Admissions

Pre-screening Requirements

Admissions Contact

Department of Enrollment Management

300 Nassau Rd
Huntington, NY 11743

631-944-4400

admissions@mahanaim.com

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Pre-screening Requirements

Pre-screening Format

1. Video Format

  • Video format: MP4

  • Video Codec: H.264

  • Ratio: 16:9

  • Resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080)

  • Recorded video must be focused. Unfocused or blur video will not be accepted

2. Recording

  • Videos filmed in a practice room, a living room, a concert hall, a recording studio, or any other setting may be submitted. 

  • The camera should be positioned in a way that allows faculty to fully view you and your instrument.

  • For conducting (Choral and Orchestral) students, should ensure they are fully captured in the video recording, with the camera capturing their face, both arms, and full body. They may conduct with music or from memory, and each piece should be a complete run-through.

3. Title

  • Last name, First name, Name of musical piece that you will sing or perform

Result
 

1. Pre-screening results will be announced two weeks after application deadline date. 

Performance

Voice
  • 1. Choose one song from the Italian, French, German or English repertoire.

  • 2. Choose one Aria from Opera or Oratorio repertoire and sing in the original key.  Number 1 and 2 has to be in different languages

Piano
  • The first movement of a sonata by Mozart

  • One Chopin étude op. 10 or op. 25

Violin
  • One Virtuoso caprice

  • One movement of a standard concerto including cadenza (if applicable)

Viola
  • One Virtuoso caprice

  • One movement of a standard concerto including cadenza (if applicable)

Cello
  • One Virtuoso caprice

  • One movement of a standard concerto including cadenza (if applicable)

Double Bass
  • One movement from a concerto

  • One solo work that best demonstrates their skills.

Flute
  • One movement of Mozart's concerto

  • One solo piece of choice

Oboe
  • One étude

  • A First movement of a concerto from a standard repertoire (such as Mozart, Marcello, Strauss, etc.)

Clarinet
  • One étude

  • Fast movement of Mozart or Weber concerto

Bassoon
  • One étude

  • One movement of a standard concerto

Horn
  • One étude

  • One movement of a standard concerto

Trumpet
  • One étude

  • One movement from sonatas or concertos or other solo works

Trombone
  • One étude

  • One movement from sonatas or concertos or other solo works

Tuba
  • One étude

  • One movement from sonatas or concerto or other solo works

Percussion
  • Snare Drum: One étude

  • Marimba: One solo – with two mallets

  • Timpani: One solo or étude

Composition

Composition
  1. Submit two compositions of two different genres which were composed within the last 2 years. (Each piece must be 3 minutes long, two compositions must be different in instruments, vocal, styles and genre)

  2. Submit the compositions in PDF format and the recordings.

  3. Write the year and recording of the compositions.

  4. Submit a short essay about what one wants to express through the compositions.

  5. Upload score and recording when submitting the application.

Conducting

Orchestral Conducting
  1. One movement of a symphony Mozart, Beethoven or Haydn.

  2. One Overture

    • Applicants should record their conducting of 2 piano accompaniments.

    • Applicants should ensure they are fully captured in the video recording, with the camera capturing their face, both arms, and full body.

    • Applicants must conduct from memory, and each piece should be a complete run-through.

Choral Conducting
  1. Two choral works from the early Baroque to Romantic period.

    • Applicants should record themselves conducting a choral ensemble, small vocal ensemble, or a full piano reduction. (including choral parts and accompaniment, if there is any, which may require two pianos or piano four hands.)

    • ​Applicants should ensure they are fully captured in the video recording, with the camera capturing their face, both arms, and full body. Applicants from memory, and each piece should be a complete run-through.