Auditions for Fall 2015 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 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.

MajorAudition Dates
Artist Diploma InstrumentalFebruary 23
Artist Diploma in OperaFebruary 16
BassoonFebruary 14
Chamber Music - Piano

March 9


February 15*
February 23

Collaborative Piano

February 14*
February 15

Composition InterviewFebruary 3*
February 4
February 24
February 25
Conducting - ChoralFebruary 26
Conducting - Orchestral

February 18
February 20

Conducting - Wind EnsembleMarch 3
Contemporary ImprovisationFebruary 17
February 18*

Double BassFebruary 16*
February 23
FluteFebruary 1*
February 2
GuitarFebruary 6
HarpFebruary 23
Historical PerformanceTBD 
HornFebruary 6
February 9*
Jazz BassFebruary 15
Jazz TrumpetFebruary 16
Jazz TromboneFebruary 16
Jazz Composition interview/auditionFebruary 1
Jazz GuitarFebruary 15
Jazz PercussionFebruary 22
Jazz PianoFebruary 1
Jazz SaxophoneFebruary 13
Jazz VoiceFebruary 22
OboeFebruary 1*
February 23
PercussionFebruary 13*
February 14
February 15

Feb. 14 (DMA only)
February 17
February 18
February 20
February 22
February 23
February 27

Professional Piano Trio Training ProgramMarch 9
Professional String Quartet
Training Program
March 10
SaxophoneFebruary 16
Trombone - BassFebruary 9*
February 13
Trombone - TenorFebruary 9*
February 13
TrumpetFebruary 6
February 9*
TubaFeb. 19 (late afternoon & evening)
ViolaFebruary 9*
February 16
February 25
ViolinFeb. 9 (DMA only)
February 15
February 18
February 20
February 24
February 27
VioloncelloFebruary 18*
February 20
February 27
Vocal Performance & Vocal Pedagogy
(not including Artist Diploma in Opera)
February 13*
February 14
February 15
February 27
March 1

* DMA audition date