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.

Questions?

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Audition Dates

Below is an overview of MSM’s audition dates for this year. Please note that this is a general outline. Applicants invited to our live auditions will receive exact audition dates and times by February 1.

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.

Instrument Dates
Classical Bass Trombone 2/27
Classical Bassoon 2/25
Classical Cello 2/27, 2/28
Classical Clarinet 3/2
Classical Collaborative Piano 2/25, 2/26, 2/27
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
Classical Harp 2/28
Classical Horn 2/25, 2/26
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
Classical Saxophone 2/26
Classical Tenor Trombone 2/26, 2/27
Classical Trumpet 2/26, 3/1
Classical Tuba 2/27
Classical Viola 3/1, 3/2
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
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 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 3/2
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, 3/2
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