Auditioning is part of the admissions process for the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. Learn about the requirements, dates, and procedures below.

How to Apply

  1. Complete all general application requirements
  2. Submit supplemental music requirements
    1. Music Teacher Recommendation - This may come from your private teacher or an ensemble director. You will be asked to provide their name and email address within your application. They will then receive a link to complete a recommendation.   
    2. Music Resume - This may be completed with your application for admission or through your application status portal after you have submitted your application.
  3. Complete an audition. Learn about audition requirements.

Audition Dates and Procedures

Bachelor of Music, Double Degree (Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Arts), and Bachelor of Musical Arts

In-person, virtual, and self-recorded audition modes are available with varying dates based on your application round (Early Decision, Early Action 1, or Regular Decision). All modes, dates, and rounds are considered equally. You will register for your audition through your application status portal after your application has been submitted.


Bachelor of Arts in Music

An audition is not required for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Music program. If you choose to audition or submit a portfolio as part of your application to Lawrence, this information will not affect your admission decision. It will, however, allow us to connect you with the appropriate faculty members while at Lawrence.


Audition Dates

You may choose any of the audition modes/dates associated with your application round. All modes, dates, and rounds are considered equally. You must submit an application to receive access to audition registration.

Early Decision/Early Action Applicants

Audition Mode Audition Date
On-campus November 13, 2021
Self-recorded Due November 13, 2021

Regular Decision Applicants

Audition Mode Audition Date
On-campus February 5 & February 19, 2022
Live virtual January 29, 2022
Self-recorded Due February 19, 2022

Please email musicadmissions@lawrence.edu with any questions regarding auditions.


PLEASE NOTE: Lawrence will continue to monitor CDC guidance with regards to COVID-19. Students auditioning on campus will be expected to adhere to Lawrence's current safety protocols at the time of audition. On-campus auditions may be subject to cancellation as we seek to protect the health and safety of auditioning students and our campus community.

Review the audition requirements for each instrument and program.

Learn how to prepare for a successful audition.

Explore instruments, ensembles, and faculty in the Conservatory of Music.