Note: NEC's general policy is to hold auditions even in inclement weather, and even if classes, rehearsals and performances have been cancelled.
Audition dates listed on this page are for applicants seeking admission in the Fall of 2018. 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 via email by the Admissions Office. 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 at NEC and 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 following the live audition by invitation only.
|Artist Diploma Instrumental||February 18|
|Artist Diploma in Opera||February 19|
|Chamber Music - Piano||February 17|
|Collaborative Piano||February 17|
|Composition Interview||February 12|
|Conducting - Choral||February 28-March 1|
|Conducting - Wind Ensemble||March 6|
|Contemporary Improvisation||February 11|
|Double Bass||February 11|
|French Horn||February 11|
|Jazz Bass||February 4|
|Jazz Trumpet||February 11|
|Jazz Trombone||February 11|
|Jazz Composition interview/audition||February 17|
|Jazz Guitar||February 4|
|Jazz Percussion||February 18|
|Jazz Piano||February 17|
|Jazz Saxophone||February 19|
|Jazz Voice||February 20|
February 19 (DMA applicants must use this day)
|Professional Piano Trio Training Program||TBD|
|Trombone - Bass||February 18|
|Trombone - Tenor||February 17|
February 16 (DMA applicants must use this day)
|Vocal Pedagogy||February 4|
February 17 (DMA applicants must use this day)
(not including Artist Diploma in Opera)