Prescreening & Audition Procedures

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

Percussion Prescreening Requirements

Percussion Audition Requirements

Auditions are approximately 20 minutes in length for freshmen applicants, approximately 30 minutes for others. You will choose a first work, and the faculty will choose other works from a repertoire you provide. Be prepared to present at least two copies of the material you present.

Note to International Students: Live auditions are encouraged. However, if sending a DVD, please introduce yourself and explain your career goals and plans.




Visit our General Audition Information page to learn about:

  • Audition dates
  • Accompanists
  • Recorded auditions
  • Admissions results