How to Audition for Artist Diploma in Classical Instrumental Performance

How to Audition for Artist Diploma in Classical Instrumental Performance

All prospective students must apply for admission to NYU Steinhardt before scheduling an audition. Apply for the Artist Diploma.

Schedule Your Audition

Upon submitting your application and materials, contact Professor Jonathan Haas immediately at to schedule your audition date and time.

2019 Audition Dates

New York City

Sunday, February 10, starting at 6:30pm
Monday, February 11, starting at 5pm
Sunday, February 17, starting at 10am
Monday, February 25, starting at 5pm
Friday, March 1, starting at 1pm


Interlochen, Michigan: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Houston, Texas: Monday, February 11, 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Additional Notes

Audition Details and Requirements

  • Your experience will include an individual audition in which you will perform select solo compositions for the NYU faculty, followed by the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the NYU Percussion Chamber Music Ensemble.
  • We would like you to have the opportunity to hear our students perform for you; we also want to have time to engage in a question and answer session with you and your parents or guardians.
  • Auditions may include ear testing and sight-reading.


  • Marimba
    • One major work from the four mallet solo marimba repertoire
  • Snare drum
    • One solo from the Delecluse 12 Etudes of applicant’s choosing
  • Timpani
    • One Carter Solo of applicant’s choosing
  • Multi solo
    • One solo from the major percussion repertoire of applicant’s choosing
  • Orchestra excerpts: one major work each, of applicant’s choosing, for:
    • Xylophone
    • Snare drum
    • Timpani
  • Chamber music
    • Metric Lips (Marimba 1)
    • Applicants will have the opportunity to play this piece with members of the Percussion Chamber Music Ensemble.