Applicants to the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) selected to move on to this stage are required to do both an audition and interview simultaneously. The audition is an integral part of the graduate admissions process for contemporary performance (production concentration) applicants and is designed to help you show your strengths while helping us assess your talent and potential to succeed at Berklee.

Audition Process

Once you have submitted your completed application and all supporting materials, the Graduate Board of Admissions will issue an audition and interview invitation to selected applicants. Auditions and interviews will be held online from mid-November through the beginning of December 2023 for Early Action applicants, and from the end of January through the beginning of March 2024 for Regular Action applicants. Your interview will take place at the same time as your audition. To see information about the interview click here. 

Important note: All auditions and interviews are scheduled in Central European Time (CET).

Make sure to double check your internet connectivity and any technology you are using for your online audition and interview. We recommend you test your connection with another user on the platform and ensure yourself plenty of time to accommodate any technology issues or setup.

The audition staff will be looking primarily at quality of sound, interpretation/style, intonation, stage presence, rhythm, musicality, preparation, and quality of improvisation. The audition staff may ask you to demonstrate other musical or technical abilities depending on your unique strengths. The audition and interview will be approximately 20-30 minutes long and may consist of the four parts outlined below.


We recognize it is common for applicants to have imbalances in their playing abilities, and we realize that applicants may not have advanced skills in improvisation, reading, or ear training. We take a holistic approach in our evaluation process; each component of the audition helps the audition team assess your overall abilities as a musician and your potential for success at the graduate program level.

Audition Location Options

Auditions and interviews will be held online. Selected applicants will receive invitations and further instructions on how to connect for the online audition and interview.