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BM, Brass Studies

All prospective and transfer students must apply for admission to NYU Steinhardt. Apply for undergraduate study.

2020-21 UPDATE

The impact of COVID-19 has complicated the 2020-21 audition cycle. Please note that there will be some changes regarding the audition process. All final auditions for either spring or fall 2021 will be video submissions through GetAcceptd. Applicants must upload audition videos with the required repertoire. Audio-only recordings are not accepted for either prescreen or final auditions. As part of your audition experience, you will be invited to participate in a live interaction/interview with members of the Brass faculty via Zoom.

Submit your Prescreen Recording

All prospective students, except for Early Decision I applicants, are required to submit a prescreen video online via GetAcceptd.

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

Prescreen Deadlines

Early Decision II

December 1, 2020: Preferred deadline
January 1, 2021: Final deadline

Regular Decision

December 1, 2020: Preferred deadline
January 5, 2021: Final deadline

Prescreen Requirements

One etude, one complete movement of a sonata, and one orchestral excerpt.

Please note, it is not mandatory to have an accompanist for either the prescreen or the final video audition.

Early Decision I

No prescreen is required for EDI applicants.

Monday, November 16, 2020: Final EDI video auditions due
Wednesday, November 18, 2020: EDI Zoom interviews

Early Decision II

Invitations for final audition/interviews will be sent out no later than January 10, 2021.

Monday, January 18, 2021: Final EDII video auditions due
Week of January 18, 2021: EDII Zoom interviews

Regular Decision

Invitations for final audition/interviews will be sent out no later than January 10, 2021.

Monday, February 15, 2021: Final regular decision video auditions due
Week of February 15, 2021: Regular decision Zoom interviews

Additional Notes

  • Please be aware that follow-up auditions and interviews are only requested if the faculty would like more information on an applicant that would warrant a callback. Not being asked to interview does not mean that you have been rejected from NYU.
  • 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 your Common Application early will leave you more time to schedule an audition by our deadlines above.

Audition Requirements

Two contrasting études, one solo, and two orchestral excerpts.

Contact Director of Brass Studies Wayne du Maine at with any questions.