How to Audition for PhD in Music Performance

How to Audition for PhD in Music Performance

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

Schedule Your Audition

PhD candidates should arrange an audition with Professor Haas at In-person auditions are preferred and must be completed by January 15, one month after the application deadline for doctoral candidates.

Audition Details and Requirements


  • 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.