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

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Instrument Audition Dates
Classical Bass Trombone Tuesday, March 5
Classical Bassoon Sunday, March 3 and Thursday, March 7
Classical Cello Tuesday, March 5 - Thursday, March 7
Classical Clarinet Tuesday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 6
Classical Composition Exam: Monday, March 4th Audition: Tuesday, March 5 – Thursday, March 7
Classical Double Bass Monday, March 4
Classical Flute Tuesday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 27
Classical Guitar Sunday, March 3
Classical Harp Wednesday, March 6
Classical Horn Sunday, March 3 - Monday, March 4
Classical Oboe Monday, March 4
Classical Percussion Sunday, March 3 - Tuesday March 5
Classical Piano Friday, March 1 - Friday, March 8 (excluding Saturday)
Classical Saxophone Monday, March 4
Classical Tenor Trombone Tuesday, March 5
Classical Trumpet Monday, March 4 and Thursday, March 7
Classical Tuba Thursday, March 7
Classical Viola Thursday, March 7 - Friday, March 8
Classical Violin Monday, March 4 - Thursday, March 7
Classical Voice Friday, March 1 - Friday, March 8 (excluding Saturday)
Choral Conducting Thursday, February 28
Collaborative Piano Sunday, March 3 - Tuesday, March 5
Contemporary Performance Program Sunday, March 3 - Monday, 4
Jazz Arts DMA Tuesday, March 5
Jazz Composition Monday, March 4
Jazz Double Bass TBD
Jazz Flute Tuesday, March 5
Jazz Guitar Thursday, March 7
Jazz Percussion Monday, March 4
Jazz Piano Sunday, March 3
Jazz Saxophone Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6
Jazz Trombone Thursday, March 7
Jazz Trumpet Wednesday, March 6
Jazz Vibraphone Wednesday, March 6
Jazz Voice Friday, March 8
Musical Theatre Sunday, March 3 - Tuesday, March 5
Orchestral Bass Trombone Tuesday, March 5
Orchestral Bassoon Sunday, March 3
Orchestral Cello Wednesday, March 6
Orchestral Clarinet Wednesday, March 6
Orchestral Conducting Monday, February 25
Orchestral Double Bass Tuesday, March 5
Orchestral Flute Thursday, February 28
Orchestral Harp Wednesday, March 6
Orchestral Horn Sunday, March 3 - Monday, March 4
Orchestral Oboe Monday, March 4
Orchestral Percussion Sunday, March 3 - Tuesday, March 5
Orchestral Tenor Trombone Tuesday, March 5
Orchestral Trumpet Monday, March 4 and Thursday, March 7
Orchestral Tuba Thursday, March 7
Orchestral Viola Monday, March 4
Orchestral Violin Sunday, March 3
Organ Friday, March 8

Accommodations

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

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