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Music Schools in NY

Guys, I really want to be in the New York scene for music. Can anyone suggest some good music schools in NY? Also, if you've attended, any insight on the audition process and what it's like attending would be much appreciated.

20 days ago

NY is an exciting place if you're passionate about music. There are several great schools here that offer top-notch music programs.

1. The Juilliard School: Known globally for its superior programs in music, Juilliard offers a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that includes performance opportunities and small student-to-faculty ratios to ensure personalized learning. From my knowledge, applicants must prepare specific pieces for their auditions, which can vary based on your instrument or voice type. Do check their admission requirements for specific audition information.

2. Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester: A premier institution for certain music disciplines, Eastman provides robust programs that promote creativity and musicianship. The audition process varies with each major, but generally involves a pre-screening round, followed by a live audition.

3. Manhattan School of Music: This institution provides students with a comprehensive musical foundation coupled with the cosmopolitan vibe of NY. The Manhattan School of Music also requires a prescreening process before a live audition and has specific repertoire requirements for each instrument.

4. Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College: Catering to both performance and scholarly pursuits in music, ACSM offers an exciting, supportive environment for students. Auditions here typically involve performing two contrasting pieces, scales, and possibly a sight-reading component.

While I haven't attended these schools, many students have shared that the atmosphere is competitive yet inspiring. Networking opportunities abound in the vibrant NY music scene, and performance opportunities can be incredibly diverse and exciting. Make sure to research each programme to see which might be the best fit for your musical ambition. It's also beneficial to connect with current students or alumni to get a sense of what it's like to attend these schools.

20 days ago

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