High School Admissions

To apply to Special Music School High School you must follow the guidelines outlined by NYC Public Schools (HERE). Please complete your high school application through MySchools and then indicate your interest in auditioning for Special Music School. If you do not currently have a MySchools account, you can create yours HERE. If you have questions regarding your Myschools account, please contact your school guidance counselor.

Special Music School High School’s music program  is rooted in the classical tradition, its performance and its composition. Students wishing to audition may sign up to audition in the three Concentrations that organize the students:

  • Composition Concentration – for those interested in composing
  • Instrumental Concentration – for those that play an instrument. Special Music School teaches students in the instrumental program on the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophones trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone, tuba and percussion.
  • Vocal Concentration – for singers

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