Submitting Auditions For The Philadelphia International Music Festival

Alumni may bypass the audition process if attending the same program (i.e. students that attended any previous PIMF Solo Performance Program may register without auditioning for the 2023 PIMF Solo Performance Program). Alumni placement auditions are due by May 1st, 2023. 

All other students must follow the steps outlined below. The audition process is the same for both in-person and online programs.

Submit required audition materials via Acceptd, the official online audition platform of the Philadelphia International Music Festival (a $35 non-refundable application fee will be applied.)

The PIMF Adjudication Team will review your audition submission within 1-2 weeks of your submission date. 

Once accepted, you will be emailed instructions for completing an online registration form. It’s that easy!

Audition Requirements

Click your desired program for detailed audition requirements.

Accepted formats:

Video: MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WEBM, M2V

Audio: MP3, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AIF

Unfortunately, links to audio and video files cannot be accepted. 

Acceptd is the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Here are step-by-step instructions for submitting your audition:

  1. Visit the Acceptd Auditions Portal.
  2. On the PIMF landing page that comes up, select your program in the first drop-down box to the left.
  3. Select the week(s) you plan to attend from the second drop-down box.
  4. At this point the page will change to “Guidelines” and you can click the green “Apply” button at the bottom of the page.
  5. If you are not already logged in to an Acceptd account, you will then be asked to log in.
    • If you do not yet have an Acceptd account, you may click the words “Sign Up” to create an account.
    • Please note: this is a separate platform and a separate account from the one used for registration via the PIMF website.
    • If you have not used Acceptd before you will need to create a new account.
    • If you do create a new account, it may bounce you back to the homepage and you will need to navigate back to the landing page, choose your program options again, and click the green “Apply” button again.
  6. You will then be directed to fill out a brief form, followed by a second screen where you will upload your audition audio/video, followed by a third screen where you will enter payment information. (Please note: the $35 fee is charged by the Acceptd platform and is non-refundable. This fee is what allows PIMF to process hundreds of annual auditions with efficiency, fairness, and speed.)
  7. Once you submit the audition, a confirmation box should pop up thanking you for your submission. At this point you are all done!