How to Audition for MA in Music Therapy

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

Schedule Your Audition

Contact the Music Therapy office at 212-998-5452 to schedule.

Audition Dates and Scheduling

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Audition Details and Requirements

  • Candidates should prepare to play their major instrument, piano, and guitar.
  • Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their technical ability, expressive range, and familiarity with different musical styles with each of these instruments.
  • Ability to sight read, improvise, and play by ear are all evaluated during the audition.
  • Candidates will also be asked to sing and accompany themselves on a harmonic instrument.

The interview portion will involve discussion of your:

  • Educational and professional background
  • Professional or volunteer experience with client populations
  • Knowledge about the profession of music therapy
  • Readiness for advanced music therapy training