Brass Studies

Brass Auditions

Audition Dates and Scheduling
Required Repertoire


All prospective and transfer students must apply for admission to NYU Steinhardt before scheduling an audition.

Apply for undergraduate study.
Apply for master’s or doctoral study.

Audition Dates and Scheduling

Schedule your audition for one of the dates below. If you cannot audition in person, you may submit an audition video online via GetAcceptd.

If you are applying for undergraduate early decision or require an audition after February 26, 2017, contact John Rojak, Brass Studies director, at 212-595-0129 or

Music Education majors who play brass should schedule their audition through the Music Education program.

Undergraduate Audition Dates

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Early Decision I submissions should be received by November 1, and Early Decision II submissions should be received by January 1.

Though NYU's deadline for Spring transfer admission is November 1 and our deadline for Summer/Fall transfer admission is April 1, we suggest that you submit your Common Application one month in advance. Submitting early will leave you more time to schedule an audition.

Master’s Audition Dates

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017

All Fall semester master’s and advanced certificate applicants who wish to be considered for talent-based scholarship awards must submit their application materials by January 6 and complete their audition by the last weekend of February.

U.S. students should also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 to be considered for student loans and other school-based scholarships.

Doctoral Auditions

Doctoral candidates should contact John Rojak, Director of Brass Studies, for information about auditions and to schedule an audition.

Required Repertoire

Accompanists are not required or provided. Auditions may include sight-reading.

Undergraduate Repertoire

Prepare 2 contrasting études, one solo, and at least 2 orchestral excerpts.

Master’s Repertoire

Prepare 2 contrasting études, 2 contrasting solo movements, and at least 4 orchestral excerpts.

Doctoral Repertoire

Perform four complete contrasting works. Please include at least one contemporary work. In addition, you should be prepared to present works that represent your area of specialization.