College Prep Program Auditions


At least one (1) year of experience on primary instrument and/or voice

Weekly ensemble rehearsal
(75 min.)

Weekly enrichment class (60 min.)

Weekly theory class
(60 min.)

100% commitment

Audition, acceptance & participation

Six hours annually of community service

“C” average or above in academics (tutors offered when needed)

How to Apply

 1. Register and enroll New Student or enroll Existing PCM Student
2. Complete Google Form
3. Schedule an Audition
4. Complete Theory Assessment before audition
5. Audition at PCM Main Campus

Step 1: Register and Enroll

Step 3: Schedule Audition

Step 4: Complete Theory Assessment

Step 5: Audition at PCM Main

During your audition, you will:

• Perform two contrasting pieces/songs
• Sight read music to the best of your ability
• Ask questions and answer questions

What to bring to the audition: 

• Your instrument
• Two prepared pieces
• Your most recent report card
• Any questions you may have

Guitarists and bass players, please bring an instrument cable.

Where? Auditions happen at the PCM Main Campus. Auditions dates coincide with school semesters, unless otherwise stated by the College Prep Program Manager. Please arrive at least 15 min. before your scheduled audition time.

What happens after the audition? You will be notified of acceptance in late August via email. Your student will be placed in a theory class and ensemble based on knowledge, skill, and instrumentation.  Rehearsals may happen during the week or on Saturday based on their availability.  Schedules will be determined by the number of students auditioning, and the levels and instrument types that are present. Typical programming runs September – May.

Important Dates:

Fall Application Deadline: August 25, 2023

Mandatory Family Orientation: August 26, 2023 at 12:30pm (1316 E. Cheery Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ)

Please look for the following dates on the Audition Schedule for CPP Fall Audition Days
Thursday, July 20
Saturday, July 22
Thursday, July 27
Saturday, July 29
Tuesday, August 1
Saturday, August 12
Monday, August 14
Tuesday, August 15
Wednesday, August 16
Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 19
Monday, August 21
Tuesday, August 22
Wednesday, August 23
Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25

Applicants who do not schedule an audition by August 25, 2023 will be considered for admission for the Spring 2024 semester starting in January.

Enrichment Registration Period: August 26 – September 5, 2023

Fall Semester Start: September 5, 2023

Enrichment Add/Drop Deadline: September 17, 2023

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