City Ensembles

All-City High School Ensembles

The Office of Arts and Special Projects (OASP) of the New York City Department of Education conducts auditions in mid-October of students in Grades 9-12 for the All-City High School Chorus, Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble.

For selected participants, rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings throughout the school year, culminating in a series of concerts held in May. Each musical organization is directed by an outstanding conductor with the assistance of talented and dedicated music teachers.

Application and audition dates, sites and requirements can be found on the DOE website. 

Salute to Music

Similarly for students in Grades 5-8, the OASP conducts auditions for both singers and instrumentalists and more specific information can be accessed through the DOE website:


The Juilliard School MAP program

Recruitment efforts for the 2015-2016 year are in full swing, with applications due April 1 and entrance auditions on May 16.

The basic goal of MAP is to help talented and committed students progress on their instruments and further their growth as whole musicians. 

Eligibility: Any student who meets the following three criteria is eligible:
• Played instrument for at least 2 years (3 years for violin, cello, & piano)
• Age 8-14 at the time of audition (May 16, 2015)
• Reside in the NY tri-state area

Underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply, but all interested students who meet the above eligibility criteria may apply, audition, and be considered for admission.

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