Bass, Brass, Woodwinds, Vibes, and Strings
Applicants must either audition live or submit a recording. The required repertoire is the same regardless of audition method.
Audition Repertoire Requirements
Three jazz standards performed with a rhythm section provided by the school
1. One up-tempo tune
2. One ballad
3. One blues tune
Bass players are welcome to audition on The New School's acoustic bass. However, they must notify the Office of Admission by email at least one week prior to their scheduled audition. Applicants are also welcome to audition on electric bass. The audition room will be equipped with a bass amp; each applicant must bring their own instrument/patch cable.
Applicants who pass the prescreen and are submitting an audition recording should include the same repetoire as is required for the live audition. Recorded auditions must be performed with a live rhythm section. Once the recording is complete, applicants should upload audition tracks directly to the Office of Admission. If you cannot upload your tracks you may send an audition CD. (We do not accept cassettes, minidiscs, VHS, DVD, or Video of any kind.) CDs must be clearly labeled with your name, instrument, and titles of the tunes you are performing.