Strings & Harp

Prescreening & Audition Procedures

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Information for prospective strings and harp 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.

Strings & Harp Prescreening Requirements

Violin, viola, cello and bass applicants are required to submit a video recording to be considered for an invitation to a live audition. You must include the repertoire below and upload the recording directly to your application. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible. Accompaniment is encouraged but not required, your safety comes first! Below you’ll find further information specific to each instrument.

Strings & Harp Audition Requirements

Applicants will submit the required repertoire listed below as separate video recordings by February 1, 2021. Please record a separate track for each selection or movement listed for your degree and major. Video files should be clearly labeled with the composer’s name and title of the piece or movement. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible.

Accompaniment is optional for all pieces written for piano or orchestral accompaniment.

View the requirements for your major below or download a pdf here.

Questions?

917-493-4436
admissions@msmnyc.edu