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AUDITION & APPLICATION INFORMATION

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FALL 2023 ENTRANCE AUDITIONS

Auditions are only for transfer students and students already enrolled at SDSU.


Step 1: Apply to SDSU by November 30

Undergraduates must apply online at CalState Apply by November 30 for Fall admission. 
Applying to San Diego State University:


Step 2: Apply to the School of Music and Dance in December

The School of Music and Dance will notify students who have applied to SDSU to complete the School of Music and Dance online audition and application. All degree and non-degree programs in the School of Music and Dance require a performance audition or portfolio/paper submission in addition to the regular university application process. Audition applications are due by January 15, 2023.


NOTE: Applicants to Global Composition (GC) and Music Recording Technology and Audio Design (MRTAD) have no live audition, and are subject to a separate application deadline. All application materials for these two majors only are due, via interfolio, no later than February 12, 2023.


Applying to the School of Music and Dance:
Undergraduate Programs


Step 3: Audition via submission online or in person

If you noted that you’d like to audition in person, our student services coordinator will contact you to schedule a time.


  • Dance Auditions: February 11, 2023 and February 12, 2023 from 10am-3pm
  • Music Auditions: February 4 and 5, February 11 and February 12, 2023
    • Brass auditions will only be held on Saturday, February 4th, Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th
    • Percussion auditions will only be held on Sunday, February 12th
    • Woodwind auditions will only be held on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th
    • Classical Guitar auditions will only be held on Saturday, February 4th
    • Jazz auditions will only be held on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th
    • Piano auditions will only be held on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th
    • String auditions will be held on Sunday, February 5th and Saturday, February 11th
    • Vocal auditions will be held on Saturday, February 4th; Sunday, February 5th; Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th


    Step 4: Acceptance Letters sent in March

    For additional information please contact Shirley Valencia, Student Services Coordinator, at svalenci@mail.sdsu.edu.

     

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:


    All degree and non-degree programs in the School of Music and Dance require a performance audition or portfolio/paper submission in addition to the regular university application process.  Please visit the links below to learn more information about the audition and application process for the program in which you are interested.

     

    DANCE

     

    MUSIC


    It is very important to observe all deadlines.  Undergraduates must apply online at the CSU Apply Site by December 15 for Fall admission.  Graduate deadlines for the School of Music and Dance are outlined here.