- 2 Music Theory Courses: Completion (or placing out of) MUS 105 & 106. The test to place out of Music 105 is offered during weeks 0 and 1 of the Fall Semester, and in the first week of the Spring Semester. Please contact the Academic Programs Administrator, Gregory Smith, to get a copy of the test.
- 2 Performance Courses: These include MUS 213, 214, 216, 215, & 219
- 2 other Music Department Courses: Selected from those that satisfy the Music Major.
- MUS 298/299 (Lessons for credit), taken consecutively within one academic year.
For a complete list of current courses, please click here.
includes being a part of either the Princeton University Orchestra, Glee Club, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensembles, or Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). For further information about these groups, please click here. Pianists who are not a part of these groups should pursue chamber music and accompaniment projects.
Admission to the Program in Performance for instrumentalists is by live audition at the end of the sophomore year, for a panel of ensemble directors. Audition sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin boards on the first floor of Woolworth when the audition date is announced online, by email, and by flyer.
- PIANO & ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS: one movement from a standard sonata or concerto, showing an element of contrast.
- SINGERS: two selections from standard opera arias or songs - one in Italian, and the other in French or German.
- VOCAL CONSORT: confer with the Vocal Consort program coordinator Gabriel Crouch.
- CONDUCTING: confer with the Conducting program coordinator Michael Pratt.
- All classical performers must bring a brief musical CV and repertoire list, signed by their studio instructor, covering their freshman and sophomore years.
- JAZZ: two selections of contrasting style that demonstrate awareness of the jazz tradition and the ability to improvise. Repertoire selection is open across jazz genres, including Afro-Latin and Brazilian pieces. Musicians should be prepared to improvise over several choruses with their own ensemble accompaniment.
The Anthony H. P. Lee '79 Director of Jazz at Princeton University, Mahanthappa is an award winning alto saxophonist/composer who is widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st century.
Ryan Dalton is the incoming Program Manager for the Music Department. His time in Princeton, NJ began at an early age when he became a member of The American Boychoir School, lucky enough to spend...