireland

Newpark Music Centre

Audition Dates
TBA

Freiburg, Germany

Jazz & Rock Schulen

Audition Dates
TBA

Munich, Germany

Audition Dates
TBA

London, England

Audition Dates
TBA

Paris, France

Audition Dates
TBA

Stockholm, Sweden

Audition Dates
TBA

Valencia, Spain

Audition Dates
TBA

Central America

Mexico City, Mexico

Audition Dates
February 25, 2015
February 26, 2015
February 27, 2015

Panama City, Panama

Audition Dates
TBA

North America

Atlanta, Georgia

Audition Dates
February 7, 2015
February 8, 2015

Baltimore, Maryland

Audition Dates
February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

Audition Dates
November 21, 2014
November 22, 2014
November 23, 2014
February 14, 2015
February 15, 2015
February 16, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio

Audition Dates
TBA

Denver, Colorado

Audition Dates
February 14, 2015
February 15, 2015

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Audition Dates
December 3, 2014
December 4, 2014
February 21, 2015
February 22, 2015

Houston, Texas

Audition Dates
December 6, 2014
December 7, 2014

Los Angeles, California

Audition Dates
November 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
November 22, 2014
November 23, 2014
January 30, 2015
January 31, 2015
February 1, 2015
February 2, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee

Audition Dates
February 21, 2015

Miami, Florida

Audition Dates
December 6, 2014
December 7, 2014
February 27, 2015
February 28, 2015

Nashville, Tennessee

Audition Dates
February 19, 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana

Audition Dates
TBA

New York, New York

Audition Dates
February 6, 2015
February 7, 2015
February 8, 2015
February 9, 2015
February 20, 2015
February 21, 2015
February 22, 2015

Oakland, California

Audition Dates
TBA

Orlando, Florida

Audition Dates
December 3, 2014
December 4, 2014
February 20, 2015
February 21, 2015
February 22, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Audition Dates
February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

Audition Dates
TBA

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Audition Dates
TBA

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Audition Dates
January 8, 2015
January 9, 2015

Tempe, Arizona

Audition Dates
February 17, 2015
February 18, 2015

Seattle, Washington

Audition Dates
TBA

Toronto (Ontario), Canada

Audition Dates
February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015

Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

Audition Dates
TBA

South America

Bogotá, Colombia

Audition Dates
February 4, 2015
February 5, 2015
February 6, 2015
February 7, 2015

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Audition Dates
November 20, 2014
November 21, 2014

Quito, Ecuador

Instituto de Música Contemporánea

Audition Dates
TBA

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Audition Dates
TBA

São Paulo, Brazil

Conservatorio Souza Lima

Audition Dates
January 28, 2015
January 29, 2015

Questions? Please write or call the audition site directly or contact us at:

Email: auditions@berklee.edu
Phone: 800 BERKLEE or 617 747-2221
Fax: 617 747-8680