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School of Choral Studies

School of Choral Studies Auditions

Program dates and application deadlines for 2021 are TBD.

Applications for the 2019 season are now available. Recorded auditions must be submitted or postmarked by January 31, 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, it is to your advantage to submit your application materials by January 31, 2020. 

School of Choral Studies Online Application

If you are interested in attending the School of Choral Studies, you must audition successfully to become a member or alternate. You may audition for NYSSSA either by attending one of the live auditions held at different locations around the state OR by submitting a recorded video audition. No preference is given to live or recorded auditions.

Audition Preparation

APPLICATION FORM: To participate in the audition process, complete the application form.  

SOLO: You should perform a prepared vocal selection to demonstrate your technical and musical abilities. 

SCALES: Prepare two scales: a major scale (ascending and descending) and a melodic minor scale (ascending and descending) in any key you prefer. 

REQUIRED SELECTION: You must prepare the required selection, which will be an important part of your audition.


Recorded Audition Requirements

Audition recordings will not be adjudicated without a completed application form.

Complete recorded auditions (your solo, scales, and the required selection) can be sent by:

  • Email:
  • Online: You may upload your audition to a video-sharing website (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) , and send the link by email. 

Audition Dates

There are no calendar events right now.

Required Documents

Tuition and Financial Aid

The total cost of tuition, room, and board is $2,500. NYSSSA awards financial assistance based upon individual need.