Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

Performance Majors

On the day of the audition, the student will be asked to complete their performance of solo repertoire, a sight reading skills evaluation, a brief interview, and a theory placement test.  Theory test results are used for class placement and do not impact acceptance decisions. Pianists and singers must perform all pieces by memory; no exceptions will be acceptable.

Instrumentalists

  • An etude
  • Two contrasting pieces
  • Corresponding scales & arpeggios 

Vocalists

  • A 17th or 18th century Italian or English song
  • An art song of contrasting style in any language, from any period

Composition Majors

The following materials must be submitted by May 31st 2019

  • A portfolio containing three original compositions
  • A completed Music Theory placement test; Students must test out of or have completed Music Theory Level 3. Music Theory tests are self-scheduled and may be taken during regular Conservatory hours in Princeton, NJ.

Following review of these materials, the student may be contacted for an interview.


Musicianship Studies Majors

The following materials must be submitted by May 31st 2019

  • Students complete the Music Theory placement test. Music Theory tests are self-scheduled and may be taken during regular Conservatory hours in Princeton.

Following review of these materials, the student may be contacted for an interview.