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High School Admissions

How to apply:

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Important Dates

Auditions for the 2018-19 School Year: Aug 2 & Aug 22, 10 am-12 noon

To sign up, call 212 501 3395 or email admissions@specialmusicschool.org.

Audition Requirements

We ask all students to prepare 1 or 2 pieces that best reflect their current playing ability. Some suggested repertoire includes:

Instrumental Music - Ensemble music is acceptable for the audition, but solo pieces are preferred. A few examples of the types of solo pieces that are considered acceptable are: wind, brass, percussion, string, guitar, and piano concertos, sonatas, suites, character pieces, solo works. Solo piano works can include fugues, inventions, suites, barcarolle, etudes, preludes, and dance forms (mazurkas, polonaises, etc.) Students may also be asked to perform 1 or 2 scales and perform a short sight reading excerpt. 

Vocal Music - Singers should perform classical arias, art songs, cantatas, etc. and/or traditional musical theater songs. Singers will also be asked to participate in vocalizing and pitch matching exercises. 

Composition - Composers should compile a portfolio or list of scores/pieces they have worked on recently and would like to present at their audition. Audio recordings are encouraged. 



Grades K-8:
Tel: 212 501 3390

High School:
Tel: 212 501 3395

Administrative Offices

Grades K-8:
Tel: 212 501 3318

Grades 9-12:
Tel: 917 441 3692

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