Audition Requirements

Due to rising Covid cases, ChiArts has made the decision to change all auditions moving forward to virtual auditions. 

2021-2022 Applicants, all information on the audition process is below. Please read carefully and access additional, conservatory-specific information using the links provided.

Please read information below carefully.

  • Auditions are required for ALL students who wish to be considered for admission.
  • Any student who does not submit an audition will not be considered for admission.
  • Students are responsible for preparing the requirements for the program(s) to which they are applying, and submitting them by the audition submission deadline.

Audition results paired with program ranking for incoming first-year students will determine admission results.

Please find information pertaining to your audition below. Requirements may vary for transfer students. If you have questions, contact Admissions at 773-534-9718 or

Students must submit audition materials digitally in order to be considered for ChiArts. Please be aware that we are no longer holding in-person auditions. 

Remote Audition Instructions:

Students who choose to submit digital auditions must have all materials in by January 22nd, 2022. Use the link below to submit audition materials. Be sure to review the audition requirements for the program(s) you apply to at ChiArts. If you have applied for more than one program in GoCPS, you will need to complete the form for each program to which you applied to be considered for admission. The form will open on December 1st.

ChiArts Audition Material Submission Form

Audition requirements for:

Creative Writing
Visual Arts

Audition guides for:

Creative Writing
Visual Arts

Additional audition resources:

ChiArts Audition Handbook
Suggested Songs for Vocalists (MUSIC)
Music for Percussion Auditions (MUSIC)
Acting Course Descriptions (THEATRE)
Musical Theatre Course Descriptions (THEATRE)
Sample Monologues (THEATRE)

(For Transfers)

Incoming Sophomore Percussion Audition (MUSIC)
Incoming Junior Percussion Audition
Incoming Senior Percussion Audition (MUSIC)

Sample audition rubrics (score sheets):

Creative Writing
Music Instrumental (Brass, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds)
Music Percussion (Novice)
Music Percussion (Advanced)
Music Voice
Theatre: Acting
Theatre: Musical Theatre
Visual Arts