Audition Information

Do I Need to Audition?

In addition to your Puget Sound application, an entrance audition and audition application (on the Common Application) is required for:

  • Acceptance to a music major
  • Music scholarship consideration, regardless of major or minor

A completed music scholarship/major audition application consists of the following:

  • The completed Audition form on the Common Application
  • A completed audition on-campus, at a regional location in Denver, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, or a recorded audition. The recorded audition option is only available to those who cannot make an audition date or live more than 200 miles from an audition location, find out more about submitting recorded auditions.
  • Prospective Music majors only: One letter of recommendation from your private teacher or conductor, submitted using our online recommendation form, and a resume of your music experience (presented at your audition). The music recommendation is separate from recommendations submitted for your Puget Sound application, which requires at least one recommendation from an academic teacher.
  • Recommended for all applicants: a resume of your music experience submitted with your Audition application.

It is important to note that we do not accept the arts supplement on the Common Application. The audition and accompanying materials replace the arts supplement.

Early Decision Students and Transfer Students

Please see important information for Early Decision students and for Transfer students.

When to Submit This Form

The Audition Application is due by December 15.  All music audition dates are listed below. Decisions on Music Admission and Music Scholarships will go out in Mid-March with the Regular Decision notifications.

  • Recorded auditions: Audition must be submitted electronically via DecisionDesk by February 1.
  • Alternate date auditions: For special circumstances, if you are not able to attend the on-campus audition dates, please contact the music admission coordinator to schedule an audition on a different date (not all dates available).
  • Auditioning on two instruments? Please indicate this on the Audition Application. This also applies if you are planning to complete a jazz and classical audition on the same instrument.

Audition Confirmation

  • Those submitting a recorded audition will receive confirmations on a rolling basis, upon processing of audition material.
  • If you do not receive your audition confirmation, please check your junk mail folder.

Audition Dates

On Campus:  February 3 and February 11, 2017

Regional Locations:
Denver: January 15, 2017
Los Angeles: January 22, 2017
San Francisco: January 28 & 29, 2017

Audition Results

Students who are admitted to Puget Sound are notified of acceptance to the major and/or receipt of a scholarship in mid-March.

Percussion and Organ Auditions

Due to limitations of available equipment, we are unable to provide any percussion equipment or an organ in our regional audition locations. Both will be available on campus. If you are unable to audition on campus, please contact and submit a video-recorded audition.


Please contact our music admission coordinator with any questions about application procedures. 

Please contact the Music Admission Coordinator if you have questions.