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 supplemental application
3. Schedule an audition
4. Complete theory assessment before audition (new students only)
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 23, 2024

Mandatory Family Orientation: August 24, 2024 at 11:30am at PCM (1316 E. Cheery Lynn Rd. Phoenix, AZ)

Please look for the following dates on the Audition Schedule for CPP Fall Audition Days 

Applicants who do not schedule an audition by August 23, 2024 will be considered for admission for the Spring 2025 semester starting in January.

Enrichment Registration Period: August 24 – September 2, 2024

Fall Semester Start: September 3, 2024

Enrichment Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2024

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