Information for prospective woodwind 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.
There are no prescreening requirements for Bassoon.
There is no prescreening requirement for classical clarinet for the 2021 application cycle.
There is no prescreening requirement for classical flute for the 2021 application cycle.
There are no prescreening requirements for Oboe.
Please Note: The oboe faculty highly recommends that you arrange a free trial lesson with one of the professors with whom you are most interested in studying. This is a great way for the oboe faculty to assess you early on, and for you to see if MSM is a good fit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell the Admissions Team with whom you would like to take a trial lesson, and they will give you the best contact information for that faculty member.
There are no prescreening requirements for Saxophone.
Applicants will submit the required repertoire listed below as separate video recordings by February 1, 2021. Each selection or movement may be uploaded as a separate video. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible. Accompaniment is not required.
View the requirements for your major below or download a pdf here.
Undergraduate (BM) and Graduate (MM)
Professional Studies (PS) and Doctoral (DMA)
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