Summer Audition Pre-registration

Pre-registration is required for all NYC audition dates and optional for National Audition Tour dates. All applicants are strongly encouraged to pre-register. The benefits of pre-registration include access to a discounted audition fee, expedited audition results, and priority check-in before on-site applicants at the audition. Those who pre-register but later decide not to attend the audition will not be penalized in any way (but will forfeit any pre-paid audition fees).

Audition Fees

In-Person Audition Fees
$40 if pre-paid online at the time of pre-registration
$50 if paid at the audition site.

While it is not required that you pay at the time of registration, it is the only way to receive the discount. Applicants will not be able to go online and submit payment after their application has been received. Pre-paid audition fees are not refundable.

Expedited Results Notification

Pre-registered applicants will receive their audition results within a week of their audition date. It may take up to three weeks for on-site/walk-in applicants to receive their audition results.

Pre-registration Information


Families must create an online account to complete the application form. You may use the same account to pre-register multiple siblings. Families who have applied in the past 3 years should login with previously-created credentials to complete the form.  You can use the “Forgot Password” link on the login page to reset your password if necessary.

Pre-payment of the audition fee is not required. If you do not wish to pre-pay the audition fee, you must select the “waiver” option when you reach the payment section of the pre-registration form, and enter the waiver code PAYONSITE. Note that if you choose the waiver option you will owe the non-discounted audition fee of $50 at the audition–payable by cash or check.

You should complete only ONE pre-registration form even if you want to switch audition locations or later decide to audition by video. Please do not attempt to register for auditions in more than one city. If you complete a pre-registration form for one city and later decide that you need to audition in a different city, please contact our audition manager by sending e-mail to

You should complete only ONE pre-registration form even if you are applying for more than one program. You must indicate on the form which program(s) you are applying for. Applicants who will be 12 by July 31 will have the opportunity to apply for the Summer Course and the New York Junior Session.  SAB will confirm the programs to which you are applying when you check in at your audition.  If there is a discrepancy, you will have the chance to make changes at that time.  Please do not contact us before the audition to change the programs to which you are applying.

Completing a pre-registration form does not obligate you to attend the audition. While SAB hopes that all who preregister will be able to audition, we understand that plans may change. You will not be penalized in any future auditions with SAB for not attending an audition for which you preregistered. Please remember, however, that pre-paid audition fees are non-refundable.

Pre-Register Now

Visit the link below to pre-register for an in-person summer audition.  Note that pre-registration for National Audition Tour cities will close at 5pm ET the day before the audition. New York City auditions will close when capacity is reached.

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