How to Audition for MM in Percussion Studies

How to Audition for MM in Percussion Studies

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

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

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
Saturday, March 2, starting at 10am

Please note:

  • If you cannot travel to New York, you may choose to submit your audition video through GetAcceptd. However, you must notify Professor Haas that this is your intention.
  • Also, if you are unable to attend any of the above audition dates but still want to audition live, additional dates can be scheduled on a case-by-case basis with Professor Haas.

Audition Details and Requirements

  • You should plan to dedicate a day to complete all the activities that make up your NYU audition experience.
  • 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.