Bob Cole Conservatory of Music | California State University, Long Beach | College of the Arts

Audition Information

A performance audition is required for acceptance into the degree programs of the California State University, Long Beach Department of Music. All entering freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who have been admitted to the university are required to pass a performance audition and take a theory placement examination. Students wishing to audition should prepare solo, etude, or art song material from the standard repertoire of approximately 10 minutes in length. The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.

The Theory Placement Exam is a diagnostic test used to determine the appropriate level of theory in which the student should enroll. The test is offered on each audition day and the first Friday of each semester.

For undergraduate and graduate admission information, please refer to our Admissions Page.

Screening Application

All applicants in piano must submit this Screening Application in order to qualify for an audition slot. Please download the fillable PDF file and key in all information thoroughly.

**Send the completed form as an email attachment (subject: “Screening Application”) to the Director of Keyboard Studies at no later than three weeks prior to the audition date.**

You may be contacted for additional information. Successful applicants will be promptly notified via email with further instructions regarding scheduling of audition time.

Screening Application:

Adobe PDF (504k): screen_app.pdf
MS Word (53k): screen_app.doc

Department Audition Dates

Spring 2015 semester Audition Dates

Undergraduate Transfer Students Only:

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014—All Areas

Fall 2015 semester Audition Dates


  • Saturday, February 7, 2015—All Areas
  • Saturday, February 13, 2015—Voice And Jazz Only
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015—All Areas Except Voice And Jazz


  • Wednesday, March 11 , 2015

Call 562.985.4781 or email to reserve your slot!

Keyboard Audition Repertoire

Keyboard audition repertoire can be downloaded below in MS Word format or in Adobe Acrobat format by instrument.


MS Word (41k): piano_rep.doc
Adobe PDF (70k): piano_rep.pdf


MS Word (28k): organ_rep.doc
Adobe PDF (24k): organ_rep.pdf

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