Orchestral Placement Auditions

On behalf of the Performance Operations Office, welcome to Manhattan School of Music!

Auditions are held to determine placement in Manhattan School of Music Orchestras. Every student playing an orchestral instrument is required to take these auditions. Auditions are held throughout the building and adjudicated by members of the faculty, many of whom are members of the New York Philharmonic or the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. 

Fall 2017 orchestra auditions will take place between Monday August 28 – Friday September 1, 2017. Your individual audition time, date and location will be emailed to you by the Orchestra Office. Additionally all repertoire will be made available via email and will be sent from the Performance Library by July of 2017.  

If you have questions regarding your audition, repertoire or the audition process please contact the MSM Orchestra Office at orchestra@msmnyc.edu

String musicians

Please note that there is a second round of auditions for all principal chairs. For viola, cello and double bass the principal audition immediately follows the first round of auditions and is by invitation only. Concertmaster auditions will take place on a different date then the preliminary round and is by invitation only.


Mark Broschinsky
Orchestra Manager