Prospective Students

Audition #2

Accepting applications for the for the 2023-24 school year. 

Audition #2:   Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  • Students audition "in person" at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 555 Portola Drive.

  • Audition #2 is for all students who live in San Francisco and would like to be considered for placement in the fall.

Auditioning Students:

  • Complete this Audition #2 Application Form by April 3, 2023.
  • Complete and submit an SFUSD application if you haven't already.
  • Please note, not all departments are auditioning students April 5.  The departments auditioning are listed below. 

Departments Auditioning Students:

  • Conservatory Dance - Audition Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm    Audition preparation and details HERE.
  • World Dance - Audition Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm     Audition preparation and details HERE.
  • Spoken Arts - Audition Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm     Audition preparation and details HERE
  • Music - Vocal - Audition Time: 1:30 pm (students will be dismissed no later than 4pm)    Audition preparation and details HERE.
  • Music - Orchestra - Auditioning these instruments: Violins, Violas, Cello, Oboes, French Horns, Bassoons - Audition Time: 1:00 pm (students will be dismissed no later than 4 pm)  Audition audition preparation and details for HERE.  Please note that students with an interest and passion for music need no prior experience on the oboe, french horn, or bassoon to apply. 
  • Music - Piano - Audition Time: 1:30 pm (students will be dismissed no later than 4 pm)    Audition preparations and details HERE.
  • Music World Music - Audition Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm   Audition preparation and details HERE.


Questions regarding audition #2, please contact:


School Tours

We offer 2 School Tours:  No appointment necessary.  All are welcome!

  • Monday, October 17, 2022, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm    
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm 

Tour Details: 

  • Tours begin: 12:30pm
  • Tours begin in the Dan Kryston Memorial Theatre (main theatre) on the Asawa SOTA campus, located at 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco
  • Tours include an auditorium presentation, student guided school tour, and visit to the art department prospective students are applying to.
  • Tours end:  2:30pm

Please note: The Wednesday, November 16, 2022, school tour is an early dismissal day for students. Students will guide tours but will not be present in art classrooms.


Student Shadows

There are no student shadow opportunities at this time. Please attend a School Tour.

Details and Application

This page was last updated on March 27, 2023