How to Audition for the Advanced Certificate Degree

How to Audition for the Advanced Certificate Degree

All prospective students must apply for admission to NYU Steinhardt before scheduling an audition. Apply for advanced certificate study.

Schedule Your Audition

Schedule your audition for the appropriate date listed below. Contact Alex Ruthmann at with any questions.

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018

If you cannot audition in person, you may submit an audition video online. All materials must clearly indicate the applicant's name and NYU ID Number (if applicable), the program applied to, and the contents of the file. All submissions for regular decision should be received by January 1 or as soon as possible after the submitted application. Early Decision I submissions should be received by November 1, and Early Decision II submissions should be received by January 1.

Audition Details and Requirements

  • Please prepare three pieces in contrasting styles.  
  • If you are a composer, provide recorded examples of your compositions and/or scores.
  • If you need an accompanist, please indicate this when you sign up for your audition (check the box on your audition form).
  • Bring the following to your audition:
    • A list of your repertoire
    • The names of teachers with whom you have studied
    • The repertoire (with composers) that you will be performing for the audition
    • An example of your writing (e.g., an essay you have written for an undergraduate course)