How to Audition for PhD in Music Education

How to Audition for PhD in Music Education

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

Schedule Your Audition

Schedule your audition for the appropriate date below. Contact Alex Ruthmann at 212 998-5607 or with any questions.

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019

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 should be received by December 1 or as soon as possible after the submitted application.

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
    • Two examples of your writing (e.g., essays that were written for MA work that best represent your ability to conduct scholarly research and writing)