Chamber Music Audition Repertoire

Due to the global health situation, NEC will be assessing applicants through audition recordings. After review of the recordings, some applicants may be asked to connect in February via video call for a short interview and remote audition. After reviewing?the?recording guidelines,?please upload your recording files as part of your online application.

NEC recognizes that the continuing pandemic may present challenges in arranging collaborative rehearsals and recording sessions. We ask that applicants do their best in meeting our repertoire guidelines, but please know that we will be flexible with and understanding of any necessary modifications. ?

Audition Repertoire Guidelines

Professional String Quartet Training Program

NEC does not anticipate an opening for a String Quartet in Fall 2021. We expect to review ensembles for admission in the Fall 2022 cycle.

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Professional Piano Trio Training Program

Groups applying to the?Professional Piano Trio Training Program?should submit an audition recording with three contrasting?trios (all movements) of the group's choice.

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

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Chamber Music - Piano

  1. Piano solo: any first movement of a Beethoven sonata
  2. Piano trio: any slow movement from a Beethoven trio
  3. Piano trio: a first movement of a Mendelssohn, Schumann, or Brahms trio
  4. Violin or cello sonata: a first movement from a violin or cello sonata of your choice

NEC encourages applicants to submit diverse repertoire, including works composed by women, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or musicians from one's own cultural background.

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