Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions


Prospective Student Auditions

Click to view audition requirements and regular audition dates for the following programs:

Brass | Woodwinds | Strings | Percussion | Jazz | Piano | Music Theatre | Classical Voice and Opera | Music Composition | Music Business | Music Technology | Music Education | Educational Theatre | Dance Education

Also, our fall Open House Information Session and Undergraduate Audition Day is held each November. Read more here. The Open House is a great opportunity to hear about our programs and ask questions. It is also an opportunity for early decision applicants to audition live. More about the early decision process on the Admissions site.

All prospective and transfer students must first submit an application for admission to the Steinhardt School at New York University before scheduling an audition, except for the fall Open House. You can find information on the application process through the appropriate admissions office:  Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, and String Studies programs require submission of pre-screening videos via GetAcceptd. Also, prospective students who are unable to audition in person may submit an audition video online via GetAcceptd.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact 212-998-5424.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision #1:  November 1, notified of a decision by mid-December (audition must be heard live at the open house in November or submitted online by December 1)

Early Decision #2:  January 1, notified of a decision by mid/late February (audition must be heard live no later than Feb. 5 or  submitted online by February 1)

Freshman Regular Decision: January 1, notified of a decision by April 1

Spring Transfer Students: November 1

Summer and Fall Transfer Students: April 1

Note for Prospective Transfer Students:
Though NYU's deadline for Spring transfer admission is November 1 and the deadline for Summer/Fall transfer admission is April 1, we suggest that you submit your Common Application one month in advance. Submitting your Common Application early will leave you more time to prepare your artistic review credentials, such as a composition portfolio and, if applicable, schedule an audition by the deadlines required for each program. Be sure to consult our additional program requirements for more information.

Office of Graduate Admissions

Many Master’s and Advanced Certificate programs follow these Application Deadlines:
Summer/Fall — January 6
Spring — November 1

Doctoral candidates should visit the Doctoral page for separate instructions and should contact the program director directly before applying.

Ph.D and Ed.D programs (fall entry only) — December 1