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Auditions

Every Spring, Music Under New York (MUSIC) presents a day of auditions in Grand Central Terminal to review and add new performers to the MUSIC roster. This year, MUSIC held its annual auditions in May on the Northeast Balcony of the Grand Central Terminal. Here are some photos captured during the audition.

Application Process

To obtain an Audition Application Form, which is available January through March, please contact MUSIC at 212-878-4678 or print it from the MUSIC website.

To join MUSIC, musicians and performers must apply for the auditions and submit a package of information, which includes the MUSIC Audition Application form. To obtain an Audition Application form, which is available January through March, please contact MUSIC at 212-878-4678 or print it from the MUSIC website. For consideration, please prepare a package with the completed Application Form, a sample of your performance on CD or DVD and/or optional items such as a bio, resume, press clippings or reviews and mail it to:

MUSIC UNDER NEW YORK
341 Madison Avenue, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10017

The Audition application packages are due in the MUSIC office no later than March 20th.

All performers are welcome to apply for the audition. Packages will be reviewed and approximately 60 eligible performers will be contacted and invited to perform at the auditions, which are held live, one-day only, and open to public. A panel of professionals, consisting of representatives from the music industry, cultural institutions, MTA station operations, fellow musicians and others, will judge each of the five minute performances during the audition based on the criteria of quality, variety, and appropriateness for the mass transit environment.

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