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Audition Dates

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.

 

MajorAudition Dates
Artist Diploma InstrumentalFebruary 18
Artist Diploma in OperaFebruary 19
BassoonFebruary 17
February 18
CelloFebruary 16
February 19
February 25
Chamber Music - PianoFebruary 17
ClarinetFebruary 18
February 19
Collaborative PianoFebruary 17
February 18
Composition InterviewFebruary 12
February 13
February 21
February 22
February 27
Conducting - ChoralFebruary 28-March 1
Conducting - Wind EnsembleMarch 6
Contemporary ImprovisationFebruary 11
February 20
February 21
Double BassFebruary 11
February 19
FluteFebruary 19
February 20
French HornFebruary 11
February 25
GuitarFebruary 16
HarpFebruary 4
Jazz BassFebruary 4
Jazz TrumpetFebruary 11
Jazz TromboneFebruary 11
Jazz Composition interview/auditionFebruary 17
Jazz GuitarFebruary 4
Jazz PercussionFebruary 18
Jazz PianoFebruary 17
Jazz SaxophoneFebruary 19
Jazz VoiceFebruary 20
OboeFebruary 18
February 19
PercussionFebruary 3
February 16
February 17
PianoFebruary 11
February 16
February 17
February 19 (DMA applicants must use this day)
February 20
February 25
Professional Piano Trio Training ProgramTBD
SaxophoneFebruary 4
Trombone - BassFebruary 18
Trombone - TenorFebruary 17
February 18
TrumpetFebruary 16
February 17
TubaFebruary 17
ViolaFebruary 4
February 16
February 19
February 20
ViolinFebruary 4
February 11
February 16 (DMA applicants must use this day)
February 19
February 20
February 25
Vocal PedagogyFebruary 4
February 17 (DMA applicants must use this day)
February 18
Vocal Performance
(not including Artist Diploma in Opera)
February 4
February 16
February 17
February 18
February 19
February 20
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