Auditions for Fall 2014 admission

Audition AmbassadorsNote: NEC's general policy is to hold auditions even in inclement weather, and even if classes, rehearsals and performances have been cancelled.

Audition Ambassadors are here to help you during your visit to NEC. Look for the students in the bright orange t-shirts.

Audition dates listed on this page are for applicants seeking admission in the Fall of 2014. For those majors with more than one scheduled audition date, applicants are given the opportunity to indicate their date preference in the application for admission. While we try to schedule applicants for their preferred dates, we are unable to do so in all cases due to space limitations. Therefore, applicants should not make travel arrangements until their audition date is confirmed in writing via email by the Office of Admission. All audition dates are subject to change and/or cancellation due to faculty availability.

Applicants interested in applying for spring admission should contact the Office of Admission to determine whether we will be accepting applications in their department. We accept a limited number of applications for spring admission based on studio availability and consider applications on a case-by-case basis.

For complete audition information and requirements, visit Audition Information.

* If invited to present a live audition, Artist Diploma applicants (both general and Opera) must audition on the date indicated. There are no exceptions.

** If invited to present a live audition, D.M.A. applicants must audition on a D.M.A. audition day if one is indicated for their instrument. There are no exceptions. The required D.M.A. entrance exams in theory and music history will take place on the day before or after the live audition.

MajorAudition Dates
Artist Diploma Instrumental

February 24

Artist Diploma in OperaFebruary 17
BassoonFebruary 17
Chamber Music - Piano

March 7

Clarinet

February 2**
February 23

Collaborative Piano

February 16
February 17**

Composition InterviewFebruary 11
February 12
February 18**
February 19
Conducting - ChoralFebruary 26
Conducting - Orchestral

February 19
February 21

Conducting - Wind EnsembleMarch 11
Contemporary ImprovisationFebruary 18**
February 19

Double BassFebruary 13
February 15
FluteFebruary 16
February 17**
GuitarFebruary 7
HarpFebruary 21
Historical PerformanceTBD 
HornFebruary 7
February 10
Jazz BassFebruary 24
Jazz TrumpetMarch 2
Jazz TromboneMarch 2
Jazz Composition interview/auditionFebruary 2
Jazz GuitarFebruary 24
Jazz PercussionFebruary 17
Jazz PianoFebruary 2
Jazz SaxophoneFebruary 14
Jazz VoiceFebruary 17
OboeFebruary 2**
February 24
PercussionJanuary 31
February 1
February 3**
Piano

Feb. 11 (DMA only)
February 12
February 13
February 15
February 18
February 21
February 23

Professional Piano Trio Training ProgramMarch 7
Professional String Quartet
Training Program
March 3
SaxophoneFebruary 17
Trombone - BassFebruary 14**
February 15
February 24
Trombone - TenorFebruary 14**
February 15
February 24
TrumpetFebruary 7
February 10
TubaFeb. 13 (late afternoon & evening) 
ViolaFebruary 15
February 17**
March 2
ViolinFeb. 11 (DMA only)
February 14
February 18
February 21
February 23
February 28
VioloncelloFebruary 16**
February 25
February 28
Vocal Performance & Vocal Pedagogy
(not including Artist Diploma in Opera)
February 2
February 14**
February 16
February 23
March 2

 

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