The EMMI program is a rigorous, audition-based classical 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 classical music. As members of the larger school community, EMMI students benefit from our college preparatory program while also pursuing their passion for classical 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.
All EMMI applicants need to complete the following audition steps:
Please email us with a URL link to your audition video (via YouTube or a similar platform) as well as the information below. Successful applicants will be invited to Crossroads to participate in a live audition for the EMMI faculty.
Email: Please include the student's name, age, grade, current school, current private teacher;s name, email address and phone number. Also include parents' names with address, email addresses and phone numbers.
URL link to Video: Please submit one or more solo pieces of your choice that demonstrate both fast/technical playing as well as slow/lyrical playing. A movement or movements of a sonata or concerto are accepted. Recording without an accompanist is accepted.
Applicants who have successfully completed the prescreening audition process will be invited to the Crossroads campus to complete a live audition for EMMI faculty. Auditions are offered on select Tuesday afternoons. Applicants 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.