Late Admission auditions will take place during Peabody’s jury week, typically mid-May. Dates below are from 2023, but may provide a guide as to when you may expect the auditions to take place.

Live Late Admission Audition Schedule

Major Date(s)
Acoustics May 16, 19, 20
Cello May 13
Composition TBD
Computer Music May 18
Dance TBD
Double Bass May 8
Flute TBD
Guitar May 17
Historical Performance May 17
Horn May 18
Jazz May 18
Music for New Media May 19
Percussion May 2
Piano May 19
Recording Arts & Sciences May 16, 19, 20
Saxophone May 16
Trumpet May 19
Viola May 17
Violin May 17
Voice May 17, 18

Notifications of admission and financial awards will be sent no later than June 1st. More information can be found here.

What Happens Next?

Your Invitation to Audition

Welcome to Late Admission Auditions at the Peabody Conservatory! Your invite to audition letter, including your scheduled auditions/interviews and any Zoom links, can be found on your application status page. To make the experience as smooth as possible, we have prepared this information to help you navigate the more routine aspects of your visit, including transportation and lodging.

Checking in

When you first arrive on campus, come directly to 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Walk straight ahead and down the stairs into the Arcade, then exit through the double doors into the Plaza. Check-In will be to your right in the Admissions Office, located inside the Peabody Inn (the building with the ramp). From the Parking lot, go to the far corner of the second floor and follow signs saying “Main Entrance,“ “Concert Hall,” “Check-In” or “Arcade.” It’s all the same place. Then exit through the double doors to your left into the Plaza and follow the ramp into the Peabody Inn. The Admissions office will be on your right past the lobby. The check-in process is important, even for current Peabody students. If you do not check in, we may mistake you for a “no-show” and assign your audition time to someone else.


Audition/interview requirements can be found here. Be on site 45-minutes early to warm up. Practice rooms in Leakin Hall will be available to our visitors during audition week. We have asked you to prepare much more music than can be performed in the time allotted for your audition, so expect the faculty to ask for excerpts from your audition repertoire. Each faculty member will evaluate your acceptability to the school, as well as to their teaching studios. Taken together, this will be the primary data used for  decisions, teacher assignments, and the awarding of performance scholarships.

Canceling Your Audition

No-shows can cause major issues on audition day. If you must cancel, please notify us as soon as possible. This is essential for creating a smooth, enjoyable audition for everyone.

Changing Your Audition Time

Scheduling constraints and the vastly different set-up requirements for each major make arranging auditions a challenge. However, if you have a mandatory conflict that cannot be rescheduled, call or e-mail us and we will try to work out a solution.

Nuts and Bolts

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