Audition Guidesheet - School of Music NYC


 

The following information is provided to help you present a successful audition for acceptance as a music major at Nyack College, and/or for consideration for a music scholarship.

• You must apply for admission to Nyack College before auditioning.

• For those auditioning for entry into the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, or interested in an interdisciplinary major with a music concentration: present one selection in any style that shows an aptitude for college level music study. 

• For those auditioning for entry into the Music Education, Music in Worship, Gospel Music Performance, Composition, or Vocal/Instrumental/Keyboard Performance programs and/or for consideration for a scholarship:present two solo pieces, contrasting in style. 

• Sight-reading, ear-training, and piano skills will be evaluated at all auditions. 

• A Basic Music Skills Assessment Test will be given after the audition.

• An essay will be written by the applicant to determine language proficiency and communication skills.
 

Vocalists:

Perform pieces from memory. An accompanist can be provided or you may use your own accompanist.  A piece performed in a foreign language is a good choice for a vocal audition. 

 

Keyboard artists and Guitarists:

Perform pieces from memory. 
Be prepared to perform scales and arpeggios.

 

Instrumentalists:

May perform with music.
An accompanist can be provided or you may use your own accompanist. Be prepared to perform scales and arpeggios.

Scholarships:

You will be considered for a music scholarship at the time of your audition. (Music Achievement Grant for music majors; Music Ensemble scholarship for accepted ensemble participants.) To be eligible for music scholarship consideration you must perform before the faculty in your chosen field. Composers must present an original work.

 

For further information and to set up an appointment, please contact Ms. Autumn-Carol Nova at (646) 378-6188