Audition Information

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Audition Instructions

Wind, String and Harp applicants are expected to perform a live audition. Exceptions will be made for applicants that live more than 100 miles from their closest audition site. NOI will now accept video auditions from wind, string, and harp applicants if they live more than 100 miles from the closest audition location.

Live auditions will be approximately 10 minutes in length and will be performed without accompaniment. Audition appointments are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in auditions are accepted at each site only if space is available.

Percussion applicants must submit a video audition.

To register for a live or video audition, please visit our Apply page.  

Audition Repertoire

Audition Schedule

A list of individual audition times will be posted approximately one week prior to the audition date. Applicants can find their assigned audition time, once posted, by clicking on the appropriate date. You will receive an email when the audition times have been posted here.

NOTE: Eastman School of Music dates will be posted in November, 2020.

February 6, 2020 New England Conservatory of Music Boston, MA
February 9, 2020 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
February 16, 2020 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
February 18, 2020 Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia, PA
February 19, 2020 Kaufman Center (NYC) New York, NY
February 20, 2020 Kaufman Center (NYC) New York, NY
February 22, 2020 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
February 23, 2020 Oberlin Conservatory Oberlin, OH
February 23, 2020 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
February 23, 2020 Rice University Houston, TX
February 24, 2020 Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland, OH
February 25, 2020 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
February 26, 2020 Indiana University  Bloomington, IN
February 25, 2020 Colburn School Los Angeles, CA
February 27, 2020 San Francisco Conservatory San Francisco, CA
February 29, 2020 Cincinnati College-Conservatory Cincinnati, OH
February 29, 2020 University of Maryland College Park, MD
March 1, 2020 University of Maryland College Park, MD