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How to Audition

BM, Piano Studies

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

Schedule Your Audition

Early Decision I and II applicants: Submit a live audition video through GetAcceptd.

All other undergraduate applicants: Use our online audition form to schedule your audition after you have applied. NOTE: There is no pre-screening. Video auditions, submitted via the GetAcceptd protocol, are only required for Early Decision applicants and those who cannot audition in person.

Audition Dates

Early Decision applicants:

  • November 1, 2019: Early Decision I live audition video deadline
  • January 1, 2020: Early Decision II live audition video deadline

All other undergraduate applicants:

  • Friday, February 21, 2020, 9 am–6 pm
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9 am–6 pm
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020, 9 am–6 pm

Audition Details and Requirements

The audition will take place at 75 3rd Ave, room C205. Audition repertoire must be memorized. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for contemporary works; applicants with questions should contact Dr. Marilyn Nonken.

Required Repertoire

Undergraduate applicants must present four works, selected from five possible eras: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Post-1945. The following, sometimes overlapping timespans should be used as a reference. No two pieces chosen should be from the same time period or overlapping years.

  • Baroque (to ca. 1750)
  • Classical (ca. 1750–ca. 1830); a complete classical sonata is preferred
  • Romantic (ca. 1830–1899); a single movement of a sonata is acceptable
  • Modern (1900–1945)
  • Post-1945 (1945–2020); original compositions are not acceptable

Compositions must be memorized. Those interested in using music should contact Dr. Marilyn Nonken.