Admissions Information & Auditions

The deadlines on this page are for those students interested in matriculating to UD as a Music Major. For students interested in auditioning for ensembles, a Music Minor, and/or Merit or Honors Private Study, please look at information under Current Students. Please email the Department​ with questions!

All prospective undergraduate music majors must audition and take an online Music Theory Placement Test as part of their application to the University of Delaware. Specific audition repertoire is required for each instrument; please visit Application Instructions and Timeline​ for details. 

To schedule an audition, please complete our Audition Request Form (Deadline: January 15)

The Department of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: The Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts in Music, both with a variety of concentrations and possible minors. For a complete list of our available​ Undergraduate and Graduate music programs, please visit Academics​. 

In addition to the performance audition, the following programs have other requirements included in the Admissions process: 

  • B.M. Music Education applicants must audition on their primary instrument and interview with the Music Education faculty (​Piano and Guitar students wishing to apply for the Music Education Program must also prepare a secondary audition on either a band or orchestra instrument or on voice to be completed at the time of their piano or guitar audition.)

  • B. M. Music Composition applicants must submit prescreening materials​, audition on their primary instrument, and interview with the Composition faculty; scores of three compositions for varying instruments or ensembles are required at the interview.

  • B. M. Music Theory and B. M. Music History & Literature applicants must audition on their primary instrument, submit a writing sample via email​, and interview with Theory or History faculty respectively.

Graduate applicants, apply here​.

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