The EMMI program is a progressive, audition-based music conservatory within the Upper School.
Musicians are accepted into this exceptional and distinctive program by audition only. An EMMI music major is a dedicated student who is seriously committed to the study and performance of music. As members of the larger school community, EMMI students benefit from our college preparatory program while pursuing their passion for music. Learn more about the EMMI program here.
Applicants who are applying to the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) must complete recorded and live auditions in addition to completing the regular admission application process. The auditions, along with the admission application, determine if an applicant is invited to enroll in Crossroads’ pre-college classical music conservatory program.
Please see below for details on our EMMI application process:
Please submit our EMMI interest form to get started on your application. The process for auditioning for EMMI is done in addition to applying to Crossroads, but we'll send you all of the information you'll need to do both.
Applicants who have been invited to the Crossroads campus to complete a live audition for EMMI faculty will play or participate in:
One or more solo pieces of your choice that demonstrate both fast/technical playing as well as slow/lyrical playing, with or without an accompanist. A movement or movements of a sonata or concerto are accepted.
Informal sight reading and ear training assessments with EMMI faculty.
Music After Crossroads
EMMI alumni have consistently gone on to perform in some of the finest professional symphony orchestras in the world. In addition, they have assumed leadership roles in opera companies, professional societies and in teaching.