How to Audition for MA in Music Education

How to Audition for MA in Music Education

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

Schedule Your Audition

Schedule your audition for one of the dates below. Contact Alex Ruthmann at with any questions.

Audition Dates

Spring 2019 Candidates - Please reach out to to schedule your audition
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 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)