PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE UPLOADED ONTO THE APPLICATION ANY NECESSARY SUPPORTING MATERIALS (see list below). You can return to your application any number of times until all items have been uploaded – THEN click on the submit button.

Your application will be complete when Credo has received each of the following items:
(applications will not be acted on until all items are completed)

  1. Online Application
  2. Application Fee: $20 (paid at the end of online application)
  3. Digital Photo of the applicant – uploaded in the online application
  4. Audition – either uploaded in the digital application, or live audition (see Audition tab for schedule)
  5. For new applicants only: Recommendation letter (from teacher, orchestra director, youth leader, pastor, or employer) – You do not need to send in a letter or have one sent – once you have competed the “recommender” section of your application, Credo will send a request to that individual for a recommendation letter on your behalf.

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Supporting Documents

You may scan supporting documents and upload in your online application, OR mail directly to:

65 East College St., Suite #7
Oberlin, OH 44074
Attn: Director of Admissions


All students must audition for admission and placement. Either live auditions (see schedule below) or video auditions (uploaded to the online application) are acceptable.

Audition Requirements

All applicants are required to audition with two pieces or movements in contrasting styles; one should demonstrate technical abilities, the other melodic abilities.

Audition Dates

Below is the schedule of audition dates.
Please indicate on your online application which audition date you prefer.
We will contact you to schedule your specific audition time and answer any questions about the audition process two weeks before the audition is to occur.

Date Location
February 4 Oberlin, OH
February 18 Oberlin, OH
February 19 Chicago, IL
February 25 Oberlin, OH

Check back mid-November for additional audition dates.

2017 Deadline & Admissions Timeline

November 20 Application Opens
Feb. 15 –
May 15
A limited number of applicants will be admitted via “rolling admission”
May 15 Completed applications due for ALL Credo New England applicants
May 15 $400 Deposit due for Credo New England participants
June 20 Tuition/Room/Board Balance and Student registration forms due (available on website May 15)


For technical assistance in completing the application, click on “Help” on the application itself. DecisionDesk staff will be of assistance.

For information about Credo programs, or for general assistance in completing your application, contact:

Vicky Slowik
(440) 774-3658