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SMS High School Final Summer Auditions for 2019-20

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Special Music School High School will hear final summer auditions for admission in the 2019-20 school year on two remaining dates; Thursday, August 22 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Please note that these auditions take place at different locations and at different times. Details are below.

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4 pm
Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, Main Entrance
(Upon arrival at the Kaufman Music Center Welcome Desk, you will be given warm-up room information.)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 9:30 am
MLK, Jr. Academic Complex
122 Amsterdam Avenue (between 65th and 66th Streets)
(Upon arrival at the MLK, Jr. Complex, you will be greeted by SMS High School staff members, who will direct you to warm-up rooms on the Garden Level of the building.)

WHAT TO BRING?

At both auditions, we ask that students bring an extra copy of your music for the panel to view while you perform. Please also bring copies of your transcript, your most recent report cards, and any test scores you have as well.

WHAT TO PREPARE?

During your audition, you will be asked to:

  1. Play a piece (or two) that demonstrate(s) your abilities on your chosen instrument (or voice, if you are a singer).
  2. Sight read a short excerpt.
  3. Take a 20-minute music theory assessment exam.

HOW DO I RESERVE A SPOT AT ONE OF THE AUDITIONS?

If you plan on attending the audition, or have any questions, please send an email to Sarah Peskanov, Administrative Associate, at sarah@specialmusicschool.org, letting us know the following:

  1. Student applicant's name
  2. Student's instrument
  3. The grade the student will enter this fall
  4. Which date you will audition

Thank you. We look forward to your audition!

SMS High School Admissions Team