How to Audition for PhD in Music Performance

How to Audition for PhD in Music Performance

All prospective doctoral students must apply for admission to NYU Steinhardt before scheduling an audition. Apply for doctoral study.

Schedule Your Audition

Please contact Dr. Marilyn Nonken directly at marilyn.nonken@nyu.edu to schedule your audition. All doctoral auditions are to be performed live. A video audition may be submitted in exceptional circumstances.

It is strongly recommended that applicants submit a resume and repertoire list to Dr. Nonken.

Audition Dates

Audition dates for the Piano Performance PhD are by appointment only and occur in late December/ early January.

Audition Details and Requirements

PhD applicants should prepare a full recital program from which they will be asked to perform a maximum of 30 minutes. All works must be prepared in their entirety. All must be performed by memory, with exceptions on a case-by-case basis for certain contemporary compositions.

Please contact Dr. Marilyn Nonken directly at marilyn.nonken@nyu.edu with any questions regarding audition repertoire.