Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Audition Requirements

Undergraduate BA and Music Education Program

Two contrasting pieces, different styles selected from repertoire that represents a minimum NYSSMA level 5 (or the equivalent). NYSSMA level 5 repertoire can be identified by searching the CUNY Catalog.

Select Queens College from the library list and type NYSSMA 5 and the name of your instrument in the "Search for" box. You will get a list of pieces that are at that level.

When you click on the link, fill in the "search for" box with nyssma and your instrument, like the picture below:



For Percussion Applicants Only

  • Snare drum solo work and rudiments
  • A solo on a mallet instrument (usually Marimba) plus all scales
  • A Timpani solo and tuning exercises