Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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All faculty can be reached via email, and individual appointments can arranged between students and faculty.

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Hours and Location

Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday - 9:00 - 5:00 (Remote)

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Audition Requirements

Bachelor of Music

All undergraduate music applicants are required to take the Music Placement Exam on the day of the audition. Further details on the Music Placement Exam can be found here.

Applications are considered in the following areas:



  • A Prelude and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier
  • Another major work of J.S. Bach
  • A sonata of Beethoven, Haydn or Mozart
  • A Romantic Work
  • A Twentieth Century Composition (optional)



Representative works from major areas of the literature:

  • A major work of J.S. Bach
  • A Baroque work
  • A work from the early Classical or Twentieth century repertoire



Three substantial works from different style periods:

  • A work of J.S. Bach
  • A work from the Nineteenth or Twentieth century repertoire
  • A work of the applicant's choice
    (Applicants should bear in mind the character of the Maynard-Walker Memorial Organ)



BMus (performance program) audition requirements:

  • One Italian Art Song and one American or British Art Song
  • No opera arias will be accepted

BA (Music Education or general music) audition requirement:

  • One Italian Art song and one American or British Art song/or Musical theater selection
  • No opera arias will be accepted

If above requirements are not on the application's repertoire, they will not be granted an audition. Exceptions can be made for a German or French art song.



Violin, Viola, Cello:

  • One movement of a major concerto
  • Two contrasting movements of Solo Bach
  • One movement of a sonata, contemporary work or a show piece


  • Major or minor scale and arpeggio, three octaves, of applicant's choice
  • Two contrasting movements of a baroque sonata, or first movement of a standard concerto and an additional contrasting movement or work
  • One etude on the level of Bille, Simandl, Storch-Hrabe, or Sturm
  • One orchestral excerpt of the applicant's choice



Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Saxophone:

  • One movement from a concerto
  • 2 contrasting etudes
  • 3 to 5 excerpts



Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn and Tuba

  • One movement from a concerto
  • 2 contrasting etudes
  • 3 to 5 excerpts, if the student has them



  • Snare drum solo work and rudiments
  • A solo on a mallet instrument (usually Marimba) plus all scales
  • A Timpani solo and tuning exercises


Classical Guitar

  • A technical study or composition by Sor, Aguado or Carcassi
  • A work from the Renaissance or Baroque period
  • A solo twentieth century composition