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

Schedule Your Audition

Upon submitting your application and materials, contact Professor Jonathan Haas immediately at to schedule your audition date and time.

Audition Dates

New York City

Early Decision 1: Sunday, November 17, 2019, starting at 10:00 a.m. 

Early Decision 2 (must be completed by January 22):
Contact Jonathan Haas ( and Sean Statser ( to arrange your audition date and time.

Regular Decision:
Sunday, February 9, starting at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 10, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, February 28, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, starting at 4:00 p.m.

Additional Notes

  • If you cannot travel to New York or attend a regional audition, you may choose to submit your audition video via GetAcceptd. However, you must notify Professor Haas that this is your intention.
  • Also, if you are unable to attend any of the above audition dates but still want to audition live, additional dates can be scheduled on a case-by-case basis with Professor Haas.
  • Prospective transfer students: 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 Details and Requirements

  • Your experience will include an individual audition in which you will perform select solo compositions for the NYU faculty, followed by the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the NYU Marimba Ensemble.
  • We would like to have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session regarding your goals and interests. This is also a great time for you to ask us any questions you may have about the Percussion Studies Program and studying at NYU.
  • Auditions may include ear testing and sight-reading.


  • Snare drum
    • Delecluse solo #1 or Cirone solo
    • Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade or Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf excerpt
  • Marimba
    • Two or Four Mallet solo of your choosing
  • Timpani
    • Firth solo etude or March by Elliot Carter from Eight Pieces for Solo Timpani
    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Mvt 1, start from letter T (to end of passage) or Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 Scherzo
  • Xylophone
    • Gershwin's Porgy and Bess or Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon excerpt
  • Multi solo (optional)
    • Final solo in Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat
  • Chamber music
    • Metric Lips (Marimba 1); applicants will have the opportunity to play this piece with members of the Percussion Chamber Music Ensemble

At the conclusion of your audition you will be asked to answer the following questions:

  • What are your goals and aspirations as a college student?
  • Why have you chosen to apply to NYU Steinhardt?
  • If chosen to come to NYU Steinhardt, what would you find most meaningful and important, in beginning your studies, both academically and musically?