Prescreening & Audition Procedures

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Information for prospective guitar students applying to Manhattan School of Music.

In response to the global events of 2020, and our subsequent inability to hold live in-person auditions, Manhattan School of Music will only hold recorded and virtual auditions in 2021.

Prescreening requirements have not been affected by this change. Applicants to all areas with a prescreening requirement will be asked to include prescreening materials in their application, which is due December 1, 2020. Prescreening decisions will be released on December 18, 2020.

Note: Artist Diploma (AD) applications will not be considered for the 2021 application year.

Guitar Prescreening Requirements

There are no prescreening requirements for Guitar.

Guitar Audition Requirements

Applicants will submit the required repertoire listed below as separate video recordings by February 1, 2021. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible. Applicants will also be scheduled for a live Zoom audition with the faculty for a short sight-reading test and a brief, informal conversation. View the requirements for your major below or download a pdf here.