Admissions

General Audition Information

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The path to an audition at MSM can vary among applicants, while some dates and deadlines are shared by all. Learn about your audition process here.

Audition Dates

We have a select number of openings for May auditions.

Instruments: Classical Piano*, Collaborative Piano, Classical Trumpet, Classical Guitar, Classical Horn, Classical Voice*, Classical Viola*

*Prescreening required. Specific information regarding prescreening can be found on each instrument’s respective program page.

Application Due: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Audition Date: Monday, May 14, 2018

NOTE: May auditions are available to those applicants who have not yet applied for the 2018-2019 academic year.

If you participated in the USA Schools of Music Asia Audition Tour, please visit our International Applicants page to make sure that you have met all the requirements.

Accommodations

You can find information about accommodations (hotels, practice space, parking) here.

Instrument Dates
Classical Bass Trombone 2/27
Classical Bassoon 2/25
Classical Cello 2/27, 2/28, 3/1
Classical Clarinet 3/1, 3/2
Classical Collaborative Piano 2/25, 2/26, 2/27, 5/14
Classical Composition 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 3/1
Classical Double Bass 2/26
Classical Flute 2/27, 2/28
Classical Guitar 2/25, 2/26, 5/14
Classical Harp 2/28
Classical Horn 2/25, 2/26, 5/14
Classical Oboe 3/1
Classical Organ 3/2
Classical Percussion 2/25, 2/26, 2/27
Classical Piano 2/23, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 3/1, 3/2, 5/14
Classical Saxophone 2/26
Classical Tenor Trombone 2/26, 2/27
Classical Trumpet 2/26, 3/1, 5/14
Classical Tuba 2/27
Classical Viola 3/1, 3/2, 5/14
Classical Violin 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 3/1
Classical Voice 2/23, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 3/1, 3/2, 5/14
Contemporary 2/25, 2/26
Jazz Alto Saxophone 2/27, 2/28
Jazz Bass Trombone 3/1
Jazz Composition 2/26
Jazz Double Bass 3/2
Jazz Drumset 2/26
Jazz Electric Bass 3/2
Jazz Flute 2/27, 2/28
Jazz Guitar 3/1
Jazz Piano 2/25
Jazz Tenor Saxophone 2/27, 2/28
Jazz Tenor Trombone 3/1
Jazz Trumpet 3/1
Jazz Vibraphone 2/26
Jazz Violin 3/2
Jazz Voice 2/28
Orchestral Bass Trombone 2/27
Orchestral Bassoon 2/25
Orchestral Cello 2/28
Orchestral Clarinet 3/1, 3/2
Orchestral Double Bass 2/26
Orchestral Flute 3/1
Orchestral Harp 2/28
Orchestral Horn 2/25, 2/26
Orchestral Oboe 3/1
Orchestral Perussion 2/25, 2/26, 2/27
Orchestral Tenor Trombone 2/26, 2/27
Orchestral Trumpet 2/26, 3/1
Orchestral Tuba 2/27
Orchestral Viola 2/26
Orchestral Violin 2/25
Zukerman Viola 3/1
Zukerman Violin 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, 3/1
Musical Theatre 2/25, 2/26, 2/27

Audition & Prescreening Requirements By Department

Follow these links to find out what’s required for your program and major:

Piano

Voice
Classical, Opera Studies

Musical Theatre

Orchestral Performance
Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Oboe, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Viola, Violin

Jazz Arts
Composition*, Bass (Acoustic, Electric), Drumset, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone (Alto, Baritone, Tenor), Trumpet, Trombone (Tenor, Bass), Vibraphone, Voice*, Violin/ Viola

Brass
Horn, Trumpet, Trombone (Tenor, Bass), Tuba

Composition

Collaborative Piano*
Instrumental, Vocal

Conducting*
Choral, Orchestral

Contemporary Performance
Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice

Guitar

Organ*

Percussion

Strings
Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Viola, Violin, Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program

Woodwinds
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone

*Graduate studies only