Auditions for Fall 2015 admission
Note: 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 2015. 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 Admissions Office 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, all Artist Diploma applicants must audition on the date indicated. There are no exceptions.
* If invited to present a live audition, DMA applicants must audition on a DMA audition day if one is indicated for their instrument. There are no exceptions. The required DMA entrance exams in theory and music history will take place on the day before or after the live audition.
|Artist Diploma Instrumental|
|Artist Diploma in Opera||TBD|
|Chamber Music - Piano|
|Composition Interview||February 3*|
|Conducting - Choral||February 26|
|Conducting - Orchestral|
|Conducting - Wind Ensemble||March 3|
|Contemporary Improvisation||February 17|
|Double Bass||February 16*|
|Jazz Bass||February 15|
|Jazz Trumpet||February 16|
|Jazz Trombone||February 16|
|Jazz Composition interview/audition||February 1|
|Jazz Guitar||February 15|
|Jazz Percussion||February 22|
|Jazz Piano||February 1|
|Jazz Saxophone||February 13|
|Jazz Voice||February 22|
Feb. 14 (DMA only)
|Professional Piano Trio Training Program||March 9|
|Professional String Quartet|
|Trombone - Bass||February 9*|
|Trombone - Tenor||February 9*|
|Tuba||Feb. 19 (late afternoon & evening)|
|Violin||Feb. 9 (DMA only)|
|Vocal Performance & Vocal Pedagogy |
(not including Artist Diploma in Opera)
* DMA audition date