Auditions for Fall 2014 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 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.
|Artist Diploma Instrumental|
|Artist Diploma in Opera||February 24|
|Chamber Music - Piano|
|Composition Interview||February 11|
|Conducting - Choral||February 26|
|Conducting - Orchestral|
|Conducting - Wind Ensemble||March 11|
|Contemporary Improvisation||February 18**|
|Double Bass||February 13|
|Jazz Bass||February 24|
|Jazz Trumpet||March 2|
|Jazz Trombone||March 2|
|Jazz Composition interview/audition||February 2|
|Jazz Guitar||February 24|
|Jazz Percussion||February 17|
|Jazz Piano||February 2|
|Jazz Saxophone||February 14|
|Jazz Voice||February 17|
Feb. 11 (DMA only)
|Professional Piano Trio Training Program||March 7|
|Professional String Quartet|
|Trombone - Bass||February 14**|
|Trombone - Tenor||February 14**|
|Tuba||Feb. 13 (late afternoon & evening)|
|Violin||Feb. 11 (DMA only)|
|Vocal Performance & Vocal Pedagogy |
(not including Artist Diploma in Opera)