When to arrive: Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled audition time and park in front of Faye Spanos Concert Hall. If you are unsure of your audition time, please call or email our office to confirm. The phone number is 209.946.2418 and the email address is music@pacific.edu.

Check-in: Follow signs to Auditions and check-in on the ground floor lobby of Buck Hall. We will assign you a warm-up room at least 15 minutes prior to your audition. A current Conservatory of Music student will bring you to both your warm-up room and your audition room at the appropriate times.

Audition requirements: Please make sure you review and prepare the audition requirements for your specific instrument. You can find those on this page. All undergraduate applicants to the Conservatory of Music are required to pass an entrance audition. Please note: the only exception is Music Industry Studies, which is a non-audition major.

Accompaniment: Instrumental auditions are unaccompanied. Vocal auditions are accompanied. We will provide an accompanist for all voice applicants auditioning on campus. Students using our accompanist should bring an additional copy of their sheet music. There is no fee for the accompanist. Voice applicants may also choose to bring their own accompanists.

Rescheduling: You are allowed to reschedule your audition time once, based on availability. If you need to cancel or reschedule your audition, please contact our office. The phone number is 209.946.2418 and the email address is music@pacific.edu.

Conservatory Information Sessions: The Conservatory of Music offers Information Sessions for applicants and their families at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. during each audition day. These sessions provide the opportunity to meet the dean and/or director of conservatory admissions and to learn more about the Conservatory of Music and the process that follows after auditions. Please register for an Information Session when you schedule your audition.

Conservatory Tours: The Conservatory of Music provides tours for applicants and their families at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. during each audition day. These tours are led by current Conservatory of Music students and include the main points of the Conservatory of Music. Please register for a Conservatory Tour when you schedule your audition. Additionally, University of the Pacific’s Office of Admission offers Campus Tours Monday through Saturday, year-round.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available for you and your family in Buck Hall 113 throughout the day. In addition, there are several dining options on campus at the DeRosa University Center. And, our very own Starbucks is just steps away, inside the William Knox Holt Memorial Library.

Travel: University of the Pacific is located in Stockton, California. The closest airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

Parking: Parking in front of Faye Spanos Concert Hall on Audition Days is free.

Lodging: University of the Pacific has special rates at Hilton Stockton and Courtyard by Marriott Stockton.