Watch our most recent Open House in December.
To speak with SMS High School staff members, you can also join us for our Open Space Q&A session on Wednesday, January 27 at 4 pm. Email Kristen Palmieri, Assistant Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite to the meeting.
The NYC DOE high school application will open the week of January 18, 2021. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Arts high schools, including Special Music School, will move to a common virtual audition system that will allow students to submit their audition materials online.
Students interested in applying to Special Music School High School are asked to fill out the Info and Interest Form HERE.
All students interested in applying to a NYC DOE high school must have a MySchools account to do so. If you do not currently have a MySchools account, you can create yours HERE.
Please contact admissions at email@example.com if you have any questions.
SMS 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 3 Concentrations that organize the students:
- Vocal Concentration – for singers
- Composition Concentration – for those interested in composing
- Instrumental Concentration – for those that play an instrument. SMS 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.
We ask all students to prepare 1 or 2 pieces that best reflect their current playing ability. Some suggested repertoire includes:
Students should submit instrumental and vocal auditions via the DOE Audition Tool for the 2021-22 admissions. Students will have access to the Audition Tool on the DOE website after they apply. Application form.