2018 auditions are a wrap! Thanks to all of the talented students who auditioned this year and congratulations to those who were selected. Join our email list to be updated about our final shows and auditions for the 2019 Season.


Current 6th to 12th graders living in New York City or Philadelphia may audition.

Applicants may audition on one of the following instruments: guitar, bass guitar, drum set, keyboards, or vocals.

Applicants should have some experience on their instrument and be highly motivated to practice and learn new parts.

Students may audition on one instrument only. Audition on your strongest instrument. There may be opportunities to play other instruments once you are accepted.


Philadelphia – April 14 (10 am – 6 pm), April 15 (11 am – 6 pm) & April 28 (10 am – 6 pm) at Keystone Soundworks, 4900 Longshore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135

New York City – April 21 (5 pm – 8 pm), April 22 (10 am – 6 pm) & May 12 (5 pm – 8 pm) at School of Rock – NYC, 439 E. 75th Street, New York, NY 10021

FOR REHEARSAL DATES and other FAQs check here.


Instrumentalists/vocalists will perform one song. The selection must be chosen from the repertoire of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix. Applicants will audition individually – no group auditions. Vocalists may accompany themselves, use a backing track (instrumental only – no vocal track), or sing a cappella. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PERFECTION: Practice and perform your selection to the best of your ability. Mistakes and simplified parts are okay! We are looking for preparation, motivation and genuine interest in improving your skills.

Instrumentalists will be asked to read a simple chord chart (not notation) and play along. Drummers will be asked to read simple notation. If students are unfamiliar with reading chord charts/notation, they should still audition. Reading charts is not required to be accepted to the program.

Vocalists will be asked to sing back a series of simple melodies.


We will email you in early May to let you know if you are accepted to the program. Every applicant will be emailed once decisions are made. Accepted students will have 10 days to sign and return a contract before we open your slot to students on our waiting list.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION HERE: (Please note you must choose from the following dates: Philadelphia – 4/14, 4/15, 4/28; New York City – 4/21, 4/22, 5/12)


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