Music Department

NYU Online Video Audition Option

Use the best quality video and audio recording devices possible. The performance should be recorded as if you are at a "live" audition.

Start recording:
* State your full name and the program and degree you are applying for
* State the date

At the conclusion of the performance portion of the audition, please announce that you have "reached the end of my audition" and restate your name. Turn off recording device.

After you complete the NYU video audition recording, post your audition video on YouTube in the following manner and send an unlisted link to the appropriate director per the instructions below.

What is an unlisted video?

An unlisted video is a different type of private video. "Unlisted" means that only people who know the link to the video can view it (such as friends or family to whom you send the link). An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the Browse page). An unlisted video is different to a private video in these ways:

  • you don't need a YouTube account to watch the video (you can see an unlisted video if someone sends you the video's link)
  • there's no 25 person sharing limit

YouTube Video Submission Instructions

How do I create an unlisted video?

You can choose to make any of your uploads an unlisted video in your YouTube Account settings. Here’s how:

  1. Sign into your YouTube Account
  2. Go to your My Videos page
  3. Select the video which you’d like to make an unlisted video. Click the “Edit” button to access the video’s settings.
  4. Go to the Privacy section of the page. There you’ll see the option to mark you video as “unlisted”, “public”, or “private”. Select unlisted.
  5. Don’t forget to click the “Save Changes” button. Once you’ve done this your video will be an unlisted video.

Please title the video as such:
NYU [Program Name] Audition: Your Name, Date
Example: NYU Jazz Audition: John Smith, 1/1/2016

Please test the link before you send it to. You can log out of YouTube and send the link to a second email address you may have or to a family member. 

Once the link is working, send link and your contact information to:

Jazz Studies:
Undergraduate students:
Dr. David Schroeder,
Please attach your completed 
information sheet to your email with YouTube links.

Graduate students:
Please include the link and your completed information sheet in your online application.

Drama Therapy:
Professor Maria Hodermarska,

We strongly suggest that you do not make your clips available to anyone other than the designated audition recipient. 

NYU does not offer technical support for YouTube, please visit YouTube help with any technical issues.